Use An Empty Browser Window To Light Your Face In Video Chats

Video chat is fun — so long as you can actually see the person you're chatting with. Webcams aren't exactly the best when it comes to low-light situations, so if you're in a room with very little light (think: hotel) your webcam may have some trouble seeing you. The solution? Use the light from your monitor.Home and technology blog Unplggd noticed that your monitor lights you pretty well when there's a lot of white light coming from your monitor. If you're video-chatting with someone, simply place an empty web browser window behind the video chat window to essentially turn your monitor into a (rectangular) ring light. Of course, you don't have to use a blank browser window as any blank white window will do, but who's video-chatting without a web browser installed? It's easy, quick, and probably already running on your computer anyway - just enter about:blank as your address and you'll be good to go.

Skype Lights: Keep a Blank Browser Window Open [Unplggd]


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    Open a blank Notepad document :)

    Go fullscreen (F11) for that little bit extra whitespace/light.

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