Laptop Screen

  Chas49 18:18 06 Mar 2008

The screeen of my Toshiba laptop is rather dim (like it's owner! 8-) ). Do you know how to brighten this up? I suppose it is set that way by the factory to extend the battery life.

  Expat 1 18:24 06 Mar 2008

Would be a great help to know what make of laptop you have and what operating system you are running.

You would get a better response from someone having and running the same system as yourself.

Expat 1

  Expat 1 18:26 06 Mar 2008

Should have said what Toshiba model you have.

Expat 1

  Chas49 18:44 06 Mar 2008

Thanks for the quick reply Expat 1

Toshiba Satellite 200 running Vista Home

  brundle 18:46 06 Mar 2008

Press Fn and F7 to increase brightness, F6 to decrease. The screen will always be dimmer running on batteries than on mains too.

  Chas49 18:52 06 Mar 2008

Brundle - another thing learned, thanks.

  Expat 1 18:54 06 Mar 2008

Only made the same mistake myself years ago. Did brundle's advice work?

Expat 1

  Chas49 22:04 06 Mar 2008

Expat 1: Yes it certainly did, thanks. But the proof will not be known really until I try it in full daylight. And of course Brundle was correct in saying that the screen is brighter when under mains power.

I foresee it being used outside in the Summer ( which is why I needed the info) but, for now, it's mainly used by connecting it to an LCD screen via it's HDMI connector.

Many thanks to both of you.

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