Adjusting Screen Brightness in Windows on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sabrina2000, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Sabrina2000 macrumors member

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    Anyone know how to adjust screen brightness in bootcamp on imac? I am using a windows keyboard....thanks
     
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  3. Sabrina2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, but coulnd't find anything on how to adjust screen brightness...
     
  4. marikavs macrumors member

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    Windows XP screen brightness adjustment

    I too am eagerly awaiting a reply. I have a Mac kbd (on a MacBook1,1) and can't find the 'usual' (rtclk on desktop and find the) slider in something like "graphics" in XP.
     
  5. Sabrina2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did notice a download online called shades - but i think it would only work on the mac side and not the windows side (?)

    and just to confirm - i did use the wireless mac keyboard to reduce brightness as much as possible but it remains too bright !
     
  6. marikavs macrumors member

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    more on screen brightness

    You must be referring to WindowShade X from Unsanity, which does indeed run in OS X and "shutters" windows up and down but doesn't have anything to do with brightness. It's actually quite useful for saving screen real estate when you don't want to close or minimize a window.

    Here is a link for how to find the brightness slider I was talking about:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5057563_adjust-screen-brightness-windows-xp.html.
    If you have something other than a a laptop it might help you. The first comment there made me realize why I couldn't find it - I have a MacBook... I'll try out his suggestion the next time I'm running Windows, but have very little hope that it will work as per responses to the comment.
     
  7. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    The boot camp drivers and everything has been installed?
     
  8. marikavs macrumors member

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    screen brightness

    I'm going to assume that question was meant for Sabrina2000, who is the original poster, but yes in my case. I have yet to try the fn+arrow suggestion on my MacBook in BootCamp, though. I had only tried the key combinations "the Mac way" before (fn+F1/F2) and that definitely didn't work for me. I'm amazed Sabrina2000 got that to work at all, but maybe that's because it's on an iMac. I was also surprised to see that Windows implements screen brightness differently depending on whether it's installed on a desktop computer or on a laptop. It *has* been a long time since I had a laptop dedicated to Windows, but I don't remember not being able to find the brightness slider before...
     
  9. Sabrina2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for confirming about shades - I did wonder what it was for

    yes, I did instal bootcamp drivers ( as far as I know!).....and everything else is working fine....except a spell check keyboard issue just discovered this morning which I will mention in a separate thread.

    I did follow the link posted by marikavs but when I get to colour management all it shows is " plug and play monitor" and then the box which shows colour profiles associated with this device is blank, with option to "add".

    that's right - the mac wireless keyboard came with the imac and can work along side the windows keyboard if necessary.
     
  10. Sabrina2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    screen is still way too bright - would be grateful for any suggestions
     
  11. marikavs macrumors member

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    no answer - just an update

    I finally did try the "fn + arrow" suggestion. No joy.
    Contrary to Sabrina 2000's problem my screen isn't bright enough in BootCamp.
     

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