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How to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows

My monitor is more than an arm's length away from me, so adjusting its backlight brightness is quite inconvenient. Is there a way in Windows to adjust the backlight using the keyboard and/or mouse ...
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How to disable brightness intensity switching by power plans and AC/battery modes?

This is a "feature" in Windows 7, but I can't see how it is useful; it just annoys me. Every power plan and the AC/battery mode has its own setting for brightness intensity. So, if I switch power ...
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Why my LCD monitor backlight turns off?

As long as I used my VGA cable, my LCD monitor worked fine. But when I switched to my DVI cable, sometimes my monitor turns off. When it happens the power light still on, the screen is dark but the ...
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Laptop backlight problem?

I have this laptop with a weird problem. The screen suddenly turned off while I was working,it didn't fix the problem by restarting it. I could still see a picture on the screen when the sun is ...
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Laptop screen causes eye strain on all linux distros except Ubuntu and elementary OS

I have a Lenovo g470 with Windows 8 used for games only, and a Linux Distro used for development and as my main OS. I used to have Elementary OS, it was working well, but I decided to try CrunchBang. ...
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How to turn off the Acer Aspire 7738 Power Button LED light?

The Acer Aspire 7738 has a large blue light emitting power button, top left on the keyboard. Its light is rather distracting and I want to turn it off. How can I disable this light?
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How to get backlight on my Acer Extansa 5220 laptop to lower than minimum brightness level?

Minimum backlight level is not as dim as I want. I want to be able to tune it to arbitrarily low level, for example to be hardly visible in a dark room (but still visible). In my digital camera I've ...
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Turn off backlight without X server commands

Fn + F6 - backlight turns off immediately, image stays (visible if shine something at the display) xset dpms force {off,suspend,standby} - backlight turns off slowly, image cleared. How to ...