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In this tutorial, we explain step by step how to increase or decrease the brightness of the screen of a laptop or desktop computer, or, lower the light of the computer screen. Increasing the brightness of the screen is usually used to be able to see things more clearly. However, that also leads to increased energy consumption. For that reason, many opt to reduce the brightness to the screen. Especially to reduce the consumption of battery in the laptop, which reduces considerably the consumption of a battery.

The steps explained below were made in Windows 10. However, they also work for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Steps to reduce or increase the power consumption of a laptop or desktop

Turn to energy options. To do it, go to Start button and type control and click on Control Panel. 

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Then find Power Options and click on it.

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In power options, you will see several power consumption settings plans for the computer. In which you are selected the “Power Saver“, click on “Change plan settings“.

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If you have a laptop you will see two sections. One called “With battery” is to reduce brightness only when the laptop is not receiving power from the outlet and “With AC” is to reduce or increase the brightness only when receiving power from the outlet. In case you have a desktop computer obviously only the second section will appear.

Increase or decrease the brightness of a laptop or desktop screen4At the bottom of each section, there is an option called “Adjust Screen Brightness“. This is the option we are looking for. If you move it on the left the brightness will be reduced to that mode. If you move it to the right the brightness will increase for that mode.

Adjust the brightness of the screen to your preference. Then click the button at the bottom that says “Save Changes” and you’re done.

If for some reason you can not enter power options make sure you are an administrator and you can also try to repair Windows 10. You may also want to download Windows 10 again and do a new installation in case the problem is too serious.

If you have any doubts or inconvenience about how to increase or decrease the brightness of your laptop or desktop screen please leave a comment below.


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