How to lower brightess in Windows 7(35 posts)
I have no idea what your computer or video driver is, so it is hard to answer?
If a desktop, you might have an on-screen menu that will allow you to set the brightness?
If you don't or even if you do, you'll probably also be able to set it via the video driver. ATI's have a CCC, Catalyst Control Center, that allow you to adjust that and Gamma settings. NVidia has a similar control set.
Check for one of these.
G.Q, What is the make & model of your computer? they are all different. There is a common brightness in win7. Open control panel>power options>when you open the power options look at the bottom of the box. It has a screen brightness setting>click and hold the pionter and slide it toward brighter. You can also do it with your keyboard.
@Mark, nope, just TURN IT OFF after a specific time, no brightness control at all in Power Settings.
@Germ, not on my W7 Home Prem., nothing like it at all. I'd bet it is a part of your DISPLAY DRIVER that put it there... I'm too lazy to take and post a screen shot, but you can if you want and I'll match mine later <VBG>...
I also went to HELP AND SUPPORT and searched for Display Brightness, came up with this :
Adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast
You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.
To improve the results when adjusting the brightness and contrast settings for your display, use Display Color Calibration. (Display Color Calibration helps you adjust these color settings and others.) For more information about calibrating your display color in Windows, see Calibrate your display.
The way you adjust brightness and contrast varies and depends on your specific display.
Brightness and contrast buttons on the front of the monitor. Some monitors have brightness and contrast controls on the front and use the standard symbols shown in the following image.
Brightness and contrast symbols
On-screen menu. You can change the brightness and contrast settings for some displays by using an on-screen menu, and then setting the brightness and contrast in the resulting menu. Many times, you can view the on-screen menu by pressing a button—possibly labeled Menu—on the front of the monitor.
Laptop display. Laptop displays don't have brightness or contrast buttons on the front. For a majority of laptops, there isn't a control for setting the contrast. However, you can set the brightness of many laptops by pressing and holding the Fn key, and then pressing a function key to decrease brightness () or increase brightness (). When using Display Color Calibration on a laptop, set the display to the maximum brightness setting.
For more information about setting the brightness and contrast for your display, check the information that came with it or go to the manufacturer's website.
THAT does work for me, DISPLAY COLOR CALIBRATION, but so does ATI's CCC...
surely the battery icons in task bar are all the same for win,7 editions, ?
or am i wrong... when i used (vista) on this laptop,then changed to win,7 some of the keys did not work ! so i think the o/s you use changes the keys
although as you say some manufacturer's the o/s will function differently, but in general should be the same ... laptops/desktops may differ.
if im wrong someone will no doubt correct me:)
Battery icon or functions have nothing to do with the brightness of the display? The only 'display' feature attached to power consumption is when it is turned off after a specific period of non-use. Nothing to do with how bright, although I guess, on some laptops, it could be something that effects battery life?
At this point though we don't even know what the OP has or the display driver used?
In most cases, (vista and win7). Right click on desktop, select 'graphic options'. Now you can preset your Gamma/brightness/contrast option. In general FN F6 reduces and FN F7 increases.
Nothing in power options will help other than setting the brightness whether battery/mains
Hope that helps
Me who thought it was an easy one....boy I am far in the wood.......
By the way I have a desktop this one is an Acer with W7 ..
I went to Control Panel then I look everywhere ...nothing for brightness ..
I went to Help and Support and they talk about "laptop"? Anyway nothing there either
Anyone has some more bright idea...but not a brightness one...(ok notoogood) lol
Thank you all Guys for your help ...now its; back to the drawing board
Hoping to see you before Monday morning
YourCanadianFriend Goldie :)
A few granny suggestions.
Try Holding FN +Down arrow........ or
When in control panel>Power options ...... you should see.
>change plan settings>adjust plan brightness>save.
Will see if I can locate anything else unless the good ol regular Geeks find an answer for you.
Windows 7, it is in the CONTROL PANEL, under DISPLAY, on the left top side, CALIBRATE COLOR, a NEXT, another NEXT and it talks about GAMMA, now do another NEXT and there is the GAMMA adjustment. Not truly brightness, but it does about the same.
The only place I have ACTUAL Brightness adjustment is on my Video Drivers Control center. It also has a GAMMA and CONTRAST setting on it as well.
My Display is DVI connected, and because of that, it has no On-Screen brightness setting, only if I used VGA control. Well, it does have Brightness setting, but it is always 100% (and not always good enough).
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