Best 4 Ways To Adjust Screen Brightness In Windows 10

Most of us spend hours in front of a computer every day. Having the correct screen brightness is one of the best ways to avoid eye strain while working on a PC or any other device that has a screen.

On compatible PCs, Windows 10 automatically adjusts the screen brightness, but most users disable automatic or adaptive screen brightness to manually adjust the brightness level.

Fortunately, Windows 10 offers a couple of easy ways to quickly adjust screen brightness, unlike previous versions of Windows.

In Windows 10, in addition to the hot keys, you can also use the Settings application and the Activity Center to adjust the screen brightness.

Note that the following methods may not work on a desktop PC connected to an external monitor. If you are on a desktop computer, use the physical buttons on the monitor to adjust the brightness.

Method 1 of 4

Adjust screen brightness with hot keys

Almost all laptops come with dedicated keys to quickly adjust the screen brightness. For example, on my ThinkPad laptop, Fn + F5 / F6 can be used to adjust the screen brightness.

Take a look at your keyboard to see the brightness symbol on the function keys.

And if the hot keys don’t work, make sure the screen and keyboard drivers are installed.

Method 2 of 4

Use the Activity Center to show the brightness in Windows 10

Step 1: Click on the Action Center icon in the taskbar to reveal the Activity Center panel.

Step 2: Click on the glitter tile to increase / decrease the brightness of the screen. If you cannot see the brightness mosaic, click Expand button.

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When you click on the brightness tile once, the brightness will go to the next level. For example, if you click on the tile when the brightness is 25{a915fdea6292121920dc68d633740bd93925b955757237b4fe876b26d2a27297}, the brightness will increase to 50{a915fdea6292121920dc68d633740bd93925b955757237b4fe876b26d2a27297}. Once the brightness reaches 100{a915fdea6292121920dc68d633740bd93925b955757237b4fe876b26d2a27297}, click on the tile again to start from 0{a915fdea6292121920dc68d633740bd93925b955757237b4fe876b26d2a27297}.

Method 3 of 4

Use the settings to adjust the screen brightness in Windows 10

This is the better way to adjust the correct screen brightness, as you can increase or decrease the brightness one percent at a time.

Step 1: Open Configurations by clicking on its icon on the left side of the Start menu.

Step 2: On the Settings home page, click System.

Step 3: Now you should see Adjust brightness level option with a slider to adjust the screen brightness. If you cannot see the option, click on Display (Settings> System> Display).

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Note that the brightness level adjuster may not appear if you are trying to adjust the screen brightness of a monitor connected to your PC.

Method 4 of 4

Use the Control Panel to adjust the brightness in Windows 10

This is the classic way to manually adjust the screen brightness in Windows 10.

Step 1: The right button of the mouse on the battery icon in the system tray of the taskbar and then click Adjust screen brightness option to open the Power Options window.

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Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, you should see Brightness of the screen option with a slider. Move the slider to the left of the screen to reduce the brightness of the screen and to the right to increase the brightness.

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Let us know if there are additional ways to adjust the screen brightness in Windows 10.

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