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Twinkle Tray

This is not the latest version of Twinkle Tray available.

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1.15.2 | Updated: 10 Dec 2022

Downloads:

4,635

Downloads of v 1.15.2:

534

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Xander Frangos

Twinkle Tray 1.15.2

This is not the latest version of Twinkle Tray available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Twinkle Tray, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Twinkle Tray, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Twinkle Tray, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade twinkle-tray -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.15.2'" [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 twinkle-tray -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.15.2'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install twinkle-tray
  win_chocolatey:
    name: twinkle-tray
    version: '1.15.2'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'twinkle-tray' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.15.2'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller twinkle-tray
{
    Name     = "twinkle-tray"
    Version  = "1.15.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'twinkle-tray':
  ensure   => '1.15.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10 Dec 2022.

Description


choco://twinkle-tray

To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Twinkle Tray

Twinkle Tray lets you easily manage the brightness levels of multiple monitors. Even though Windows is capable of adjusting the backlight on most monitors, it typically doesn't support external monitors. Windows 10 & 11 also lack any ability to manage the brightness of multiple displays. This app inserts a new icon into your system tray, where you can click to have instant access to the brightness levels of all compatible displays.

Screenshot

Features

  • Adds brightness sliders to the system tray, similar to the built-in Windows volume flyout.
  • Seamlessly blends in with Windows 10 and Windows 11. Uses your Personalization settings to match your taskbar.
  • Can automatically change monitor brightness depending on the time of day or when idle.
  • Bind hotkeys to adjust the brightness of specific or all displays.
  • Normalize backlight across different monitors.
  • Control DDC/CI features such as contrast.
  • Starts up with Windows.

Design & Personalization

Twinkle Tray will automatically adjust the look and feel to match your Windows version and preferences. Additional options are available to select the Windows version and theme of your choice.

Comparison Screenshot

Package Parameters

  • /NoShim - Opt out of creating a shim, and removes any existing shim.
  • /Start - Automatically start Twinkle Tray after installation completes.

Package Notes

The installer executed by this package was built using Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS). For advanced setup scenarios, refer to NSIS's command-line interface documentation. Any desired arguments can be appended to (or optionally overriding with the --override-arguments switch) the package's default install arguments with the --install-arguments option.


This package may create a shim named twinkletray to facilitate easier access to the command-line interface. However, shimgen will create a GUI shim, which will not wait for the underlying process to exit by default. This may cause issues with displaying console output when using the command-line interface or viewing debug messages. Users requiring this functionality should pass the --shimgen-waitforexit switch to ensure the shim behaves correctly.


For future upgrade operations, consider opting into Chocolatey's useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades feature to avoid having to pass the same arguments with each upgrade:

choco feature enable --name=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades

When using the /Start package parameter, you may see a large CLIXML block logged to stderr. This is a known issue with Chocolatey's Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin cmdlet, and is not necessarily indicative of an error condition. Until this is addressed, you should ensure the failOnStandardError feature is disabled while installing/upgrading this package.


tools\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The packaged Windows installer binary is available for independent download via the
Releases page on Twinkle Tray's GitHub repository. A download link for the packaged version
is included at the following URL:
https://github.com/xanderfrangos/twinkle-tray/releases/tag/v1.15.2

For convenience, this is a direct URL to the relevant asset:
https://github.com/xanderfrangos/twinkle-tray/releases/download/v1.15.2/Twinkle.Tray.v1.15.2.exe

The following PowerShell command will print a calculated SHA256 hash:

    (Get-FileHash -Path Twinkle.Tray.v1.15.2.exe -Algorithm SHA256).Hash

This command should be executed against an independently downloaded binary, as well
as the copy distributed with the package. Both hash values should be identical. A
matching hash value should confirm that no corruption or tampering has occurred
during this package's generation process.

For reference, the following SHA256 hash was calculated during the package's automated creation:
FE2B43BBDB71363C037208CC53F72BD66E1C4E515CC22147CCECACE953A4F77E
tools\LICENSE.txt
From: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xanderfrangos/twinkle-tray/v1.15.2/LICENSE

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2019 Xander Frangos

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.
tools\Twinkle.Tray.v1.15.2.exe
md5: 995149349D0599F0D03584830DAF0668 | sha1: 286C6C00019E957FF34F2DC8DA483ED52DB0DB39 | sha256: FE2B43BBDB71363C037208CC53F72BD66E1C4E515CC22147CCECACE953A4F77E | sha512: E054054D4202F486D7A48A4F6307B0F132C058EBB493E606C5723C56C66BC9667CD6E290B248291438B29C8C30FFEDCDFE5FC2E3AA13D5A4BA81B0DFA0C7D1BA
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'Twinkle Tray*'
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  silentArgs     = '/currentuser /S'
}

[array] $keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($keys.Count -eq 1)
{
  $keys | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = $($_.UninstallString.TrimEnd('/currentuser'))
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
}
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0)
{
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
}
elseif ($keys.Count -gt 1)
{
  Write-Warning "$($keys.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $keys | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
}

Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'twinkletray'
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$installerFileName = 'Twinkle.Tray.v1.15.2.exe'
$filePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $installerFileName
$softwareNamePattern = 'Twinkle Tray*'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType = 'EXE'
  file64 = $filePath
  softwareName = $softwareNamePattern
  silentArgs = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

$appInstallLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation -AppNamePattern $softwareNamePattern
if ($null -ne $appInstallLocation)
{
  $installedApplicationPath = Join-Path -Path $appInstallLocation -ChildPath 'Twinkle Tray.exe'
}
else
{
  Write-Warning 'Install location not detected'
}

$shimName = 'twinkletray'

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($pp.NoShim)
{
  Uninstall-BinFile -Name $shimName
}
else
{
  if ($null -ne $installedApplicationPath)
  {
      Install-BinFile -Name $shimName -Path $installedApplicationPath
  }
  else
  {
      Write-Warning 'Skipping shim creation - install location not detected'
  }
}

#Remove installer binary post-install to prevent disk bloat
Remove-Item $filePath -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#If installer binary removal fails for some reason, prevent an installer shim from being generated
if (Test-Path -Path $filePath)
{
  Set-Content -Path "$filePath.ignore" -Value $null -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
}

if ($pp.Start)
{
  if ($null -ne $installedApplicationPath)
  {
    #Spawn a separate temporary PowerShell instance to prevent display of debug output
    $statement = "Start-Process -FilePath ""$installedApplicationPath"""
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements $statement -NoSleep -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  }
  else
  {
    Write-Warning 'Skipping application start - install location not detected'
  }
}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta5-3 50 Thursday, January 18, 2024 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta5-2 25 Monday, January 8, 2024 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta5-1 22 Sunday, January 7, 2024 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta5 15 Sunday, January 7, 2024 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta4 77 Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta3 46 Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta2 37 Sunday, July 30, 2023 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.16.0-beta1 29 Friday, July 28, 2023 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.3 746 Thursday, March 9, 2023 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.2 534 Saturday, December 10, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.1 76 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.0 105 Sunday, December 4, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.0-beta2 46 Monday, November 28, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.15.0-beta1 30 Sunday, November 27, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.8 130 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.7 361 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.6 56 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.5 70 Thursday, August 25, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.4 35 Thursday, August 25, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.3 82 Friday, July 15, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.2 105 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.1 38 Sunday, July 10, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.14.0 47 Sunday, July 10, 2022 Approved
Twinkle Tray 1.13.11 99 Monday, March 28, 2022 Approved
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