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Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

Q: Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to WINXP. Before the upgrade I used to go into my Display settings to adjust the brightness on my monitor through the video card, but now through XP I cannot find that function. My video card is a Nvidia Riva TNT2 64MB card. I have a brightness adjustment in the monitor settings, but that is already adjusted at 100% and I need to adjust up a little bit more. Does that make sense? Does someone know where I can find this now that I am on XP?

Preferred Solution: Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

Uninstall your NVidia display adapter. Run one of these to be sure all the driver files are removed: Driver Cleaner Professional or Nasty File Remover.

Then, install the most recent driver:


You'll find color, brightness, gamma adjustments in the advanced display properties and a separate adjustment for DirectX overlays, such as video player windows.

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I have a few MPG and AVI files that inside WMP 10 I can't adjust brightness. The slider just jumps back to the middle and the movie remains dark. Any ideas?

A:adjusting brightness

Use another player.

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The screen Brighteness is being the same its unable to adjust, I tried all sort of things but invain. So finally I came to know that, there is some PCI Device is not installed. Kindly tell me where to find that and how to install.

A:Brightness is not adjusting

Need the hardware ID of the device. http://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

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I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number

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Hi all,

Last tuesday I've received my new laptop / netbook: Asus X205TA. After installing everything I found out that my brightness isn't adjusting. I've tried to:
- Use all different ways to adjust brightness (charms bar, shortcut, power plan settings etc.)
- Windows update
- Update Microsoft Basic Display Adapter drivers (there are no updates available)
- Disable and re-enable the Display Adapter

Yet: it's not working. I've also have a problem booting up games. Even the simplest of games (as the netbook is low-spec) are either not booting up, or they show errors about not being able to access the video card or so. I wonder whether these issues have something to do with the brightness settings.

I'd appreciate any input from you guys


A:New laptop not adjusting brightness

Well issue is that your graphics cards drivers are't installed, nor detected! So you are stuck with Basic Display Adapter Drivers

I had a look at the specs and it says "Integrated Intel? HD Graphics" which isn't helpful as there are different models of the Integrated Intel? HD Graphics

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I've recently got a new computer laptop with Windows 7 and the first thing I noticed that the screen is much brighter (and maybe more saturated) than my previous laptop (with Windows XP). First I thought it was my laptop, but then I saw an other computer with Windows 7, and the screen there is very bright too. I searched the net and I see that there are more people complaining about the brightness on Windows 7.
I understand that I can set the screen brightness, but it seems like a fact that the "default" brightness on Windows 7 is way brighter than on Windows XP. Some people are probably accustomed to this, but to me it's too much. I can decrease the brightness with the laptopl's controls on the keyboard, but I think that's not the way to go - I think I should look at the Windows 7 configuration. I could go to the ATI Catalyst, but is there an other way? Is the Calibration tool the only option?

And the second question, if this is a common problem, maybe there are some known settings that would take Windows 7 brightness closer to Windows XP and earlier versions?

A:Adjusting Windows 7 brightness - what's the best way?

If these are new laptops then, yes they will be brighter then older computers. But it has nothing to do with Windows. It has to do with the display themselves. A lot of the new LCDs on modern laptops are brighter quite a bit brighter then previous generations in part, moving to LEDs for the backlight.

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I have a HP dv6 laptop, intel core I3, 4 GB, running windows 7 sp1.

The issue is the brightness will rapidly adjust itself intermittently. This is a new problem, Im not sure if there is any settings I can adjust or whatnot before taking it in for repair. Any help is appreciated!

A:Issue with brightness self-adjusting

Is there a hotkey button to adjust the brightness on the laptop? If so maybe it is stuck or sticking.
EDIT: My sister has the same laptop try holding the Fn button and tapping the F7 and F8 buttons to adjust the brightness. Those buttons might be sticking causing the issue.

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I have a NIVIDIA RIVA TNT2 MODEL 64P monitor with Windows XP installed. The brightness, color etc. on the monitor seem to be at the max but all images/pictures/movie files etc are very dark. Is there any other way to adjust the brightness on the monitor?

A:Adjusting Monitor Brightness

I think that's just your video card type. If your monitor is old and this has been gradually getting worse then it could be going. You can usually adjust the brightness with your video card settings.

Right click desktop, choose properties, settings, advanced. You may have to try a few of the tabs to find the controls.

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since i bought my new laptop 2 weeks ago i havent been able to adjust my laptop's screen brightness, it is at it's maximum and the keys do not adjust it i have even tried doing it from the settings but still it doesnt work. Please help the brightness is affecting my eyes

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Hey everyone,

If I'm running media center in a window, is there a way to adjust the brightness of the video in the window without changing the brightness of the entire monitor?


A:Adjusting Video Brightness

How to Adjust the Brightness on a DVD in Windows Media Center | eHow.com

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well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.

Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.

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After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.

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Hi there guys,

I have a problem with my dell inspiron m301z laptop,
Whenever there is something dark on my display ( this could be a picture or a website or something else) my brightness automatically adjusts to that environment. So its like the brightness is adjusting automatically depending on the virtual environment. I looked up the forum for similiar problems and tried some things with the power options and stuff but couldnt not fix it..

However this does not happen when the adapter is plugged in, everything stays equal all the time,

Thank you guys.

A:[Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

So you are referring to a difference in behaviour when running on battery power versus mains power?

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I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away

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i cant get the function keys for the adjusting of brightness of my laptop screen. i can adjust it when it starts up but when the welcome message of windows xp starts i cant adjust it anymore. it's very annoying since i have to restart my laptop just to adjust the brightness using the function keys. anyone can help? please thanks.

i'm using Windows xp, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family for my graphics.

these i think the most relevant for this issue.

btw, all the other function keys work. thanks again

A:adjusting brightness (function keys)

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I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.

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Hi All,

I have an ASUS S400CA running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and I am having a major issue. When I click Fn + F5/F6 to increase or decrease the brightness, nothing is happening. The slider is stuck beyond a point and the brightness does not change regardless (it is stuck at the highest setting). I have tried to fix this issue by changing brightness settings in the Control Panel, Battery Options, etc. but nothing is working.

How do I fix this issue? Is this is a driver issue? I have tried to find previous versions of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver on the Asus website but only find the one I am using. What should I do? This is urgent!

Thanks so much!

A:URGENT - ASUS S400CA Brightness Not Adjusting

On my ASUS Laptop I believe its the ATK utility that controls the Fn key operation. Have a look and see if the ATK utility is available for your model.

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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.

What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.

I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.

Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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i am unable to change the brightness of my system when updated to windows 10 from windows 8.1 .The brightness always remains as maximum.So that the charge of the lap is getting down fastly

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I just got the HP Pavilion 27xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor at work, working on a computer running Windows 10. I'm pretty tech-saavy, but I cannot figure out how to adjust the brightness! I've tried the F9/F10 function; doesn't work. I then thought it might be an issue with the driver, so I went to Settings -> Displays -> Advanced Display Settings -> Display Adaptor Properties -> Monitor (tab) -> Properties -> Driver (tab) -> Update Driver but got the "The best driver software for your device is already installed" message. Under the Settings -> Displays screen, there's no option for adapting the brightness and I've scoured the forums, but none of the solutions presented are working. Should I manually install an older version of the driver software? Any other potential solutions?

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Ive obviously changed some setting on my Samsung R780 laptop but no idea what.

The Fn key is not working for anything like settings to increase/decrease volume and brightness.

Any ideas how to fix it please.


A:Volume and Brightness not adjusting with Fn key on Samsung laptop

Try Installing the Easy Display Manager ... From the Link below ..
R780 17.3 High Performance Notebook (NP-R780-JS03UK) | Support | SAMSUNG UK
If that is not your exact Model Number search Samsung Website ... For the right Model ...

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Hi all.. nice easey quickie for someone here

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 which has been running since I got it at 1024x768 with no problems. However I need to run it at 800x600 for a short while. I can obvioulsy change the resolution no probloem in display properties/settings but once I do that I'm left with a desktop in the middel of the actual screen with about a 1inch wide black band all round it. I don't have a manual so I can't figure how to adjust it... anybody know??

Many thanks

A:Adjusting display settings..

There is a function key to do it. Look for one with a Screen on it. You can also set it in the BIOS

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Hey, having some display problems.

I built my tower a few years ago, so everything is custom. Ill list the specs that I know at the bottom.

I got a PCI-e graphics card awhile back and installed it into my computer. It has a S-Video and DVI ports in the back of it. S-Video ran to my TV while the DVI ran to my monitor. Everything ran fine until it stopped recognizing my monitor. After awhile it started to again, then finally stopped.

I was trying to fix it tonight. Rearranging cables, unplugging and replugging the card never helped. I was gonna get my onboard VGA to recognize my monitor and reinstall the graphics card. I ended up going to BIOS and unselecting "PCI-e" (my graphics card) for my display. OOPS!

Now I get no picture - on boot up or while its on. Both screens are pitch black. The computer boots on, I hear windows load, but I can't view anything. I can't get back to my BIOS to enable PCI-e again. Ive unplugged and replugged the graphics card, hoping that made a difference, but nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Custom PC
Windows 7 x64
8GB ram
Plenty of harddrive space.
MSI Motherboard
Radeon x600 series PCI-e graphics card

A:No display after adjusting graphics card/BIOS - Help please!

You have to plug into the motherboard to use the onboard video.

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Hey, guys! I was wondering...is there a setting that webpages check for that sets the default quality for displaying Flash applications? Is this changeable on the user end?

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I have an M1330 with the Intel graphics and the LED backlit display. I'm running Windows Seven RC1. I cannot adjust the brightness of the display at all in Windows Seven - it doesn't matter if I use the FN+Up / FN+Down keys, the brightness option slider bar in Windows, or adjust it in bios. The back light is either at 100% brightness, or it's off completely.
Anybody know of a fix for this?

A:Why can't I adjust the display brightness on my M1330? (using Win7 & LED backlit display)

This is a beta operating system - presumably the problem will be fixed before late October when WIn 7 is released.  For now, you cannot expect a manufacturer to support an OS that has yet to be released.

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DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS is really low. I already did all the settings requirements and correction. But no luck. Planning to return this HP X2 DETACHABLE 10.1 . If only the DISPLAY is bright enough, I will consider keeping it. I am OK with the Product builds and looks. But Brightness of Display is really unacceptable for me. Dont get me wrong...but I already compared it to several gadgets and devices that I have which is older model and lower screen resolution, but they are still Brighter than this unit considering this is a 2017 model. Please help. Thanks

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I can't find the brightness bar in my computer, is all in one pavillion windows 8.1 64bit, i just move the computer to a room with a lot of glare and need to increase the contrast. 

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hi everyone

my display brightness keeps dimming, I thought i had sorted it by adjusting
the brightness in power options but this has not worked, how do i stop this from happening, it is happening every time i switch on my computer.

regards calmat

A:display brightness

Hi calmat,

To isolate the issue please provide the following information:

1. From how many days are you facing this issue?
2. Is this a laptop display or a desktop monitor?
3. Did you try any troubleshooting steps?

For any clarifications feel free to contact me.

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I recently upgraded my hp 250 g5 laptop to Windows 7 from Dos. I also installed all drivers but I brightness is not controlled. function key also work but brightness slider doesn't move after pressing function key. Please help me

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Hi im new to these forums and need some advice with my display brightness, i have an acer aspire 5935g and upgraded to windows 7, i upgraded to all new windows 7 drivers but the only downside was the display was sooooo bright, i have put the brightness low so it dont burn my eyes for now, but i need help with what the Default brightness,gamma and contrast should be for an acer aspire 5935g in ati catalyst control...
i currently have it as gamma: 1.00
Brightness: 0.25
contrast: 60

any help apreiciated, these acer laptop screens are so bright.
i have added an attachtment.

A:Need help, display brightness

Best anyone can say for those settings is whatever is the most comfortable and looks best to you. No two monitors will look the same, and what someone else uses can and will in most cases be totally inappropriate for you.

You can make the adjustments using the settings in the CCC, or you can uses the controls built in to the monitor and run through Windows display calibration wizard,

Display Color Calibration

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Hi Ppl, I am currently using vista home premium but i cant find any where that i can adjust the display brightness. My frez's vista home basic have this function in the power option..

Where can i find mine?

A:Display brightness

Hi Undergrd,

Did you check the settings buttons on the monitor itself to see if they can adjust the brightness for you? Usually there is a reset option and one for brightness.

Hope this helps,

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My laptop did not control the brightness even i press the fn+f2 no brightness is either increses or decrese.somone help me as soon as possible

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Heyy everyone,

This is my first post on this forum, and it has taken me a while to post this thread since I have been trying to research and figure out my own problem myself by searching many, MANY, other related forums but so far have had not much luck. Also, obviously I couldn't find an individual who had the exact same specs as my computer who had the same issues, so I am going try and get help through this thread specifically for my computer. First I will explain everything that is going or happened and then all the specs are at the end of the thread.

Recently I downloaded a trial of World of Warcraft just to start playing it again for a little bit. I played it for about two days and then after playing it for about an hour or two straight, all of a sudden, the video card craps out, screen flashes, goes black, and then comes back within seconds. Then a message error pops stating 'Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered.'.

Within those two days I was playing though, I was doing a lot of updates on my computer since I reformatted my laptop recently. So I thought maybe it had to do with the updates and decided to do a system restore. Of course with my luck, the system restore failed, and failed a couple more times after trying again but at different restoration points/dates. So then I decided so continue with my updates since I still had to install services pack 1, more updates, service pack 2, and more updates.

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A:Display Driver Issues; Display driver igfx has stopped responding

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Bought a new laptop HP ENVY  M9U52AVI don't know why but I see some flickering from the display when i'm on very low brightness.Any one help me how to resolve this issue? 

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I have HP 15 NOTEBOOK PC and i update my laptop from windows 8 to windows 10 . But now i have a issue that i didn't change the brightness of display after update it before i can adjust it but now i didn't . , it is remain like high type and it occurs to reduce the battery power . So please help me sir for regarding my problem.Thank you .

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We have just purchased a new HP desktop 510-p020, Windows 10. The brighness of the display is headache inducing. There are no physical controls on the monitor and nowhere to adjust via the control panel, hardware & sound, display, monitor, etc. No shortcut keys. Per windows, all drivers are current and up-to-date. Starting new job soon and I cannot sit in front of this screen for any length of time currently. Assitance would be appreciated!

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Hi there, i have just upgraded my Samsung R510 Laptop from vista home premium to windows 7. After i had done this i thought everything was briliant (Alot better than vista). However i realised a few problems had occured. Firstly my mouse had no scroling function which i resolved downloading the Synaptics Touch pad drivers, then the volume indicator wasn't showing, which i have resoved also. however i cannot seem to locate a solution to the brightness display indicator missing.
By this i mean when i attempt to adjust the brightness of the screen by holding FN and Left or Right arrow, nothing happens. Before i updated, an on screen indicator came on the screen showing me if i was decreasing or increasing the brightness, now nothing??? Any ideas. Sorry if this is a noobie mistake. Many thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

A:NO brightness Display indicator?


Check to make sure you've updated all your drivers to their respective Windows 7-compatible counterparts, so head over to where you originally downloaded the updated drivers for your touchpad (presumably the Samsung website somewhere) and see if there's anything there that can help.

Hope this helps.



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Hello,I am updating my OS from windows 8 to windows 10 64bit. After that i can not able to adjust screen brightness.

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Dear sir/madam,i have using hp 241 model laptop, but the brightness level not reduced on my laptop,i have tried windows 8,8.1,10.but the brightness level not reduced,i have tried to install many of the graphics card.but the graphics card is not installed,what is the solution of this problem...

A:display brightness not reduced

hellow,please send me configuration of your pc includinf your graphics card and drivers information.never dounload and install any updates from un authorised websites or brands , dounlad and install updates either from hp support assistant of hp support website. first of all to solve this problem , go to hp support website and dounload and install the bios update from there and remember to plugin the charger and insure continues power supply or ac supply during the bios update and this will solve your problem and if not you are free to write.Thank you.

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How can I adjust the display brightness in XP? On battery power, the display automatically dims. I want the display to stay at a constant brightness when on battery or on AC power.

When plugged in, my aging laptop's LCD brightens, however it seems as if the power supply cannot handle the increased load, so there is a very annoying flicker; it gets dim, then bright, over and over. Could this be an inverter problem or the backlight or the power supply, or any combination. This is an HP, for anyone has any experience with HP laptops.

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I have a Elitebook HP 8530p, and it has a issue with the screen brightness. When put 100% (energy properties are at : high profile) the screen dims, but the % remains 100, however when manually setting to a lower then to max again the screen is bright (as it should be)

This happens while i'm activly using the computer. (mouse/keyboard interaction)
I disabled every possible auto-dim feature I found. This happens at random moments but every 1-5 min it happens.

This renders the laptop useless, so any help is very welcome.

any help appreciated !


A:Display brightness random dims HP

Hi Svenn,

You can try following the steps from the URL mentioned which could fix the issue: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00832191&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en

Let us know the results

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i have window 10 home 1607 os build 14393.187 64 bit up and running and all drivers and software is updated. i'm visually impaired so i need to adjust the brightness however the brightness bar isn't showing up. i done everything possible to correct, can anyone help please? i done the normal stuff such as uninstall reinstall the AMD Radeon 7700 series graphics video driver and no luck. i really need this badly.

Thank you

A:Brightness bar not showing in display module

Hi, I don't know what a 'brightness bar' is, I'm afraid- perhaps you could explain how you normally make that appear?

Would you be interested in being able to control the brightness by, e.g, holding down the CTRL key and the scroll button on your mouse? This (and volume too) can be done with a small freeware program called Volumouse.

You can choose key combinations to do this to suit yourself.

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My Windows 10 theme is dark and I have a dard desktop backround. When I open Windows File Explorer, it looks dimmed but within a few seconds gets brighter. It looks like brightness is increased when I open applications having while colors mostly. I turned off adaptive brightness and I'm using Performance power profile and still cannot get rid of this effect. Is that a hardware issue or some Windows 10 feature? Can it be disabled so I get bright colors always? Thank you.

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Few days ago I found my X1 carbon device display almost off, I can barely see some figures on the display when windows 10 is loaded. I've tryied the solutions recomended for X1 Yoga but they doesn't work for me. As far as I understand there is a display driver problem with Intel hd 520 that was automaticaly updated. Now I'm using the driver Version released 5/25/2016 but every time after update my display goes black. Are there any other solutions available? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad E550 and the built in display brightness looks too low. I have the latest video drivers for Windows 10 64bit. I first check the laptop brightness control typing the F6 key wich also have the brightness function, and the brightnes is set to 100%. Check with Windows 10 Setting App and also brightness is set to 100%. I check the battery/power setting and the "Enable adaptive brightnes" it off. Also check with the Lenovo Settings Metro App and the "Enable dynamic brightness control" is off. The resolution is set to native resolution in the case of this unit 1920x1080. Any ideas???

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the brightness controller or the brightness level display is  working but no effect on the brightness of screen it stays full.it occured after demoting to win 8.1 from win 10. tried installing drivers but no effect

A:problem with display brightness after installation of win 8....

Hi: Did you install the amd graphics driver?  Not having the graphics driver installed is normally the reason for that problem. This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71253.exe

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