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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 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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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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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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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 sh*...
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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 Fn+...
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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 can'...
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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: http://...
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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 ...
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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon - Fn Keys Brightness Level Intervals

I have a question in regards to setting the brightness level on laptop display using the function keys; I have determined that my screen is capable of having it's brightness level set to values 1-10 ...
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Adjust screen brightness directly from taskbar in Windows 8?

Is there any way I could adjust screen brightness directly from the tray by clicking the battery icon and moving a slider in the window that pops up (below)? Having to click "Adjust screen brightness"...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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How to change screen brightness on Toshiba Satellite L850-DJS in Linux

I bought a laptop Toshiba Satellite L850-DJS. There was Windows 8 installed at. I installed Kubuntu 12.10. All works perfectly, but i can't change screen brightness. Maybe someone had this problem and ...
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Automatic increase in brightness when an application is run with admin privileges

I don't know why, but sometimes or always (!) I have noticed that whenever I run an application with admin privileges on Windows 7, brightness automatically increases. Is it with everybody? If it is ...
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Brightness on monitor

My Dell all-in-one seems to have a mind of it's own. The brightness pop-up comes on the screen and sets to zero, without me touching it. I have ran the diagnostic and it says my monitor is fine. But ...
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brightness stuck on fedora 18 kde, hp pavillion dv6

I have just installed Fedora 18 KDE spin on my HP Pavillion dv6, but I have one problem: the brightness of the laptop is stuck at the highest; I have also two button that allow me to change the ...
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Laptop monitor brightness changes depending on image displayed

I have a windows 8 laptop. My desktop background is very dark (almost black) and when i have no windows open, my brightness dims. When i open an application that is primarily white (google chrome's ...
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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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Change brightness automatically on Sony Vaio laptop running Xubuntu

Currently my Sony Vaio doesn't let Xubuntu work with its Fn+F5/F6 brightness hotkeys. So I am using a manual script to change brightness every time I log in. It is: echo 700 | sudo tee /sys/class/...
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Auto-adjust (dim) the color scheme of the monitor at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjust screen brightness automatically at night Some days spending a whole day in front of the monitor may be more strenuous on the eyes than desirable. In order to ...
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Change screen brightness over regular intervals

I am looking for a program that can change my computer (and ASUS laptop) screen brightness every hour. I want my screen brightness very low at night and bright during the day.
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my laptop screen is too dark

I just re-installed Windows 7 today and my screen is just too dark I can't hardly see anything. I noticed that the brightness buttons on the keyboard are not working. So I went to the Control panel&...
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VAIO , brightness [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Button “Fn” not working for brightness I have Vaio , VPCF117HG , and I cant use Fn for change my brightness , I download all drivers for update but nothing change , my fn ...
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Windows 8 brightness issue

The problem I am facing is that when Windows is idle for some time, instead of dimming the screen, it turns on full brightness. I know this may be problem in power configuration somewhere but I cannot ...
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Windows 8 Fn key doesn't work for brightness

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8 and clicking Fn+F5 / Fn+F6 keys (for brightness) doesn't work. In fact, they work, but they can increase/decrease the brightness only one time. What I mean is that ...
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Boot Camp Brightness meter has no effect in Windows 8 [closed]

I upgraded to Windows 8, and now I can't change the screen brightness. The F1/F2 keys do alter the brightness meter in the Boot Camp Control Panel, but this level has no effect on the actual ...
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After upgrade to Windows 8, max brightness is not really max

I recently upgraded my Dell M17xR3 to Windows 8. After install, I noticed that my screen brightness had been reduced to almost half of the original brightness, although brightness control seems to be ...
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How do i control brightness in Dell laptops under ubuntu 10.04 platform?

I have bought a new DELL laptop( Inspiron 5050 ). I am able to control brightness in windows 7 through f4 and f5 keys. Now i have installed ubuntu 10.04. The problem is that the function keys f4 and ...
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Sony VAIO dim screen on Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 on my Sony VPCS111FM laptop. It has an ambient sensor that auto-dims the screen; this sensor is reliant on the video driver working. The default video driver that came with ...
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Can't find Sony Viao VGN-C25G brightness after Win7 (32bit) upgrade

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-C25G which I upgraded to Windows 7. After a while, the OS crashed. I reinstalled Windows 7 32bit again. Now the brightness setting does not appear in the power options setting....
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Can I fine-tune my screen brightness keys? (Ubuntu Studio, Thinkpad T420s)

I am in a similar situation as question Can I fine-tune my screen brightness? . For me, Thinkpad T420s and Ubuntu Studio 11.10. The brightness keys work fine but the increments are too large. I have ...
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Lenovo G560 screen brightness control doesn't work

I recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise EVAL on my Lenovo G560 and the screen brightness control stopped working. I tried installing both the video driver from Lenovo's website and the one from ...
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Can't control brightness on Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista

I just did a fresh Windows Vista install on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J and all the drivers are there, but the control for the brightness adjustment is gone. When I tried to run the Vaio Power Management ...
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Can't write to file /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness (ubuntu)

I am trying to change the brightness by overwriting the value on this file: sudo echo 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness -bash: /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness: Permission ...
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Can I change the display brightness via software on a Windows x64 desktop?

Now that monitors are all fancy and digital, display manufacturers lost sight of the utility of the brightness knob. Of course I can go fiddle with the now-cumbersome digital brightness settings ...
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How to prevent laptop screen brightness from changing when un/plugging battery power

When I am using my laptop, I continually adjust the screen's brightness based on the lighting conditions in the room (e.g. how much light is coming in from windows, etc.). But if I unplug the laptop ...
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Laptop display dims when running on battery power

I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 and it has one minor annoyance: It continues to dim the screen when I unplug it from the power cord. I have tried setting the screen brightness in the advanced ...