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Windows 7: How do i adjust the brighness?

14 Apr 2011   #1
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do i adjust the brighness?

In Window 7 Home Premium?


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14 Apr 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Usually through your cards control panel.

Nvidia, ATI CCC, Intel etc

Without knowing a thing about your pc it makes it difficult to be exact.
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14 Apr 2011   #3
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Where is the option?

There is no brightness option in the power option, does anyone know why? I am using a desktop by the way.
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14 Apr 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GradeAbra,

Please fill in your full system specs so that we may be able to help you better with this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/256049-post4.html

For now, you would only have a "Adjust plan brightness" option in "Power Options" if your computer is a laptop, notebook, or runs with a battery.

Power Plan Settings - Change
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14 Apr 2011   #5
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi brink, no i am using a desktop, the only way for me to adjust brightness is through the monitor option. And the Gamma option in the "calibrate colour" option under the Display option in the control panel. No brightness control, i try to lower the Gamma all the way down but not sure if it is a good idea.
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14 Apr 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, for a desktop you'll have to adjust it on the monitor itself. There should be an actual "Brightness" option on the monitor that you can adjust instead of just "Gamma".
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14 Apr 2011   #7
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks is lowering the Gamma a good idea? What is it actually?
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14 Apr 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would recommend to reset the monitor's display settings back to default, and only make small changes at a time to see if you like the change better or not. Some monitors will have preset mode options that you can select that will automatically adjust the monitor's settings for what's best in that mode.


The link below can give you more details about gamma.

Gamma correction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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14 Apr 2011   #9
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My monitor only has the brightness and contrast option. Lowering this 2 will make my pc dimmer and better from what i can see.
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14 Apr 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it set to where you like it.
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