How to Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 10, 2014

The display can use more power than any other part of a PC. Reducing the display brightness level can help extend your battery life before needing to recharge. Besides, in different cases, we may be sued to various brightness levels. For example, we don’t want it that bright when we are watching movies. In the following post, we’ll show out a few methods to adjust the brightness of the display screen in Windows 8 & 8.1.
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To Adjust Screen Brightness in Settings Charms

To Adjust Screen Brightness through Power Options

To Adjust Screen Brightness through Power Plan Settings

To Adjust Screen Brightness through Keyboard Hotkeys

To Adjust Screen Brightness in Settings Charms

Step one- Hit Windows key and C to open the charms bar, then click Settings.
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Step two- Click on the brightness icon and move the slider up (brighter) and down (dimmer) to adjust the screen brightness to what percentage level you like.
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To Adjust Screen Brightness through Power Options

Step one- Click the power icon in the low right corner, and select Adjust screen brightness.
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Step two- In the pop-up Power Options window, move the Screen brightness slider right (brighter) and left (dimmer) to adjust the screen brightness to what level you like.

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To Adjust Screen Brightness through Power Plan Settings

Step one- Open Charms bar, then click Settings.

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Step two- Select Control Panel.

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Step three- Click on Power Options.

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Step four- Click Change plan settings.

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Step five- If you have a battery in your PC, you can adjust the brightness directly in the Edit Plan Settings window.

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Or, if you do not have a battery in the PC, click Change advanced power settings. Then click on Change settings that are currently unavailable and make changes to suit your needs.

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Step six- Click OK and Save Changes to save changes. Your display screen brightness will become what percentage level you want.

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To Adjust Screen Brightness through Keyboard Hotkeys

Step one- Find out Fn key on the keyboard. Fn key which stands for function is usually on the keyboard, especially on laptops.

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Step two- Find out Brightness adjust keys on the keyboard.

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Step three- Press Fn and Up or down Brightness adjust key at a time to make the screen brighter or dimmer.

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With the above four different ways, it’ll become much easy and fast to adjust your screen brightness. Different people have different computing habits. Just choose your own one. If you encounter any question, please leave a comment.




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