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.
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
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.
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.
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 NumberRead other 1 answers
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.Read other answers
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.
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.
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
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 18.104.22.168
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
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.
Need the hardware ID of the device. http://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/Read other 1 answers
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
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
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?
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.Read other 6 answers
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?
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.
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 eyesRead other answers
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!
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.
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?
How to Adjust the Brightness on a DVD in Windows Media Center | eHow.com
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
Read other 7 answers
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.
So you are referring to a difference in behaviour when running on battery power versus mains power?Read other 9 answers
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?
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.
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!
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.Read other 2 answers
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 fastlyRead other answers
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.
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 ...
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?Read other answers
I have had my laptop for nearly half a year now and I just recently found an HDMI cable in an old junk box that can be connected from my widescreen Samsung DLP to my Laptop. The problem is that when I set my TV to be the main display the task bar does not fit on screen and I can barely see it. Another problem is when I play my games or watch videos they also appear to be bigger then what my screen is. I cant even see the exit or minus button when I make my windows/browsers in full screen. I have tried changing the screen resolution, but that doesn't work either. I then thought it might be my TV but it does not give my the option to change its aspect ratio.
I there solution to my little problem? Like a download or a program that is naturally in the computer that can adjust the aspect ratio (not resolution) manually for extended displays? And the resolution is on its recommended settings by the way.
What is the graphics card on your laptop? Both AMD and nVidia cards have overscan options in their software which should give you the capability to adjust your display size manually until it fits. Also check that you're outputting the correct resolution for your TV.Read other 3 answers
Until recently, I was always able to adjust my monitor's screen resolution. Now whenever I try to adjust it to 2048 by 1536 pixels (the most resolution), I get an error message that says:
OUT OF FREQUENCY
HF: 95.4 kHz
VF: 60.0 Hz
HF: 30-70 kHz
VF: 50-160 Hz
What does all this mean? Why can't I do something simple like set my screen resolution?
Help would be appreciated... thanks.
That's a pretty high resolution. Sometimes resolutions are listed that a monitor doesn't support. Where you able to set it there before?
I've been looking for a program to adjust my screen resolution. I'm connecting my computer to a TV, unfortunately either my graphics card or the TV suck. I used to have a program with which I was able to set my custom screen resolution. Does anyone know of such a program?
Thanks in advance!
try this one
I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and lightRead other answers
I am having trouble adjusting the screen display. For example, on this screen where it says Home Podcast or Forum Rules, the lines are squeezed together so the lines overlap each other. Can someone help me adjust the screen display so I get a more realistic image? It is an adjustment issue but I do not know what to adjust or how to adjust the image.
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Here are the screen image details and monitor info's.
General Information :
Product ID : ACR024E
Model : V213HL
Serial Number : LSJ0D0018513
Manufacture : Week 5of2012
Video Input Type : Analogic
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 48 cm / 29 cm
Monitor Size : 22.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Gamma Factor : 2.2
DPMS Active-Off : No
DPMS Suspend : Yes
DPMS Standby : Yes
EDID Version : 1.3
Maximum Resolution : 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal frame rate : 31 - 83 kHz
Vertical frame rate : 56 - 76 Hz
Bandwidth : 170 MHz
Read other 12 answers
I have Samsung Sync 15000:1 19' inch LCD Monitor with Native Resolution of 1600x900 & Windows 7 is installed in my PC.
Last time i was playing GTA & Suddenly PC Switched off Automatically due to Power cut.
After that i started PC & saw that 1600x900 Resolution is going out of screen.... & i cant even Adjust it through Monitor Buttons!!!
I Tried System Restore but even that didnt Helped
I changed Graphic Card of NVidea 9400GT to GeForce 7025 & yet 1600x900 is going out of screen
& now only 1280x1024 Resolution can be adjusted to see everything Properly........ But its not as sharp as 1600x900 was
i want that back!!! Can anyone tell me Solution?????
Even Re Installing Graphic Drivers Didn't Help me!!
Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor installed?Read other 4 answers
I have a problem when i start using Win7 and adjust my screen resolution...
when i adjust the resolution to 1206x682 or higher, the whole windows become larger and eventually become larger than my screen. So i can see only part of my taskbar. However, this will not happen when i use XP.
Is this normal?
At this time i can't use any video editing software as they require 1024x768 or higher resolution, what should i do?
Sorry for my poor English. I am still an English learner.
when i set to a higher resolution in XP, the icons are smaller and the size of the windows doesnt change. But when i do this in 7, the size of icons doesnt change but the whole windows become larger.
In 1820x720: (im using a Chinese Win7)
but in 1206x682:
Hi Son, welcome to the forums Hereis a link to the drivers for you're video card NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL if you post a little more info on you're system we may be able to help you furtherRead other 9 answers
I decreased the brightness of my screen by pressing fn and the down arrow there are no more bars showing. when visiting some websites i feel some type of brightness sensation in my eyes. are there any updates for this type of software for brightness and light
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
I've updated your post with the V570 model number based on your prior forum postings. I assume that the V570 is the model you are referring to in this post?
As for your issue I have one suggestion.... have you tried disabling the Adaptive Brightness setting in Windows if available? Here is a link that explains how.....
AOC 2353 monitor, on windows 7 has a recommended resolution of 1920 by 1080
when it is set here I notice even the desktop boots up quick and efficient. opposed to when it is set at 1600 by 900. which is best on the eyes.
problem with 1920 by 1080 is that the folders and print are far too minute to see.
this is with Intel onboard video, from the processor.
is there a way to expand the text and folders? browsers can be zoomed
would having a video card help?
If you go into the advanced display settings, you can increase the size of items and fonts and can "bold" the text.
I've got bad eyes, so I do this every time I set up one of my computers after I install the Windows operating system.
The native resolution for my 27" monitors is 1920 X 1080.
This is an example of what my desktop looks like after changing the display settings.
As you can see, the icons and text are noticeably larger and bolder than they would be from using the default settings.
(click image to enlarge and view it)
So I bought a new netbook for work travel recently and loaded a program that I need to use. Program runs fine and all, however the prescribed screen resolution for the program is 1024x768 and the netbook (with Windows 7 HE and an Intel GMA 3150) doesn't seem to want to go past 1024x600. Does anyone perhaps have a thought or a way to get 7 to display more here? I don't mind if I even just need to scroll around to get to all the material, but right now its just cutting off part of the program making it impossible to work on some of it.
While your 1024x768 program is a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024x600 is a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) as many netbooks have. I'm pretty sure that if 600 is the maximum pixel height it can display but you still need to match the 4:3 aspect ratio program, then you'll have to go down to 800x600 rather than up. Try that and let me know how it works.
Windows Outreach Team
My eyes are getting pretty old but I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am having trouble seeing the small fonts on my mail, facebook etc. When I go to make it bigger by right clicking on my desktop, selecting personalize, display settings... but every setting I use distorts the picture. What is a good setting for people who need a little bit bigger writing? Or is there a better way?
Hey, welcome, try this. press control key and press the plus key til you see the size you want, when done, press control key and the 0 key to put back at your original setting . Post back if this works for you.Read other 6 answers
my aspire v3-572-746F stopped adjusting screen brightness after i upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1, i ve tried the update driver option to basic display adapter, it didnt work. i ve also tried changing monitor from non-PnP to PnP monitor, yet it didnt work, please i need help to correct this issue, cos my screen brightness just remained at highest, it will not be adjusted and this drains my battery faster than ever before. i will be grateful for any help i'ld get.
Have you installed Acer Quick Access?http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/Quick%20Access/Quick%20Access_Acer_2.00.3006_W10...Read other 1 answers
Dear people i am in trouble!
I just installed windows XP Professional on my compaq p.c, However when i went into right click Properties and went into screen adjusting it crashed and came up on my computer screen no signal! and as i try and restart it its fine then before i come onto my desktop it goes black and says no signal!!
I dont know what the problem is or what to do?, can anyone help?
Press and release F8 continually as soon as you power up the PC, this will get you to a menu, select 'Enable VGA mode' and press Enter.
Once at the desktop change the Display settings back to ones that worked before then reboot normally and you should be ok.
My laptop: Dell Latitude E5550 - 15.6" FHD - Core i5 5300U - Intel HD Graphics 5500 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 8 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD.
Does anybody know what drivers/software is responsible for displaying On Screen Volume and Screen Brightness Indicator (while pressing Fn+F2,F3,...) ?
What I've found so far that the Dell QuickSet may does the work (link to this solution: No Level Indicator When Using Keyboard Audio Volume Controls), but I couldn't find a compatible version of this soft with Dell Latitude E5550.
HP OMNI 120 AIO PC - Model: 120-1111la I Just need to know how to reduce / increase the sceen brightness! Got to be so easy but I just cant find how, I have spent hours looking, apart from telling me how to do it can someone tell me how I should go about finding it, obviously I am not using the right "logic"!
Thanks so much, I wonder what the logic of putting it there is... From an OS X Geek trying to make sense of Windows!Read other 5 answers
I upgraded to Windows 10 and now the screen is too bright. The buttons when used don't adjust the screen brighness at all. I upgraded the drivers and it still does not work. Any suggestions or has anyone else has this issue?
Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your Envy 17 series notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-KRead other 2 answers
I have just gone from Win XP SP3 to Windows 7. Two nights ago is when I installed windows 7 everything was fine then after restarting my netbook my screen brightness went down so I went to download the utility tool for my Display Manager. Other hotkeys work perfect just not my brightness.
When my netbook starts up I can change the brightness up from one bar to two bars (20%) but no more. I have even reinstalled the tools again but nothing works for my brightness and there is nothing on the power options for the brightness.
Here is the link to my netbook - Please help me as I need my screen brighter
Hi I have a HP envy m6 notebook and when im viewing websites the brightness will keep randomly changing.
why is this and how do I stop it?
ive gone into the settings and turned off the 'enable adaptive brightness' but it still seems to keep happening
Are you using an HP branded power adapter? Cheap generic ones, can cause power fluctuations.Read other 4 answers
I can hardly see the screen
It just goes down on its own.
I to have some control oer the brightness, and have got it set NOT to go to sleep on or off the battery.
It's a full whack now, and it's still not bright enogh.
Its just started doing it since i had to get my system re-set. I used to do it befoer but I managed to get it so that it didnt do it on its own.
I checked in power serttings and i defintiely do not have it set to go dim after a while.
Would love some help cos its too dark and hurting my eyes at the moment.
Read other 6 answers
hi, i hope you guys can help me with this.....i upgraded to windows seven and love it. there has only been one big problem....when i unplug my dell inspiron 1720 laptop the screen dims significantly.....and the button on my lap top wont make it brighter. When i click the battery button "adjust plan brightness" is up all the way for running on battery.....any help....i use it alot not plugged in school and its way to dim to use like this...
The first step would be to see if there any Win7 drivers for your computer.
I did not see any .... Yet...Maybe the vista 32 drivers will work for now.
Drivers & Downloads
I'm running Windows '98 on a 'Tiny' tower system and monitor.
I recently reinstalled Windows on my sysytem following virus problems which have now been solved.
Before reinstalling Windows I was having problems with the brightness of my screen - basically it was very dark - which I was correcting by going to [Settings],[Control panel],[Display], [Setting], [Advanced], [Color] and changing the settings there.
Now I've reinstalled Windows I've lost the [Color] tab on the [Advanced] window and I'm unable to brighten my display.
My display driver is the most up to date available in the windows database - please help me change the brightness of my display.
Read other 10 answers
I have a Lenovo y560 and the screen brightness juss keeps changing on its own, i try to set it to a brighter settingand it justs lowers itself back down within seconds, the laptop is also running windows 7 64 bit if that could be a cause.
Your computer's got an ambient light sensor to detect and automatically adjust screen brightness based on surrounding lighting. You'll have to disable the setting. Lenovo has their own energy management program that has a setting for it, but I'd imagine there's something in the Control Panel (maybe Power Options?) that allows you to turn the setting off.
am not able to change screen brightness?
Hi: Did you install the graphics driver? That would be the only suggestion I can offer. This package provides the driver that enables the Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75508.exe Check to ensure you see the Intel graphics adapter listed in the device manager under the display adapters device manager category. If you see a Standard VGA Adapter, that means the graphics driver did not install.Read other 1 answers