How to increase screen brightness on your Asus laptop
Tired of staring at a dark notebook screen? Increase brightness! How to perform this simple procedure may vary on different notebook models, but in general the process is the same. You can use keyboard shortcuts or use your operating system’s own shortcuts to change the brightness. Choose the method you prefer.
Use keyboard shortcuts to increase the brightness
The fastest way to increase the brightness is to use special keyboard shortcuts. These combinations can vary from laptop to laptop. In most cases, the brightness is changed by pressing the Fn button and any of the F keys (F1-F10) at the same time. You can also adjust the brightness with a combination of Fn and arrow keys. The combination can only be determined by experience. As a rule, there is a special marking in the form of a “sun” on the corresponding buttons. Press Fn and click on the Brightness up button until you get the exact result you want. If you cannot adjust the screen parameters that way, use the software method.
Working through the Control Panel
Second step. Go to the Control Panel.
Step three. Find the Screen and open the Brightness settings.
See the power settings menu. Look down and find the slider to adjust the brightness level. Drag the slider to the desired direction.
There is also another way to get to this menu. In the lower corner next to the clock, find the battery icon. Right click on it with our mouse and open the “Power” tab, then follow the familiar procedure.
And if the brightness does not change?
If you are not able to change the brightness with the help of hotkeys, the problem might be in the banal absence of drivers for the Fn button. Download the necessary driver from your laptop manufacturer’s website and install it. If the button works (for example, allows you to adjust sound level), check if the drivers of your video card are working properly.
The worst case is a hardware problem. For example, the backlight bulb or some cable may be broken. To correct problems of this kind it is necessary to refer to the repair. Now you know how to adjust the brightness level. Follow the instructions and it will work.
How to increase the brightness of the screen in a laptop?
There are function keys to change the brightness of the screen among F1-F12 with a sunburst and next to “” to increase the brightness, or “-” to decrease the brightness. It is necessary to hold Fn and the corresponding of F1-F12.
On the keyboard of your laptop find the key with the icon to decrease the brightness. Usually this key is the down arrow. Pressing this key together with Fn key will allow you to decrease brightness by one level. By pressing these two keys for a while you can lower the brightness of your notebook to the minimum.
How to adjust screen brightness in Windows 10?
Select the notification center on the right side of the taskbar, and then move the brightness slider to adjust the brightness. (If the slider is missing, see “Adjusting the brightness of the screen” below. the notes section below.) On some computers, Windows can automatically adjust the brightness of the screen based on the current lighting conditions.
In order to adjust the brightness of the screen on Acer laptops (increase and decrease), you can use the Fn function key, which should be pressed simultaneously with the left and right arrows.
How to decrease screen brightness in Windows 7?
In Windows 7 you can use almost all of the methods I have shown above for “ten”.
- With the WinX key combination in Windows 7, you can open “Windows Mobility Center” and decrease, or increase, the brightness level. This is probably the easiest and fastest way.
- And the standard method. backlight control through the power settings. Opening these settings is very easy. Simply click on the battery (charge level) icon, and select “Adjust screen brightness”, or “Advanced power settings”. Then you can add brightness, or decrease it. Or open the settings of a specific power plan.
- You can also find these settings in the NVIDIA control panel, or in Intel’s graphics specs. Depending on the video adapter you have on your laptop.
And how do you control the brightness of the backlight on your laptop computer?? Personally, I do this with the keys on the keyboard, or through the notification center in Windows 10.
Why the brightness does not change?
The video card driver is responsible for changing the brightness of the screen. If there is a problem with it. for example, an outdated version is being used. then the brightness will not change. The most effective way to troubleshoot your video card is to update or reinstall the driver. To get rid of errors for sure, you need to download the latest video card driver from the laptop manufacturer’s website and install it manually. The automatic installation or use of driver packs does not guarantee a 100% solution to the problem.
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Those users, who used to work exclusively on desktop PC, may be somewhat surprised, starting to work on a laptop. One of the main features of notebook screens is that you can not adjust the brightness on it the same way as on a regular monitor. there is no separate button or wheel for this.
And the default brightness of the screen is usually such that it can cause considerable discomfort to the user’s eyes. it is at a relatively low level, usually to save energy, because the screen is one of the main consumers of energy.
Today I’m going to tell you how to reduce or increase the brightness on your device. I will show the example with Windows 7 although there is no difference between other operating systems including the still popular XP. In addition, this tutorial is suitable for most modern laptops made by companies such as Lenovo, Acer, Sasmung, Asus, Dell, Sony, etc.д.
Increase the brightness of the screen on your notebook using the
On most laptops you can change the brightness of the screen with special keys on the keyboard. As a rule, they are marked in the form of a sunshine. These keys are located either on the top of the keyboard, on the F1-F12 bar, or on the left and right arrow keys.
The volume keys are functional. This means you also need to press the Fn-key.
For example, to make your Dell XPS notebook (picture below) brighter, hold down the Fn F12 key. To increase the brightness of your Asus notebook screen, you press the Fn F6 key.
What to do if the brightness is not adjustable
1) Update the drivers on your video adapter // roll back not the old ones
In most cases it is not possible to change the brightness because the system does not have the current video card driver.
This can happen, for example, if after installing or upgrading the system you did not download them from the official site (as a result you are left with a driver that was installed by Windows itself. It certainly works, but some options are not available!).
Here you can do the following:
- Go to the official website of your device, download the driver for your video card and update it. About how to do all this procedure. see “How to change the brightness“. this article;
- Try to roll back the old driver (which may still be in the system, for example, after updating it). I recommend to try this variant first and if there are no other versions in the system. then the first one. the link just above
How to try to roll back the system to an “old” working driver:
- go to Device Manager (to open it, press WinR. enter the devmgmt command.msc and press Enter);
- then expand the “Video Adapters” tab. select your video card and right-click on it, then select “Update Driver” from the menu;
In most cases after driver update you can change the brightness without problem with the help of Windows Control Panel (for example Power settings) or driver’s Control Center itself even in those cases when other ways don’t work!
2) Check if the function keys work
Another thing to check is if the function keys on your keyboard work. It is possible that your drivers are ok, but for example these keys are disabled in your BIOS.
You can learn how to configure and enable them from another one of my blog articles (link to it below).
What to do if the function keys do not work (F1-F12 as well as Fn), you can not change the brightness, volume, enable/disable the touchpad or Wi-Fi adapter.
3) Disable Adaptive Dimming
Some laptops have special light sensors installed and by default adjust the brightness of the screen according to the lighting level in the room (called: Adaptive Brightness Control).
In most cases this option does not provide an optimal level of picture quality on the screen, and it is recommended to turn it off.
To do this, open the Windows Control Panel and go to the following section: Hardware and Sound\Power settings\Change circuit settings
You need to open the advanced settings of your power scheme.
Change Advanced. power settings (Windows 10)
In the “Screen/enable adaptive brightness adjustment” tab. will be the cherished setting. Simply turn the modes to “Off.”. In some cases you will need to reboot the laptop.
Turn off the adaptive brightness adjustment of the screen
By the way, note that some models of laptops are equipped with additional configuration centers (such as Sony VAIO, Lenovo, etc.).).
They may have some options that affect the quality of the picture on the screen (example below). Just go to this kind of control center and disable all options which are related to brightness and adaptivity sensors.
Sony VAIO Control Center. picture quality
4) Try to change OS (or install a second one for testing)
The last thing I recommend, if this problem occurs, is to try reinstalling Windows OS (and drivers with it), or to create another subsection on your hard drive, and install another OS version on it.
I should note right away that it is highly desirable to go to the official website of the manufacturer of your laptop before this, and see what operating systems there are drivers for.
As a help!
I recommend to read article about how to choose correct Windows operating system for laptop or PC.
Check on the laptop manufacturer’s official website to see which Windows operating systems the drivers for are available