Screen Brightness

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MotherMargo, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. MotherMargo macrumors newbie

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    Running Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro through Boot Camp. How do I adjust screen brightness?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Same way you do in OS X assuming you installed the Boot Camp drivers.

    If you system is set that way, you may need to use the fn key with the brightness keys.

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  3. MotherMargo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where do I do that? My Boot Camp itself is completely up to date if that's what you mean...
     
  4. maj2505 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a little confused by your question, but if the brightness keys on your keyboard don't work, in Windows 7 go to control panel -> appearance and personalization -> display and in the left pane click on "adjust brightness."
     
  5. MotherMargo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I go there the only options on the left are as follows:

    Control Panel Home

    Adjust resolution
    Calibrate color
    Change display settings
    Connect to a projector
    Adjust ClearType text
    Set custom text size (DPI)





    See also
    Personalization
    Devices and Printers
     
  6. Dock Status macrumors regular

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    Screen Shade

    I use Screen Shade (Mac App) it allows you to set the brightness according to your mood and needs from your status bar in milli seconds.




     
  7. MotherMargo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And that works in Windows 7...?
     
  8. maj2505 macrumors newbie

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    That is really strange. "Adjust brightness" should be listed after "adjust resolution." Try this and see if it works: control panel -> system and security -> power options. There should be a brightness scroll at the bottom of the window.
     
  9. MotherMargo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no such bar...ug.
     
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  11. tasty-the-dog macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the exact same issue with my 2011 27" imac. F1 F2 don't work, same options are missing from those menus. Incredibly frustrating.
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    So are you using rEFit or not?

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  13. tasty-the-dog macrumors newbie

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    Nope, never heard of it.
     
  14. SirAce macrumors newbie

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    I have been having the issue of no brighness control when running windows through bootcamp for about 6 months now and have not found any applicable solution online.

    While messing around trying to figure it out yet again I noticed that my monitor driver was signed by team viewer...

    Sure enough clicking the roll driver back button resolved the issue by rolling the driver back to the Microsoft driver...


    So long story short:
    Right click "My Computer" click properties
    Click device manager (lop left of window)
    Expand Monitors section
    Double Click monitor
    Click driver tab

    If the driver here is not signed by Microsot or Apple click the roll back button. My driver version is 6.1.7600.16385 (Driver date 6/21/2006)

    Rolling this back instantly resolved my issue. I will now propagate this post to all the threads I saw regarding this issue.

    I am running windows 7 x64 Ulti on a 15" rMBP.

    Best of luck
     

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