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    Group,

    In Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, does anyone know how or if I can adjust the "Display Brightness" found in the Power Plan Settings to go lower/darker than the current factory settings? I have mine set to the lowest it will go but it is not dark enough for night time viewing.

    Doug

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    Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

    Have you tried adjusting the actual monitor settings???

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      Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

      Monitor settings? In a laptop? I dont beleive there are settings for a monitor on a laptop like there are for an external monitor in a desktop setup.

      Anyway though, Im really looking to see if there is an 'overide' in the software settings that can be adjusted to allow me to make the screen go dimmer than it currently does. This is what I really am wanting...

      Doug

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        Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

        Of course wullieb1 would have known you had a laptop from the information you gave originally...

        There may be settings for the graphics card, Ati usually have slider bars or similar so maybe look there?

        You could play with the reg at the bottom of here but I have no idea what it may do and it is entirely at your own risk.
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa906355.aspx
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          Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

          There is usually a push-button "Brightness" control on the laptop keyboard; for instance my Thinkpad T60 has "Brightness up" on <FN><Home> and "Brightness Down" on <FN><End>. If you use those and it won't go lower, then you have reached the minimum brightness for your laptop. Also there are often brightness settings in the BIOS.


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            Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

            Originally posted by dcpaq2 View Post
            Monitor settings? In a laptop? I dont beleive there are settings for a monitor on a laptop like there are for an external monitor in a desktop setup.

            Anyway though, Im really looking to see if there is an 'overide' in the software settings that can be adjusted to allow me to make the screen go dimmer than it currently does. This is what I really am wanting...

            Doug
            Can you please show where in your original post you mention that you have a laptop????

            Along with Tom though my Dell has the same feature FN Up Key

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              Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

              Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
              Can you please show where in your original post you mention that you have a laptop????

              Along with Tom though my Dell has the same feature FN Up Key
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                Originally posted by Ossian View Post
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                  Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

                  Dcpaq2, (just to get back on topic), what is the make/model of your laptop. There will be Brightness and Contrast controls on the keyboard and if you search the electronic manual for Brightness or Contrast you should get the key combinations.
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                    Re: Question - Display Brightness in Power Plans

                    Yep, make and model are pretty useful. Dell for example have brightness settings in the BIOS for on/off battery, enabling the Ambient Light Sensor (off by default usually) and such like. Factory installs also usually have the Quickset power management software installed, so it may be nothing to do with the OS.
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