Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10  

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    How to Change Brightness of Built-in Display in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    01 Sep 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Brightness of Built-in Display in Windows 10


    If you have a laptop or tablet, you might need to occasionally change the screen brightness. For example, if you want to use your laptop outdoors on a sunny day, you might need a brighter screen to see the display clearly. Or, if you're in a dark room, you might want to make the screen less bright.

    A brighter display uses more power, which reduces battery life.

    If the Screen brightness option isn't available, your PC might not support brightness adjustment or you might need to update your display drivers.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17639, Microsoft removed the display brightness slider in Control Panel Power Options and the “Display brightness” section under Power Options Advanced Settings.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18282, Microsoft heard your feedback about a specific case where a display can become brighter when transitioning from a battery charger to battery power. Microsoft is modifying the display brightness behavior so that this can no longer happen. If a person adjusts their display brightness, that brightness will now be remembered as their preferred brightness whether they are on battery or connected to a charger. This new behavior results in a more consistent and battery friendly experience. This does not affect battery saver mode settings; if a person has opted into lowering the screen brightness in battery saver mode, their display will still dim when the battery is below the threshold selected.

    This tutorial will show you different ways to change the display screen brightness on your Windows 10 laptop or tablet.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Adjust Screen Brightness with Keyboard
    • Option Two: To Adjust Screen Brightness from Power Icon on Notification Area
    • Option Three: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Action Center
    • Option Four: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Display Settings
    • Option Five: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Power Options
    • Option Six: To Adjust Plan Screen Brightness in Edit Plan Settings
    • Option Seven: To Adjust Plan Screen Brightness in Advanced Power Settings
    • Option Eight: To Adjust Screen Brightness in PowerShell
    • Option Nine: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Ease of Access Settings
    • Option Ten: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows Mobility Center
    • Option Eleven: To Adjust Screen Brightness in Intel HD Graphics Control Panel





    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness with Keyboard


    1. Some keyboards may have shortcut keys that you can use to adjust your display brightness with like the example below. Please refer to your keyboard's or PC's manual for what they are for it if available. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-brightness_keyboard_shortcut.png






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness from Power Icon on Notification Area


    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 17655.

    1. Click/tap on the Power icon on the taskbar notification area. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on the brightness button to toggle between a 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% brightness level.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-brightness_level_power_icon.jpg






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Action Center


    1. Open the action center.

    2. Click/tap on the brightness quick action button to toggle between a 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% brightness level. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-brightness_level_action_center.jpg

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 18277, the brightness quick action button is now a slider instead.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-action_center_brightness_slider.jpg






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Display Settings


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and adjust the Change brightness slider left (lower) or right (higher) to the level you want. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-brightness_settings.jpg






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Power Options


    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 17639.

    1. Open Power Options.

    2. Move the Screen brightness slider at the bottom left (lower) or right (higher) to the level you want. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-brightness_level_power_options.png






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Plan Screen Brightness in Edit Plan Settings


    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 17639.

    1. Open Power Options, and click/tap on the Change plan settings link for your current active power plan. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-adust_plan_brightness-1.png

    2. Move the Adjust plan brightness slider(s) left (lower) or right (higher) to the level you want, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-adust_plan_brightness-2.png






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Plan Screen Brightness in Advanced Power Settings


    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 17639.

    1. Open Power Options, and click/tap on the Change plan settings link for your current power plan. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-adust_plan_brightness-1.png

    2. Click/tap on the Change advanced power settings link. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-adust_plan_brightness-3.png

    3. In your current active power plan's (ex: High Performance) advanced settings, expand open Display and Display brightness. (see screenshot below step 4)

    4. Change the brightness percentage to the level you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-adust_plan_brightness-4.png






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION EIGHT Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in PowerShell


    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Code:
    (Get-WmiObject -Namespace root/WMI -Class WmiMonitorBrightnessMethods).WmiSetBrightness(1,<Brightness Level>)
    Substitute <Brightness Level> in the command above with 0 to 100 brightness level percentage you want.

    For example with 75% brightness level:
    Code:
    (Get-WmiObject -Namespace root/WMI -Class WmiMonitorBrightnessMethods).WmiSetBrightness(1,75)
    3. You can now close Powershell if you like.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-change_screen_brightness_powershell.png






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION NINE Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Ease of Access Settings


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Change the brightness of your built-in display for what you want under Make everything brighter on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-display_brightness_ease_of_access_settings.jpg






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION TEN Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows Mobility Center


    1. Open the Windows Mobility Center.

    2. Adjust the Display brightness slider to the percentage level you want. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Windows Mobility Center if you like.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-display_brightness_windows_mobility_center.jpg






    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10 OPTION ELEVEN Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

    To Adjust Screen Brightness in Intel HD Graphics Control Panel


    This option is only available if your computer has Intel graphics.

    1. Open Intel Graphics Control Panel from All Apps in the Start menu

    2. Click/tap on Color Settings in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

    3. Adjust the Brightness slider to the level you want, and click/tap on Apply.

    4. When finished, you can close the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.

    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-intel_hd_graphics_control_panel.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,278
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #1

    Tutorial updated to add: :)

    Option Eight: To Adjust Screen Brightness in PowerShell
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Ruu
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #2

    1. Does nothing
    2. No icon on notification area
    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-screenshot_1.jpg
    3. No icon on notification area
    4. No brightness slider
    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-screenshot_3.jpg
    5. No options at all. When I click on "change display settings" it opens point 4 display settings
    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-screenshot_4.jpg
    6. No slider under power settings
    7. And option under advanced power settings
    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-screenshot_6.jpg
    8. Not sure what it means, but brightness won't change anyway
    Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10-screenshot_2.jpg
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,278
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello Ruu, :)

    Is this a PC, laptop, or tablet?

    If PC, then the screen brightness setting won't be available.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Ruu
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Ruu, :)

    Is this a PC, laptop, or tablet?

    If PC, then the screen brightness setting won't be available.

    Yes, it is PC.
    But why? My screen is too dark
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,278
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
    Thread Starter
       #5

    It's a setting only available on tablets and notebooks.

    You should still be able to manually adjust the brightness level with the monitor's on screen settings though. Check your monitor's manual for more on how to do so. It'll usually be a button at the bottom of the monitor to press.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 44
    ten 64
       #6

    I use this registry pathes

    Code:
    ;
    ; power plan HIGH PERFORMANCE - set video dim to 65% for DC
    ;
    reg_keyname   = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb"
    reg_valuename  = "DCSettingIndex"
    reg_type    = "REG_DWORD"
    reg_value    = 65
    ;
    ; power plan HIGH PERFORMANCE - set video dim to 100% for AC
    ;
    reg_keyname   = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb"
    reg_valuename  = "ACSettingIndex"
    reg_type    = "REG_DWORD"
    reg_value    = 100
    ;

    for laptops.
    The values are for High Performance plan only
    Works in 10 , 8.x , 7

    c
      My ComputerSystem Spec



 

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