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Windows 7: Hotkey to change brightness

28 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
Hotkey to change brightness

Hi I was wondering if there was a way to bind a key to increase/decrease brightness of my laptop screen.

I can use the regular FN+Fnkey combo but I am using an external USB keyboard so it would be easier to use a non FN key combo.
I tried reading the scan codes of the FN+F6 key but I couldn't get any, so I can't remap it with a tool like AutoHotkey.

Also, since I have the slider thing in Control Panel > Power Options, this seems doable with a software.

Last note. I do not want a 'screen dimmer' program that does not actually dim the LEDs behind the screen.

Thanks for your input!

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30 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Windows Key + X opens the Mobility Centre.
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30 Mar 2010   #3

El Capitan / Windows 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post

Windows Key + X opens the Mobility Centre.
not here. is this true always or just with laptops/netbooks?
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30 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
is this true always or just with laptops/netbooks?
I would imagine it's just for laptops. Are you holding the Windows key down whilst pressing the X key?
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31 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Here is a 3rd party app for setting the percentage of brightness on your monitor. I don't usualy reccomend apps but this one seems to be liked by several other members. So if you want to give it a try, I would just suggest that you create a resore point first before using it incase you don't like it you can uninstal it then restore back to before you installed it. Fabe Elite Freeware: Quickly dim your screen with DimScreen
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