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Windows 7: Fn Keys for Laptop Display Brightness Control Don't Work


27 Mar 2011   #1

SSDs: Windows 7 HP 64, HDDs: Vista HP 64
 
 
Fn Keys for Laptop Display Brightness Control Don't Work

I have an Acer Aspire 8935G with Windows 7 HP 64 on an SSD and Vista HP 64 on an HDD. The Fn keys controlling the display brightness control work on the Vista boot but not on the Windows 7 boot. All the other Fn keys function as they should on the Windows 7 boot. The Aspire has an OEM ATI Radeon HD4670 graphics card. I've tried all 3 available driver versions for the card & OS from AMD but these two Fn keys won't work. Any ideas what's going on here? Do the Windows 7 drivers override or deactivate the Fn brightness control keys?


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27 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I realise that the following link is for a different laptop, but it might open some ideas for troubleshooting:
[N120] Win7 and 'easy display manager' for brightness & volume controls (when dual booting) - FIXED
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27 Mar 2011   #3

SSDs: Windows 7 HP 64, HDDs: Vista HP 64
 
 

Thanks Irene, it gave me some ideas of where and what to look for......but to no avail.
My Windows 7 OS is on the C: drive, the issues stated on the other forum were that the users had installed the OS on a drive other than C:.
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27 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 5er driver View Post
Thanks Irene, it gave me some ideas of where and what to look for......but to no avail.
My Windows 7 OS is on the C: drive, the issues stated on the other forum were that the users had installed the OS on a drive other than C:.
Sorry to hear that, 5er driver.
Hopefully one of the other members will have other ideas.
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27 Mar 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Not direct help as such but a couple of "Work-arounds":

Download monitorBright 1.0 Free - A monitor tool for you to use. - Softpedia

<http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/monitorBright.shtml>

http://www.instantfundas.com/2009/02...rightness.html

<http://www.instantfundas.com/2009/02/display-tuner-adjust-monitor-brightness.html>

http://download.cnet.com/Desktop-Lig...-10822614.html

Volume Control for Windows 7 - A volume control Widget - Windows 7 Download

<http://www.windows7download.com/Windows 7-volume-control/hugntrgl.html>

matt.malensek


Comprehensive controls;>

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...ows-functions/

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/volumouse.html

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Mar 2011   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 5er driver View Post
I have an Acer Aspire 8935G with Windows 7 HP 64 on an SSD and Vista HP 64 on an HDD. The Fn keys controlling the display brightness control work on the Vista boot but not on the Windows 7 boot. All the other Fn keys function as they should on the Windows 7 boot. The Aspire has an OEM ATI Radeon HD4670 graphics card. I've tried all 3 available driver versions for the card & OS from AMD but these two Fn keys won't work. Any ideas what's going on here? Do the Windows 7 drivers override or deactivate the Fn brightness control keys?
Have you install the "Acer Launch Manager" for windows 7 x64bits on the Ssd?


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28 Mar 2011   #7

SSDs: Windows 7 HP 64, HDDs: Vista HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Have you install the "Acer Launch Manager" for windows 7 x64bits on the Ssd?
Yes I did, both versions and the Fn brightness keys don't work with either version.

I'm going to try some of the "Work Arounds" that Mike posted.

Thanks everyone....but I'm still irked about these keys & Windows 7.
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