Making a monitor brighter

  palinka 18:45 29 Apr 2004

I think I rememeber a reference in PC Advisor Helpline to something on a cover disk that would make the monitor brighter. My laptop monitor would be easier to use if it were brighter, so I would like to try such a program....but I can't find it.Does anyone remember this? During the last 6 months is the closest I can get to the date on which I read about it.

  farmboy 19:03 29 Apr 2004

i have a laptop, and it has a fn key next to ctrl, when i press and hold it and press f6 or f7, i can lower or raise the brightness. what laptop have you got?

  palinka 19:12 29 Apr 2004

It's an ACer aspire 1310; 12 months old.
Thanks for your suggestion, farmboy, I've tried it but it seems to have no effect.

  farmboy 22:10 29 Apr 2004

click start, help, and type in monitor settings, and have a look there. I should imagine you should be able to adjust the brightness without downloading anything.

What graphics card do you have installed?
If you have a Geforce card then you should be able to go into the monitor settings and change them. My TFT monitor was too bright and reduced it by this method.

  palinka 08:27 30 Apr 2004

Thank you both; I've solved it! On my laptop it's hold down Fn aand press F2 to brighten or F1 to darken. It was farmboy who gave me the clue.

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