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How to adjust brightness on laptop screen.

by Big Steve / May 8, 2007 1:59 PM PDT

I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 notebook which until recently had a very bright screen. I uninstalled some AV software a few nights ago then installed a free version of AVG. The computer since that time has starting shutting itself down but what concerns me right now is the monitor screen is not nearly as bright as it was prior to making changes in the AV software on this PC which may or may not be a related cause. Where would I go to check what the brightness settings are now on this laptop's monitor since it seems to me the screen is not as bright as it was a few nights ago?

Big Steve

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Re: How to adjust brightness on laptop screen.
by Big Steve / May 8, 2007 4:41 PM PDT

I found the area to go to and adjust the monitor's brightness. I went to Dell QuickSet, hit the "Fn" key and scrolled up or down on keys located on the right side of the keyboard located right below the shift key. Got the monitor's screen brightness back up to where it needed to be which is much easier on my eyes.

Big Steve

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thanks for the tip
by Big Linda / July 14, 2007 12:42 PM PDT

thanks Dude! It's great that once posted the solution to your problem. I just used your solution to fix my brightness problem on my Dell 620. easy! neat!

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Re: thanks for the tip
by Big Steve / July 14, 2007 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks for the tip

Glad that I could be of assistance.

Big Steve

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thanks dear
by naweedjaved / November 15, 2010 2:35 AM PST
In reply to: Re: thanks for the tip

your tip was of great help and resolved the problem.thanks

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by naweedjaved / November 15, 2010 2:37 AM PST

great tip.thks

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lack of screen brightness - please help
by clifftofel1 / February 15, 2011 11:09 PM PST

I have a dell inspirion 1501. Can find the quickset u referenced above. My screen is barely visible. Please send way to find quick set or another solution.
Thank you

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I wonder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2011 11:14 PM PST

I wonder if you could or could not find quickset.

If you need to go get it, it's at

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Easy Way to adjust brightness
by ao266 / October 7, 2011 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: I wonder.
Function + the arrow keys
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