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Screen brightness

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#2
use Windex?

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

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Samuel

#3
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
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> 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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Mike Hall - MS MVP

#4
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
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> 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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Samuel

#5
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
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> 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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Dave Cox

#6
"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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Samuel

#7
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
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> "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
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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Adam Albright

#9
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
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
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> "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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Jen,F.

#11
have you tried making sure the resolution is correct or the size of the
monitor you have? i have a gateway with the new window's vista on it, and it
was always dark every time i turned on my laptop. then i figured out that my
resolution was too high for my 14.1. inch monitor. my resolution was for as
if i had a 17 inch monitor. after adjusting to the correct resolution, every
time now i turn on my laptop, the screen is always bright, and i no longer
have to manually adjust it to be bright
--
Francine J.


"Samuel" wrote:

> Since installed Vista the screen is not bright and I can't change it
>
> Any clue?
>
> Thank you,
> Samuel
>
>
>
 

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Jen,F.

#12
since your's is a laptop, other functions are... if you hold down the FN key
(which is a different color than your keyboard keys) it should be located on
the left below the shift key, then when you hold that down and press on the
symbols in blue (i.e. the PgUp key which is for turning on and off the sound)
these are shortcuts
--
Francine J.


"Samuel" wrote:

> 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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