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How to adjust brightness in Windows

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I'm looking for a way to change brightness to my 2 displays on a DESKTOP not a laptop. I had rainmeter installed and it had a brightness slider and it worked but it was kinda trash. Is there a program or way to do this in windows?

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3 minutes ago, Joshcanread said:

I'm looking for a way to change brightness to my 2 displays on a DESKTOP not a laptop. I had rainmeter installed and it had a brightness slider and it worked but it was kinda trash. Is there a program or way to do this in windows?

Use the brightness controls on your monitors. As far as I know, this is only a thing for mobile devices and maybe all in ones. Your computer cannot directly control the brightness settings on your (external) monitor. 


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Looks like Settings -> System -> Display.

In there is a brightness slider.

 

Also from the notification box on the desktop. There can be one configured in there for faster access.


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1 hour ago, Windows7ge said:

Looks like Settings -> System -> Display.

In there is a brightness slider.

 

Also from the notification box on the desktop. There can be one configured in there for faster access.

That's for laptops yes, but nothing can be done on a desktop.


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I am working on a program that does this. As well as changing monitor(s) inputs from your keyboard. I am also looking into turning on/off select monitors based on profile config (example: Console profile turn off monitor 2, turn it back on when switching to PC).

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You're still not going to be able to change backlight level on a desktop monitor though.


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1 minute ago, Kilrah said:

You're still not going to be able to change backlight level on a desktop monitor though.

Yes, I also found this in my research when I was looking for the same thing. There is no option for desktop, but you can adjust in the laptops easily.

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4 minutes ago, GoodBytes said:

I am working on a program that does this. As well as changing monitor(s) inputs from your keyboard. I am also looking into turning on/off select monitors based on profile config (example: Console profile turn off monitor 2, turn it back on when switching to PC).

Please let me know here whenever it will be ready to go.

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Omg, again? Guys, please! ScreenBright can do that. And probably few more programs that uses DDC/CI protocol. Without any problem! Even using analog d-sub! It control monitor settings and change them! SoftMCCS can do even more and change all your monitor settings (but I don't recommend it to someone who has no experience). So download ScreenBright and that's it!

 

@BlueChinchillaEatingDorito, @Kilrah - is always good to check facts before you start answering like "it's impossible".

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12 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Omg, again? Guys, please! ScreenBright can do that. And probably few more programs that uses DDC/CI protocol. Without any problem! Even using analog d-sub! It control monitor settings and change them! SoftMCCS can do even more and change all your monitor settings (but I don't recommend it to someone who has no experience). So download ScreenBright and that's it!

 

@BlueChinchillaEatingDorito, @Kilrah - is always good to check facts before you start answering like "it's impossible".

Good one!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us here.

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56 minutes ago, Nishant Kumar said:

Good one!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us here.

...third or fourth time probably. :)

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