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76 107P2 CM 25 GSIII LightFrameTM for Windows
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Philips LightFrameTM feature enriches the experience of pictures and
Should you need to remove the LightFrameTM software, please follow
video on a Philips CRT (picture tube) monitor. This highlighting is done
by boosting the brightness and sharpness on a selected region of the
monitor screen. Since high brightness and sharpness are not preferred 1) First, click on the Start Menu.
for most standard Windows applications, this special feature will only be 2) Next, highlight Settings.
active in certain circumstances. So that you can control these
circumstances, a special program and icons will be installed in your 3) Then, click on Control Panel.
Windows operating systems. 4) Now, click on Add/Remove Programs
5) Finally, select LightFrame from the list and then click on the
Notes Add/Remove button.
Philips LightFrameTM will only work with monitors that have been built to
use this software. Earlier Philips monitors or other manufacturers'
monitors will not work with this special software. It is recommended that Operating LightFrameTM
you install this software only on a Philips monitor designed to use it. After installation, LightFrameTM starts up automatically whenever the
These monitors can be identified by the LightFrameTM logo on the front computer is started. At system start up, LightFrameTM checks the
of the monitor. selected resolution of the monitor and if the monitor is LightFrameTM
This software is not designed for use with LCD flat screen monitors. capable.
LightFrameTM will work with true Windows-based programs and DOS-
based programs that operate in a Window's environment. It will not work
with DOS-based programs operating only in a DOS environment. Icon and Colors
An icon of a monitor represents LightFrameTM on your desktop. This icon
appears as a shortcut on the Windows desktop. LightFrameTM has three
Definitions (3) modes of operation: Active, Inactive, and Suspended. The same icon
The following list contains definitions for frequently used words. with a different color in its center represents each mode.
Highlighted window: The selected window on which LightFrameTM is Active = The LightFrameTM icon has bright green center.
active. Inactive = The icon has a gray center.
Highlighted area: The selected rectangle (area) on which Suspended = The icon has a yellow center with a red cross.
LightFrameTM is active.
Compatibility An active window must be 100% visible, i.e. it must be on top of all other
This version of LightFrameTM is compatible with windows or areas. If any part of another window or area overlaps a
Windows 95 highlighted window, LightFrameTM automatically suspends operation.
Windows 98 That means the icon goes from a green center to a yellow on with a red
Windows NT cross and the feature ceases. Once that window or area is removed and
Windows 2000 Professional Edition. the original highlighted window is on top again, LightFrameTM
automatically re-engages and the icon regains its bright green center.
An active window must also be 100% on the monitor's viewing area. If
Language Selection part of a highlighted window moves off the monitor's viewing area,
While English is the default language of LightFrameTM, the User LightFrameTM automatically goes into the Suspended mode. If part of a
Interface can be set up to operate in Dutch, French, German, Italian, window is off the viewing area, you will not be able to use LightFrameTM
Portuguese, or Spanish. on that window.
Only one window or area at a time can be highlighted.
1) To install LightFrameTM, place the CD in the CD-ROM drive. How To Activate LightFrameTM
2) Next, when the menu of items on the CD appears on your screen, 1) Click on the LightFrameTM icon in the systemtray (the area to the far
click on 'Install LightFrameTM'. right in the taskbar). . The icon will turn from gray to a green center.
3) Now, follow the on-screen prompts to properly install the program. 2) Guide the mouse to the window you want displayed. As you move the
The software checks to see if you have a compatible monitor. You mouse, the cursor changes to a small arrow with a light bulb.
must say yes to the license agreement for the software to install. 3a) Click on the window you want to have highlighted. The brightness
4) After installation, LightFrameTM automatically loads and the icon and sharpness are automatically adjusted.
appears in the taskbar. 3b) If you want to highlight only an area of a window, click on the left
mouse button and drag the cursor over the area to be highlighted
Notes while holding the mouse button. A rectangle forms around the area.
When the area is encompassed by the rectangle, release the mouse
LightFrameTM is installed in the Start menu, under Programs. Unless button and the area becomes highlighted.
otherwise selected during installation, LightFrameTM is installed in
"C:\Program Files\Philips\LightFrame." A shortcut is installed in the
StartUp folder and on the desktop. (If needed, LightFrameTM can be How to Deactivate LightFrameTM
operated manually from the StartUp folder.)
To deactivate, click on the LightFrameTM icon in the System Tray of the
If LightFrameTM detects that your monitor is not LightFrameTM Taskbar. The light in the middle of the icon turns gray and LightFrameTM
compatible, an message appears on the monitor screen. See Error is deactivated.
Message number 1 under the heading Error Messages. If you see this
message, you can select to abort or continue the installation. However,
if you continue the installation, LightFrameTM will probably not work on If a highlighted window is closed before LightFrameTM is deactivated,
the monitor. LightFrameTM is automatically deactivated.
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Right-Click Features Error Message 2 dialog box here
On the LightFrameTM icon in the taskbar, click the right-side mouse LightFrameTM cannot detect a monitor which supports this feature. You
button to bring up a menu from which you can select: can still start the software but LightFrameTM may not work.
About...which tells you something about LightFrameTM
Help which takes you to the Help screen where you can find additional
Exit which exits the LightFrameTM Program.
If you select exit and the color in the center of the icon is green, it will
turn gray and LightFrameTM is deactivated. If you select exit an Exit
message appears asking you if are sure you want to exit. Select "Yes" to
exit or "No" to abort the exit. If you select Yes, you can always restart
LightFrameTM by clicking on the desktop shortcut icon.
LightFrameTM is Suspended When . . .
Screensaver, Sleep mode, Deep Sleep (Power Off) mode is
LightFrameTM goes into the Suspended mode as soon as a screensaver
becomes active on your computer. This is true even though the monitor
icon may still have a green center. LightFrameTM becomes active again
as soon as the screen is reawakened and the screensaver quits.
The same is true when the computer goes into Sleep mode or Deep
Sleep (Power Off) mode. LightFrameTM goes into Suspended mode and
reawakens when the monitor is reawakened.
Screen or Area is Minimized
LightFrameTM suspends when a highlighted window is minimized.
LightFrameTM reactivates when the highlighted window is again
maximized or restored to its previous size.
Another Window or Area Overlaps Highlighted Window or Area
LightFrameTM suspends if a window that is not highlighted overlaps a
highlighted window. LightFrameTM reactivates once the highlighted
window is again on top.
Monitor Turned Off
If the monitor is "hard powered off" while a window or area is highlighted
and then hard powered on again, LightFrameTM is no longer active. The
icon may still show the feature as still active. In this case, you have to
exit LightFrameTM and restart it via the icon on the desktop or the Start
If the Monitor is Detached and Another Monitor is Attached
If the monitor is detached from the computer while a highlighted window
or area is displayed and then another monitor is attached, the system
will have to be rebooted so that Philips' LightFrameTM can detect the
monitor's LightFrameTM capabilities and store the setup information
about the new monitor. If the monitor is not LightFrameTM capable, an
Error message appears. See Error Message 2 under the heading Error
Messages. You can abort or continue the set up. However, if you
continue, LightFrameTM may not work with the monitor.
You may see this message when you install LightFrameTM.
Error Message 1 dialog box here
LightFrameTM cannot detect a monitor which supports this feature. You
can still proceed with the software installation but LightFrameTM might
not run on your system.
You may see this message when you try to switch monitors.