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How do I decrease the brightness of my screen below the minimum on Windows 8?

The minimum brightness on my desktop monitor is far too bright. I need a way to reduce the brightness of my screen below the minimum. On my Mac, the app Brightness Slider worked perfectly for this ...
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How to disable brightness change when AC power is disconnected? (Linux)

On Linux, when laptop is connected to AC power (or disconnected) the screen brightness changes. How can I avoid it? It's not always brighter with AC. If I increase brightness on battery and then plug ...
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Volume/Brightness Icon Changed Somehow, Want Old Ones Back: Windows 7/ASUS

I was removing an annoying adware off my laptops (which was a success, may I add!), and somehow, when I lowered the volume (with f11+fn), the usual popup icon changed to the old, ugly one. I'm pretty ...
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Linux Mint 16 Laptop Brightness Issues

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit(Xfce) - Sony Viao (Laptop) Model: VGNFS980 I have no 'function key' functionality to control brightness... When I first booted the live version, the brightness was OK. Upon ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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Brightness slider disappeared after cinnamon upgrade

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my system (Linux Mint 13). Cinnamon passed from 1.4 to 2.0.14. However the slider to control the screen brightness disappeared. I tried to follow this answer Adjusting ...
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How to further dim the screen for Windows 8.1 Metro interface?

For using the tablet in a dark room, I am trying to set my screen dimmer than the lowest brightness setting that windows provides. Just like you would use screen filter in Android devices. So far I ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Ambient Light Sensor

I using the hp nc6400 notebook, it display show dim whenever ambient light sensor on but when I am disable the light sensor option the brightness satisfactory but it is blinking, how it to be cure ...
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How to save brightness settings in f.lux?

I use f.lux to dim the brightness on my laptop screen. And Alt + Page Down to dim the display. But it resets everytime I start my laptop. Is there any way to save the brightness setting in f.lux?
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Brightness settings are not saved permanently in Debian 7

Am using Toshiba satellite L750 series laptop and using Debian 7 as operating system. I managed to control brightness after installing Nvida driver's but the brightness settings are not saved ...
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Backlight brightness on Mint 16 (GeForce 330M)

I have Dell Vostro 3700 with GeForce 330M and use the nouveau driver. I have Mint 16 with Cinamon. I want to be able to change backlight with keyboard shortcuts. I did some changes to kernel ...
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Cannot change brightness on Samsung rv411 laptop computer

I am using a Samsung RV411 s03 laptop computer. I have tried several linux distribution on my laptop computer; I have got a problem with them which is the brightness of the monitor cannot be changed ...
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Screen brightness slider disappeared on Windows 7. How do I bring it back?

So I can't find the screen brightness slider or any brightness adjustment option in my power plan options. All I can do is determine when to put the laptop to sleep and when to turn off the display. ...
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Window 7 Brightness slider disappeared and my display looks blotchy

I restarted my laptop yesterday and realised that my display looked blotchy, the aero has no smooth transitions from transparent to visible streaks , videos with rich color look blotchy and pictures ...
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I can't adjust brightness in games or in NVDIA control panel

I can't adjust brightness in games or in the NVIDIA control panel, when I change the brightness it changes for a few seconds and then returns back to it's original value. I tried the old driver and ...
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Windows 8.1 - Screen-off and Brightness

When the Screen switches off after the timer, and then switched back on by moving the mouse, the screen's brightness changes to 2-3 Brightness key presses above what it used to be. So if it was set on ...
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Windows 8 Asus laptop: Screen Brightness is auto-adjusting despite being disabled

I'm not sure if this is a problem being caused by Windows 8, the asus power-management programs, or what. Whenever my screen is displaying something darker, specifically the Steam client or in ...
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How Can I force a greater screen brightness from Windows

I have Sony VAIO and I have problem with brightness when i try to adjust it through fn+f5 or f6 key. When the brightness is set to 100% and when i want to increase it with Fn+f6 keys, brightness ...
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How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum in Linux / Ubuntu?

I just read this terrific question about dimming the screen on Windows. Are there any similar Linux programs which might allow the user to dim the screen beyond the dimmest hardware setting? Like the ...
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How to properly adjust monitor brightness and contrast?

This days, it seems that I either go worse with my eyes or some settings with contrast and brightness have been changed. However, I have been searching now for some tutorial on how to adjust contrast ...
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How to reduce my desktop screen brightness

My desktop machine is a Windows 7 32-bit. My problem is that when I read a PDF, the brightness of screen bothers me and I want to reduce it. My monitor is a Samsung LCD and only has a button. When I ...
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Brightness too dark or too bright

Basically, below a seemingly-arbitrary threshold (seems to be around 60%) my laptop screen is too dark to really make out much, and above that threshold it takes its maximum brightness (which is waay ...
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Can't control brightness with function keys?

I have Crunchbang installed on my laptop, and I just upgraded it to Testing. Most things are working fine, but my brightness keys no longer work. I can write to ...
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Brightness hotkeys not working on linux mint 15 (HP mini 210-4000)

I have linuxmint 15 Mate running on my netbook(HP mini 210-4000). All hotkeys are working fine except the brightness ones. Slider do pops up on pressing the keys but brightness doesn't change at all. ...
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Screen brightness randomly set to lowest setting Lenovo ThinkCenter

On multiple ThinkCenter machines at the office, the screen brightness on the desktop displays is being set to the lowest setting. Using the monitor HUD the brightness can be changed again, but doing ...
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How to save brightness after adjusting?

I am using lenove e430c 33651m9 with Fedora 19, very time I reboot my laptop the brightness of the lcd will restore to max value. So is there a way to save the brightness (permanently modification)?
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About adjusting brightness for Sony Vaio E Series with Windows 7 Home basic 64-bit

I have a Sony Vaio E Series laptop with Windows 7 Home basic. I need to adjust the brightness of the screen, but I could not find the option for adjusting the screen brightness. Please help me.
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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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Adjusting backlight via cron?

So if I run 'xbacklight -70' on my ubuntu machine, this dims the brightness to a good level (it always boots up with 100% brightness). What is the best way to automate this? I suppose I could create a ...
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Customize adaptative brightness in Windows 8

I'd like to customize the adaptative brightness function (max luminosity = fn(sensor-light)) on my laptop. In a very dark environment, my maximum screen brightness is too low, I have to disable auto ...
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How to change brightness in Windows XP without built-in keyboard?

I have broken keyboard on my MSI EX-600 so I can't press "function buttons" to change brightness, volume, etc. Is it possible to change brightness of display (not graphic card!) without the keyboard ...
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Can I fine tune my Toshiba laptop screen brightness using flash cards

I have a Toshiba laptop model L850 Windows 7 64-bit. I wonder is there any way I can fine tune the screen brightness by pressing the function key. I can only adjust the brightness by 10 or 15 ...
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Are there any other ways to adjust screen brightness other than the control panel or keyboard shortcut?

On my Lenovo y500, I'm unable to adjust the brightness using the control panel. Even when I try the keyboard shortcut to adjust brightness, I see the meter change, but the brightness remains the same: ...
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Brightness changes in Ubuntu but not on Windows

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my VAIO S series (VPCS149FJ) that came originally with Windows 7 SP1. I installed it with Wubi. I can't change brightness in Windows with the Fn+F5, Fn+F6 hotkeys and ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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I can't control my Dell's brightness

I bought new Dell Inspiron 3521 with Linux installed. I've installed Windows 7. Everything would be alright but I can't brighten my screen. It looks like it is at the lowest brightness level. The ...
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Running Redshift commands from crontab, doesn't work

About redshift: Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. A typical ...
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Dual Monitor Is Dim, Can't Get it Brighter with Menu Option

I just connected an old monitor to my laptop so I can use both, but the old monitor is quite dim and I can't get it brighter with the menu options (they're already at 100%). My laptop is an HP G60 ...
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Irritating auto brightness adjustment

I have a new windows 8 that when looking at dark colors, the screen will dim. I've turned off adaptive brightness, checked the Intel graphics and media control panel and NOTHING helped. This stupid ...
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Is there any way to adjust the backlight?

I bought an ASUS laptop, it does not have a DDC/CI screen. I found that while using it in reasonably bright light, say a cloudy day, I had difficulty seeing the screen. Is there a way to change the ...
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ASUS notebook brightness does not work properly

Recently on my notebook's brightness stopped working. Pressing FN+F5/F6 shows the Windows 8 brightness slider, and it goes up/down, but doesn't adjust the actual brightness. Changing it manually ...
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How can I set the brightness for each window opened?

I code on an IDE which has a dark theme. I require a high brightness while doing this task. But when executing code, I use the browser, (since this is web development), and the whites of the browser ...
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Excessive brightness in Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8

I have a Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8 32bits. Right now, I don't have any option to ajust brightness and it's way too bright. I would like to know which driver I have to install to get the hotkeys ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Adjusting screen brightness is reversed

I have a problem with adjusting screen brightness on windows 7 x64. If I change brightness with nvidia control manager, it works correctly but if I change it with windows, it is reversed. Pushing ...
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Brightness at minimum all the time

I have a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and the brightness is at the minimum level all the time. If I increase it with Fn+F6 it immediately reverts back to minimum. I am not sure what to do next. I have ...
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Which software can control frequently used laptop functions like Fn combo keys?

My laptop fn key died yesterday. I can't send it to the repair service now because I need it for my work. My question is: Is there any softwares can control some functions like: turn on/off wifi and ...
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Dim screen past the minimum on Ubuntu

My laptop's screen is far too bright at night, even if I set it to minimum brightness. I know that it is capable of being dimmer, because Windows will dim it further if I leave it idle. However, I ...
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Is there any alternatives of Monitor Birghtness Reducer with lower RAM usage?

I think question might need little more clarification. Is there any way to recuce screen brightness beyond what windows lets you except Monitor Birghtness Reducer? I downloaded from here: ...
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Capped Brightness in Win 8 / Bootcamp

So I just installed windows 8 on my mac (osx Lion, late 2011 mbp) via bootcamp, and I have all of the drivers installed. However, my maximum brightness seems to be capped by Windows, because it is not ...