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Windows 7: How do I change brightness with shortcut on desktop pc?

02 Jul 2014   #1

win 7 pro 64
How do I change brightness with shortcut on desktop pc?

Hi, I've a pc desktop with Win 7 and LCD monitor connected on internal lvsd not on vga-dvi,
and i need to control the screen brightness with shortcuts or how to restore full brghtness on reboot.

The facts are that on Control panel -> Power -> Screen Brighness I can play with slider to set it, but when i dim all low my screen became black, the backlights are off!
So if i lose the slider focus i can't restore the brightness (the solution should be to attach a second monitor on vga, but i haven't this new monitor)

I ask if there is the possibility to control brightness via shortcuts or to restore the brightness on reboot

thank's in advance


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02 Jul 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Have you tried this Program ...

Desktop Lighter allows you to increase/decrease the contrast of the screen. The program can be operated by dragging the corresponding slider with the mouse or by using the keyboard hotkeys (Ctrl+ arrows). The utility can be set to be launched automatically at Windows startup.

Can not Recommend it as i have never used the Program ...
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