My monitor (flat screen) is brighter than the sun and is causing me many a headache. I did not buy said monitor new and have no idea how to adjust the brightness setting. There must be a generic way of setting brightness but I can't find it on control panel. My old monitors used to have an adjustment dial on the monitor. Has this gone on the bye and bye? Any help would be much appreciated.
Right click Desktop and select Properties then click Settings tab and click on Advanced button. Click the tab labelled with your graphics driver and you should find options there to adjust the display. This works on Win98 anyway.
Your monitor should have several buttons on the front or side that will allow you to do this. One of them will be the Menu button, press that to bring up a display on the screen and cycle through the graphics until you see the contrast/brightness setting, adjust from there.
If you still need help please post back with the make/model of monitor and someone will advise further.