How to configure the brightness of the screen on the Windows laptop

The weak brightness of the monitor. How to increase the brightness of the laptop screen?

The brightness of the monitor screen is one of the most important details when working at a computer that affects eye fatigue. The fact is that on a sunny day, usually the picture on the monitor is faded and it is bad to distinguish if you do not add brightness. As a result, if the weak brightness of the monitor, then you have to strain vision and eyes quickly get tired (which is not good).

In this article I want to dwell on the brightness of the laptop monitor. You can do this in several ways, consider each of them.

An important point! The brightness of the laptop screen greatly affects the amount of energy consumed. If your laptop works from the battery, then adding brightness, the battery will be discharged a little faster. An article on how to increase the operating time of the laptop from the battery: https: // PCPRO100.Info/Kak-Uvelichit-Vremya-Rabotyi-Noutbuka-Okkumlyatora/

How to increase the brightness of the laptop screen

1) Functional keys

The easiest and fastest way to change the brightness of the monitor is to use functional keys on the keyboard. As a rule, you need to clamp the functional FNITROTKAIR button (or the F1-F12 range, depending on the button, the brightness icon is drawn-“sun”, see. Rice. One).

One small remark. These buttons do not always work, the reasons for this are most often:

  • Not installed drivers (for example, if you installed Windows 7, 8, 10. Then the default drivers are installed on almost all devices that will be recognized. But these drivers work “wrong”, including often functional keys do not work!). An article on how to update the drivers in auto mode: https: // PCPRO100.Info/obnovleniya-Drayverov/
  • These keys can be disconnected in BIOS (however, not all devices support such an option, but this is possible). To include them. Enter the BIOS and change the appropriate parameters (an article on how to enter BIOS: https: // PCPRO100.Info/kak-vyti-vios-klavishi-vhoda/).

2) Windows control panel

You can also change the brightness parameters through the Windows control panel (the recommendations below are relevant for Windows 7, 8, 10).

First you need to go to the control panel and open the “Equipment and Sound” section (as in rice. 2). Next, open the section “Power”.

In the power supply section at the very bottom of the window there will be a “slider” to regulate the brightness of the monitor. Moving it to the right side. The monitor will change its brightness (in real time). Also, brightness settings can be changed by clicking on the link “Setting the power supply circuit”.

3) Setting the parameters of brightness and contrast in drivers

You can configure brightness, saturation, contrast and other parameters in the settings of your video card drivers (unless, of course, they were installed).

Most often, the desired icon for entering their settings is located next to the clock (in the lower right corner, as in rice. 4). Just open them and go to the display settings.

By the way, there is another way to enter the settings of graphic characteristics. Just click anywhere on the Windows desktop with the right mouse button and in the context menu that appears there will be a link to the desired parameters (as for rice. 5). By the way, no matter what your video card you have: ATI, NVIDIA or Intel.

By the way, if you do not have such a link, maybe you have not installed drivers on your video card. I recommend checking the presence of drivers for all devices in several clicks with the mouse: https: // PCPRO100.Info/obnovleniya-Drayverov/

Actually, in color settings, you can easily and quickly change the necessary parameters: gamma, contrast, brightness, saturation, correction of the desired colors, etc.D. (cm. Rice. 6).

On this I have everything. Successful work and quick change in “problematic” parameters. Good Luck

Ways to set the brightness of the screen in Windows 10

Almost all laptops are equipped with special buttons on the keyboard to quickly adjust the level of brightness levels. For example, on my Acer Predator to adjust the brightness, you can use the keys fn right hand / left. To find out how to regulate brightness using a keyboard, refer to the leadership of your keyboard.


If the brightness cannot be changed or the settings are spontaneously lost, then the reason for this is:

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  • The laptop is equipped with a sensor responding to the level of illumination in the room and adjusts the screen parameters for it. This is useful for vision, but if the sensor has failed, it can be turned off in the PC settings.
  • The system of illumination failed. In these cases, only the service center will help.
  • Cases of the influence of viruses on brightness are also found. Timely regular scanning of the computer with an antiviral program can correct the situation.

Other ways to lower the brightness of the screen

The most common methods for adjusting the brightness of the screen were considered above, but there are several more. One of them is the brightness setting through the “power supply” menu “.

    Go to the “Start” and open the “control panel” of the classic appearance, finding it in a system search.

You can also reduce brightness by pressing the battery indicator. A small window with the brightness of the screen indicated as a percentage will appear in the menu that appears. In order to change the value to the desired, click on this window.

Additional parameters for adjusting the quality of the image on the screen

In addition to brightness, there are still a number of parameters affecting the quality of the picture displayed on the screen. They can be found by clicking on the “additional screen parameters” in the same place where brightness sets up. There are three of them in total. Contrast, gamma and white balance. Correctly set contrast transfers the color as balanced and undistorted. Gamma is responsible for the illumination of the image and the ratio of some colors. Another important parameter is white balance, it allows you to calibrate all the shades of gray on the screen.

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How to adjust the brightness of laptop/desktop screen in Windows 10 ?

How to increase/reduce the brightness of the screen on a laptop?

Changing the brightness of the screen using functional keys FN

On laptops (in 99% of cases) you can change the brightness of the screen as follows (regardless of the Windows version):

Changing the brightness of the screen in the “Power” application

Perhaps the easiest and most universal way to increase the brightness of the screen on Windows XP, 7, 8/8.1 and 10.

Changing the brightness of the screen through a graphic integration

You can also configure the brightness from the control panel of the graphic card (for example, the NVIDIA, AMD or Intel control panel).

In order to gain access to the panel, click the right button on the desktop and select the NVIDIA control panel, the AMD or Intel control panel (it depends on which video card is installed on your laptop).

Selection of the optimal level of brightness through power settings

Open the “control panel”. To do this, in the search menu, enter the appropriate name.

Next, select “Equipment and Sound” item.

In the bottom of the window opened, configure the screen of the brightness of the screen to the level you need.

Helpful advice! The screen is most accurately calibrated in power conditions from the battery and power supply charge in the paragraph Settings of power supply circuit. A wide range of settings for a particular case is presented here.

How to increase the brightness of the screen on a laptop through quick settings

In all operating systems there is a function of rapidly adjusting brightness from the system triya, where the network status, volume and other parameters are displayed.

In Windows

Click on the network connection, sound or battery and shift the slider to the right.

In MacOS

Open the “control point” by pressing the icon with the switches in the menu line, and configure the brightness using the “display” runner.

In linux

Click on the Wi-Fi icon, volume or battery and shift the brightness of the brightness to the right.

Brightness adjustment using a video card driver

Another proven way to change the brightness of the screen is to configure it using a video card driver. Consider this method on the example of NVIDIA drivers. Click the right button on the desktop and select in the context menu the item “NVIDIA control panel”.

In the settings tree on the left, open the “display” section and in the drop.Down list select the line “Adjusting the desktop color parameters”. In the right region, set the switch to the “use NVIDIA settings” position and move the “brightness” slider in one direction or another, thereby increasing or decreasing the power of the backlight.

Why the brightness on the laptop is not regulated. How to configure the brightness of the screen?

On laptops, a fairly common problem is the problem of the brightness of the screen: it does not configure, then it changes independently, then everything is too bright, then the colors are too weak. In general, directly “Sick theme”.

In this article I will dwell on one problem: the impossibility of adjusting the brightness. Yes, it happens, I myself periodically encounter such issues in my work. By the way, some neglect the setting of the monitor, and in vain: with too weak brightness (or strong). The eyes begin to strain and get tired quickly (I already gave advice in this article: https: // PCPRO100.Info/ustayut-glaza-pribote-za-pc/).

Brightness regulation: several ways.

Many users, having tried one way of adjusting brightness, make a definite conclusion-it cannot be adjusted, something “flew”, you need to repair it. Meanwhile, there are several ways to do this, in the same time, having tuned the monitor once-you can not touch it for a long time, and you will not even remember that you have one of the ways does not work.

I propose to try several options, I will consider them below.

On the keyboard of almost every modern laptop there are functional buttons. Usually they are located on the keys F1, F2 and T.D. To use them, just press the FN F3 button for example (depending on what button you have a brightness icon is drawn. Dell laptops are usually F11, F12 buttons).

Functional buttons: brightness adjustment.

If the brightness of the screen has not changed and nothing appeared on the screen (no regulator). Move on.

In Windows 10, adjust the brightness very quickly if you click on the power icon in the taskbar, and then pressing the left button of the mouse along the rectangle with brightness: configure its optimal value (see. Screenshot below).

Windows 10. Adjustment of the brightness from Trei.

First you need to open the control panel at the address: control panel \ all elements of the control panel \ power supply

Then open the link “Setting the power supply circuit” for the active power supply circuit.

Further, using sliders, you can adjust the brightness for the laptop from the battery and from the network. In general, everything is simple.

The easiest way to open the video card driver settings, if you click on the mouse on the desktop and select graphic characteristics from the context menu (in general, it all depends on a specific driver, sometimes you can go into its settings only through the Windows control panel).

Transition to the video card driver settings

In color settings, there are always usually present parameters for setting up: saturation, contrast, gamma, brightness, etc. Actually, we find the desired parameter and change it for our requirements.

Whether functional buttons are included?

A very common reason why the functional buttons do not work on the laptop (FNF3, FNF11, etc.). Are BIOS settings. It is possible that in BIOS they are simply disabled.

In order not to be repeated here, I will give a link to my article on how to enter BIOS on laptops of different manufacturers: https: // PCPRO100.Info/kak-vyti-vios-klavishi-vhoda/

The selection of the section where to go to BIOS depends on your manufacturer. Here (within the framework of this article) to give a universal recipe is unrealistic. For example, in HP laptops. Check the System Configuration section: see if the Action Keys Mode is included there (if not, transfer it to Enabled mode).

Tech Tips 5: Adjusting your Laptop Brightness

In Dell’s laptops, functional buttons are adjusted in the Advanced (extended) section: the item is called Function Key Behavior (you can set two operating modes: Function Key and Multimedia Key).

Lack of key drivers

It is possible that functional buttons (including those responsible for the brightness of the screen) do not work due to the lack of drivers.

Give the universal name of the driver in this matter (which can be downloaded and everything will work) is impossible (by the way, there are such on the network, I do not recommend it very much) ! Depending on the brand (manufacturer) of your laptop, the driver will be called differently, for example: in Samsung, it is “Control Center”, “HP Quick Launch Buttons”, in Toshiba. Hotkey Utility, in ASUS. “ATK HOTKEY”.

If you can’t find the driver on the official website (or it is not under your Windows OS), you can use special utilities to search for drivers: https: // PCPRO100.Info/obnovleniya-Drayverov/

Incorrect drivers for a video card. Installation of “old” work drivers

If you previously worked as it should be, and after updating Windows (by the way, when updating, it is always, usually a different video drive). Everything has become wrong (for example, the slope of brightness adjustment runs around the screen, but the brightness does not change). It makes sense. It makes sense. It makes sense Try to roll back the driver.

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By the way, an important point: you should have old drivers with whom everything worked well for you.