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Windows 7: Turn off autofocus on integrated camera

17 Jan 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Turn off autofocus on integrated camera

Hi. Where can I change the property settings for an integrated camera? Specifically, where can I change the autofocus property?

I recently started using the camera built into my notebook (I don't have any other cameras). Sometimes the camera zooms in and out automatically. I'm told I can fix this by turning off autofocus. However, I can't find such a setting.

I opened Control Panel - View scanners and cameras. But that just gives me an empty window (see attachment). If I click "Scan Profiles", I get an error "No scanners were detected....". The Refresh button does nothing and the Add Device button is for adding a not-integrated device.

If I go to Control Panel - Devices and Printers, there is nothing camera related there. I don't know where else to look. Thanks for your help.

(Not sure if this is the right subforum. Sorry if it isn't.)

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19 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

The webcam settings should be available through a systray icon.
A right-click or double-click on that icon should lead you to video
settings where you would find an option to disable autofocus.

Typically, such settings would also be available thru the Start >
Programs menu.
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19 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

There is no camera icon in my system tray (I even checked the "customize" link).
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19 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What software are you using to interact with the camera?
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19 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

The application giving me a problem is some web-based Adobe product for meetings with several people (it's for training at a new job). I also use the camera with Skype and TeamViewer.
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