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Screen brightness

  1. #1


    Samuel Guest

    Screen brightness

    Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it

    Any clue?

    Thank you,
    Samuel



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  2. #2


    Jack Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    use Windex?

    "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
    >
    > Any clue?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Samuel
    >
    >




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  3. #3


    Samuel Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    Unfortunately some people who would help will not because it seems that
    there is already a reply for my message

    Cynical jokes are suitable only on some occasions...




    "Jack" <replyto@it> wrote in message
    news:e$XbhYdgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > use Windex?
    >
    > "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
    >>
    >> Any clue?
    >>
    >> Thank you,
    >> Samuel
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  4. #4


    Mike Hall - MS MVP Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    Samuel

    Your monitor has controls on the front panel most likely.. now would be a
    good time to learn how to use them..


    "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
    >
    > Any clue?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Samuel
    >
    >


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/




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  5. #5


    Samuel Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    It is a laptop and the use of the function key +F10 (in this case) doesn't
    have any effect, I wonder whether it can be driver related


    "Mike Hall - MS MVP" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:Oy0u7ldgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Samuel
    >
    > Your monitor has controls on the front panel most likely.. now would be a
    > good time to learn how to use them..
    >
    >
    > "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
    >>
    >> Any clue?
    >>
    >> Thank you,
    >> Samuel
    >>
    >>

    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Mike Hall
    > MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
    >
    >
    >




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  6. #6


    Dave Cox Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in
    news:uSDwGgdgHHA.4844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > Unfortunately some people who would help will not because it seems
    > that there is already a reply for my message
    >
    > Cynical jokes are suitable only on some occasions...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jack" <replyto@it> wrote in message
    > news:e$XbhYdgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> use Windex?
    >>
    >> "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't
    >>> change it
    >>>
    >>> Any clue?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you,
    >>> Samuel
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >



    Does your video driver install a control center or a dialog window
    for display adjustments? If so you can control the brightness, gamma
    and color options from there.

    But as others have said your display has its own seperate controls
    and it's best to adjust those first.

    --
    Hope this helps
    Dave




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  7. #7


    Samuel Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    It is a laptop,
    Can you explain me what are the controls (other then the function keys)

    Thank you,
    Samuel


    "Dave Cox" <dcox1961@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns991669390175Ddcox1961gmailcom@69.28.186.121...
    > "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in
    > news:uSDwGgdgHHA.4844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Unfortunately some people who would help will not because it seems
    >> that there is already a reply for my message
    >>
    >> Cynical jokes are suitable only on some occasions...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jack" <replyto@it> wrote in message
    >> news:e$XbhYdgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> use Windex?
    >>>
    >>> "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't
    >>>> change it
    >>>>
    >>>> Any clue?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you,
    >>>> Samuel
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Does your video driver install a control center or a dialog window
    > for display adjustments? If so you can control the brightness, gamma
    > and color options from there.
    >
    > But as others have said your display has its own seperate controls
    > and it's best to adjust those first.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >




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  8. #8


    KDE Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    What brand of laptop ? usually, shortcut keys to controls things like
    brightness, volume, etc are controlled by 3rd party applications, usually
    provided by your laptop mfg. check their website. (i.e. for a Dell you
    would need to find and download the appropriate version of dell's quickset
    program for your laptop.)

    does the brightness change depending whethter tha laptop is running on
    battery or AC power ?


    "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:uBEKipdgHHA.4596@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > It is a laptop and the use of the function key +F10 (in this case) doesn't
    > have any effect, I wonder whether it can be driver related
    >
    >
    > "Mike Hall - MS MVP" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:Oy0u7ldgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Samuel
    >>
    >> Your monitor has controls on the front panel most likely.. now would be a
    >> good time to learn how to use them..
    >>
    >>
    >> "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
    >>>
    >>> Any clue?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you,
    >>> Samuel
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> Mike Hall
    >> MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  9. #9


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:38:58 +0100, "Samuel"
    <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote:

    >Unfortunately some people who would help will not because it seems that
    >there is already a reply for my message
    >
    >Cynical jokes are suitable only on some occasions...


    Just remember these kind of newsgroups are infested with smartass
    types. That includes MVPs, a few in particular that are really
    clueless ninnys that are more like feces throwing monkeys than
    anything else.

    To actually answer your question it depends what you use your computer
    for. You may wish to go to Control Panel and look under Color
    Management. You can set up your computer to more closely match the
    color space your particular devices operates in so when you adjust
    some image on your computer monitor it prints the same way.

    For example your digital camera, scanner, printer and monitor all can
    be operating in different color spaces and have not only a different
    range of colors possible but have different color temperatures as
    well. This can create problems. If you want to make DVDs for example,
    the color space your monitor operates in RGB is very different than
    either the NTSC or PAL color space that televisions operate in which
    means you need to keep that in mind if you do any serious color
    adjustment.

    Color temperatures referes to how "hot" or "cool" colors appear,
    meaning a bias to reds and yellow or more towards blues. Some monitors
    allow you to easily adjust this by using a profile. If you monitor
    came with a profile or has one you can download from some web site you
    may wish to install it. From this section in Control Panel you can
    adjust which profile is loaded which can impact the brightness of your
    monitor. For best results you should first calibrate your monitor to
    properly set a black level and proper contrast.

    A simpler way to tweak your monitor is from the Personalization
    section, also in Control Panel, then change Display Settings.
    Depending on your particular graphics card you should be able to tweak
    common things like brightness and contrast and frequently alter
    specific color channels, ie red, green or blue seperately and with
    many graphic cards also adjust Gamma.

    Most of the dummies that hang out in this newsgroup are unaware the
    that different platforms have a different default gamma settings. For
    example Macs and PC's are quite different which causes the same image
    to look different on each. In addition to the other controls raising
    the gamma setting if it is adjustable on your graphic card also
    increrases brightness, lowering it has the opposite effect.

    Before doing anything with the computer controls you should calibrate
    your monitor. You can buy devices that do it accurately, there are
    several DVDs that guide you step by step and also many web sites that
    explain how to do with without instruments. The process shouldn't take
    more than a few minutes to get in the ballpark. Most people have both
    their brightness and contrast settings way too high on both their
    computer monitors and televisions simply out of ignorance.



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  10. #10


    cnic Guest

    Re: Screen brightness

    Dave,
    Try this.
    Go to : Control Panel
    Power Options
    on left side, choose Adjust display brightness.

    My new laptop was doing the same thing, especially when it was running on
    battery. I went in and adjusted this and it looks great!

    It is worth a try.

    cnic

    "Dave Cox" <dcox1961@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns991669390175Ddcox1961gmailcom@69.28.186.121...
    > "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in
    > news:uSDwGgdgHHA.4844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Unfortunately some people who would help will not because it seems
    >> that there is already a reply for my message
    >>
    >> Cynical jokes are suitable only on some occasions...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jack" <replyto@it> wrote in message
    >> news:e$XbhYdgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> use Windex?
    >>>
    >>> "Samuel" <samuel.shulman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OPG41AdgHHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't
    >>>> change it
    >>>>
    >>>> Any clue?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you,
    >>>> Samuel
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Does your video driver install a control center or a dialog window
    > for display adjustments? If so you can control the brightness, gamma
    > and color options from there.
    >
    > But as others have said your display has its own seperate controls
    > and it's best to adjust those first.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >



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