Thursday, May 12, 2011

Help Light Your Face During Video Chats With an Empty Browser Window

A Trust 120 SpaceCam webcamIf you live in your basement or a place where you don't have a lot of light, your webcam may have some trouble seeing you.

The solution? Use the light from your monitor.


If you're video-chatting with someone, simply open an blank browser window and type in the URL bar about:blank

33 commentaires:

Algorithmic said...

Been doing this for a while, it's a very handy trick!

cadexn said...

Great tips, thanks for the share!

BigSkull said...

I have the same webcam !

Nom de Plume said...

I find a desk lamp does the trick

Samuel Jackson said...

Great tip! Amazing blog.

pokemonalldayerrday said...

....BRILLIANT.

baka1236 said...

i do this all the time actually. thanks for the post m8

Ronald said...

wow amazing

Xenototh said...

Sounded like you described a horror film. In a dark place, and evil man plots evil plans, and tells them over webcam, but it is so dark no one can see his face.... until he accidentally opened a web browser! Yeah, crappy story.

Alpha said...

Facepalmingly brilliant

supertwiks said...

haha it makes sense

Trelin said...

Good idea. You could also set your desktop to a solid color if you want a light that's not as bright and/or want colored light for effect.

Kris159 said...

"If you live in your basement" hah, good one.

Laurent said...

Pretty simple idea, but thanks anyways.

BigSkull said...

I have the same webcam

Kingmush said...

Neat tip!

Gambling Degenerate said...

i use this all the time! haha it helps so much

Cartoon Universe said...
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Cartoon Universe said...

Good tip!

kxxthanxx said...

love it!

supertwiks said...

so simple and yet so useful!

Wolle said...

simple but fantastic

Al3xaG said...

Or turn up the lights? :D

sewingincircles said...

That actually seems like a great idea. I sometimes have that problem when I'm web chatting.

kobosei said...

This is pretty tight! thx for sharing!

Geoffrey said...

I can't believe I didn't think of this. Good advice!

Infinite_Essence said...

Nice, will use it next time haha

Chase said...

why have i not thought of this before? this site has now already been a huge help to me and i've only just gotten here. thanks!

SkipHopz said...

ok, fair enough. but maybe also try turning a light or lamp on...?

fit4life said...

that's a great tip! i usually keep my monitors brightness down so it doesnt hurt my eyes, and so it doesnt waste power

emosniper said...

Nice post, never thought of that before!

SNS said...

Pro tip, but i don't have a webcam on my desktop

Dola said...

lol it looks like a tiny robot

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