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Last Update:

24 Mar 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Whitlock


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Power Dimmer Screensaver

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1.0 | Updated: 24 Mar 2019



Downloads of v 1.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Matt Whitlock

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Power Dimmer Screensaver 1.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Power Dimmer Screensaver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Power Dimmer Screensaver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Power Dimmer Screensaver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade powerdimmer -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade powerdimmer -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure powerdimmer installed
    name: powerdimmer
    state: present
    version: 1.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'powerdimmer' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: powerdimmer,
    Version: 1.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller powerdimmer
   Name     = 'powerdimmer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'powerdimmer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install powerdimmer version="1.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 26 Mar 2019.


Power Dimmer is a Windows screen saver application that, once activated, will gradually dim your screen, fading it from full brightness to a final brightness level that you set. While the screen is dimmed, you can still see all of your windows, as well as any on-screen activity. Move the mouse or press a key and your screen will be restored to full brightness. To install this screen saver, download and unzip the file to your Windows folder and then select WhitSoft Power Dimmer from the list of screen savers in your Display Options control panel.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$ToolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path

$installArgs = @{
   packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath = (Get-ChildItem $ToolsDir -Filter "*.zip").FullName
   Destination  = Join-Path $env:SystemRoot 'system32'

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @installArgs
$File = Join-Path $env:SystemRoot 'system32\powerdimmer.scr'
if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($File)) {
    Write-Debug "Found the Power Dimmer screensaver file. Deleting it..."


Unless clearly stated otherwise, all WhitSoft programs are freeware, and 
as such are freely distributable. The one condition is that the program 
file itself must not be modified from its original form; however, it may 
be packaged or bundled with other software. If you are distributing a 
WhitSoft program, I'd appreciate a short email and a copy of the 
distributed package if possible.
md5: 7CD48C3BE44B689CD7D14E688EE2775D | sha1: 148C9837A472D2A7A02EF31F8D34A0765110989F | sha256: 427F8340D3BACA57989DEBA2311C5B5D0500E720B8A351D92AD56B66AA95A32B | sha512: 7CB565BDF39ABC93536FE2D096C6E3F346EEA4C863C9E2C9F527AD0E18F4CCAE3E72D9C814B0327F8E86CD11A2D8F37900289E3A7A940142D834E29CFB3824AD
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
The Power Dimmer zip file can be downloaded from its home site:
Direct Download:
URL      :
Checksum : 427F8340D3BACA57989DEBA2311C5B5D0500E720B8A351D92AD56B66AA95A32B

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