The Dell™ Quickset LightFX Utility
The Dell QuickSet LightFX utility provides a quick, simple interface to adjust the Dell™ XPS™ chassis LED lighting while in a Microsoft® Windows operating system.
The LED Control Tab in the Dell LightFX Utility
The LED Control tab (Figure 1) allows you to select from a variety of colors and color intensities to customize your computer’s LEDs. The LEDs on our computer are grouped into zones. A zone is a set of LEDs that are controlled as if they were a single LED. When you set the color of a zone, you are setting the color of every LED within that zone. Different computer models can have varying numbers and locations of zones, and the number of individual LEDs in those zones can vary from one to four or more. From the LED Control tab you can:
When the computer boots, the colors that appear in the zones are those set in the BIOS as the power-on default colors. When you log in, the LEDs change to your previously saved color scheme. To change the power-on default colors, choose the desired colors on your screen and select Save as power-on default check box in the lower-left area of the LED Control tab. When you restart the computer, the new default colors appear.
Figure 1: The Dell™ Quickset LightFX LED Control Tab
The LED Effects Tab in the Dell LightFX Utility
The LED Effects tab allows you to assign an LED effect that runs continuously or only for a short time after the arrival of a new e-mail. In addition, there are pre-programmed sequences of LED effects available by using XPS LightFX Music Player Plug-ins. You can enable or disable each plug-in by selecting the Plug-in in the LED Effects tab. (Figure 1)
Figure 1: The Dell Quickset LightFX LED Effects Tab
You can select several LED effects to play when an event occurs. The Dell LED Effects are as follows:
You can configure the selected effect as follows:
Configure the Dell™ Quickset LightFX Music Player Plug-ins
If your XPS has the gaming interface, it has several visualization plug-ins, called LightFX, that display several pre-programmed effects using the LEDs. Currently, there are LightFX modules for the following Music Players:
Double-click the Dell QuickSet icon in the Notification Area.
Click the LED Effects tab.
In the XPS LightFX™ Music Player Plug-ins area, click to put a check in the box next to the desired music player.
Open the associated application and select the LightFX module. (Table 1)
If a Music Player Plug-ins check box is already checked, it means that the plug-in is installed and should be available from within the associated application. If you uncheck a Music Player Plug-ins check box, the plug-in will be uninstalled and cannot be used from within the associated application. If the entire entry is grayed out, the associated application is not installed on the system.
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Gaming Options Tab in the Dell LightFX Utility
The Gaming Options tab provides access to settings that can help you enhance the gaming performance of your computer. (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Dell QuickSet LightFX Gaming Options Tab
The options in the Gaming Options tab perform the following functions:
Some of these options may not be available or supported on your system. Unavailable options appear on the Gaming Options tab, but the text on their buttons are grayed out. The options have no effect if you click the button.
Article ID: SLN266491
Last Date Modified: 05/28/2009 12:00 AM