where is brightness control in os?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    my keyboard isn't working to brighten the screen, does anyone know how to do this from the software side?
     
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    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Do you want to brighten the screen itself or the gama control? Is this a laptop?
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Excuse my ignorance, but my brightness control is on my monitor!:ermm:
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it's a laptop and brightness is stuck in power saveing mode, the f buttons aren't working to brighten or dim the screen
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, mine doesn't have that it's on the keyboard, fn-f7,f8
     
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    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    If its a laptop it is a hardware problem since the brightness of your screen is controled by the bios. You should check there first. Also you may have to plug the laptop in before it brightens itself.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    perris, as you know, laptops have a powersave function that reduces the brightness to prolong the battery life. Perhaps you could disable this feature through the control panel, display settings - for troubleshooting purposes!
     
  8. Perris Calderon

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    it's plugged in allready, can't control brightness, I suspect I turned something off in trouble shooting that might be responsible