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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Screen brightness setting for reading on Ubuntu 12.04

I read a lot on my computer especially at night. Can I somehow set the screen brightness level on my laptop even lower than the Brightness menu does?
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Change screen brightness via software end or without drivers?

Is there a software-end hack to let me adjust the brightness of Windows 7 even if the screen driver is malfunctioning? My brightness is all the way up and because I have some critical work files ...
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Lower backlight brightness further on Lenovo Y570 running Windows 7

Is there any way to lower the brightness further than the minimum brightness setting? I would like to not have my retinas burned at night. If there is no solution to lowering the backlight, then is ...
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Set screen brightness of Acer All in One PC

I have an Acer All in One PC (it is an Acer Aspire Z3771), which I currently use as an ordinary monitor. It does not have any external buttons to change its screen settings, and if I start it as a PC ...
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Is there a way to adjust colors of a specific window?

Is there a (Windows) program or something that will allow the user to adjust the brightness/contrast/gamma of a specific window rather than the whole screen? As a use-case scenario, imagine having a ...
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Can't change screen brightness inside Linux on Acer

Acer TravelMate 4740 series laptop. Brightness control keys (Fn+Right/Left) work on Windows 7, but not on Linux(tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu). Linux shows the brightness bar(bulb) when the keys are ...
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Brightness doesn't change. But, sleeping the computer and coming back, works

I can't change my brightness on my laptop and I would like a help to solve this problem. Using kcmshell4 kgamma I can change the constrast. But using xbacklight nothing happens. If I put ...
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Alternative to intel control panel with greater brightness range?

My Intel control panel allows the brightness to be set to a minimum of only 40. Is there a way to allow a broader setting range? I am using Windows 7 and a Sony Vaio 64-bit box. Lowering the ...
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How to disable auto brightening LCD

I am not talking about adjusting screen brightness through power management (this is a laptop), I'm not talking about how the screen brightness setting may be different between 'plugged in' and ...
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How to set the laptop screen brightness programatically?

I'm currently migrating to openbox without gnome session. In unity i can use the vendor keys to set the screen brightness, but in openbox I'm on my own. /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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My laptop screen keeps dimming

I have a Cryo laptop with Windows 7 installed, bought in December 2011. Sometimes the screen seems to persistently dim and/or brighten up, even as I am doing things. In fact the brightness is varying ...