How to control screen brightness in Windows 10

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In Windows 10 it is of great importance that we have good control over the screen and the elements of it. An aspect of vital importance in this case is the brightness of the screen. On more than one occasion we have to adjust the brightness of it, depending on what we are doing or watching or whether it is day or night. We have several ways to control this on the computer.

Not all users know These methods to control screen brightness in Windows 10. But the reality is that they can be very useful. Therefore, we show you all below. So that you can make use of them at some point.

Over time, the company has gone introducing shortcuts to facilitate brightness control screen on your devices. Logically, depending on your computer there may be a different shortcut, especially on the keyboard. But it depends on each model or brand.

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Keyboard shortcuts

On many Windows 10 computers, especially laptops, we have a key that allows us to adjust the screen brightness. It is usually a key from F5 or F6. Although the exact key depends on each specific model. But it is a fairly simple way to be able to regulate the brightness of the screen on the computer. Surely in this key you are going to see an icon of a screen with a sun. If the sun is small, it is to reduce brightness and if it is large, it is to increase brightness.

There are some Microsoft models, of the Surface family, in which a keyboard shortcut has been introduced with which to control the brightness of the screen. Must press the function key (Fn) and then F1 or F2, depending on what we want to do. Since we can increase or decrease the brightness of the screen in Windows 10.

Another fairly simple way, which has been introduced in many notebooks, is to press the FN key and at the same time move the cursors. It is another way to adjust the brightness, which will depend on each manufacturer. Since there are some that have incorporated this type of functions in their devices.

Using settings

If we don't want or can use a keyboard shortcut to adjust the screen brightness, we have other methods. We can go to the Windows 10 configuration to be able to carry this out. Once we have opened the configuration on the computer, we have to click on the system section, which is the first one that appears on the screen. Within it, we look at the left column, where we have to press on the screen.

In this way, the options to configure the screen will appear, among which we have the possibility to adjust the brightness. All we have to do is adjust the brightness to our liking. When we have done it, we can exit the configuration, which will have already been established to our liking.

Another way to achieve this is to go to all the Windows 10 settings. On computers with this operating system, we have an icon in the lower right part of the screen, in the corner. By clicking on it, a box with various settings opens on the screen, which allow us to carry out some quick adjustments. One of them is usually to adjust the brightness of the computer screen. So we simply have to click on it to adjust it to our liking.

These are the ways that Windows 10 offers us to adjust the screen brightness. They are really simple as you can see, and they can be useful to us on more than one occasion. So do not hesitate to make use of them on occasion, as they will facilitate this process of adjusting the brightness of the computer. We hope they have been helpful to you to have more control over this aspect.

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