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Recently Updated To 8.1, Cannot Change Brightness

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    Windows 8.1

    Recently Updated To 8.1, Cannot Change Brightness


    Hi, I recently updated to 8.1 and I can't change the brightness, I have tried a lot of things. All my drivers are working fine. Playing games with this brightness setting is pretty hard. Any help with this?

    Lenovo IdeaPad N585
    Display Adapter is AMD Radeon HD 7310

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jellosity, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are the settings grayed out, or they just don't get applied?

    Does the game have it's own brightness settings that you could adjust?

    If you haven't already, see if one of the options below may be able to allow you to adjust your display brightness.

    Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for responding so quickly, the settings are just not applied and I don't think that the game has it's own brightness settings but there probably is a chance it does. Not all the games I play have brightness settings though.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Check to see if you may have adaptive brightness enabled. If so, then disable it to see if that may help.

    Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    I have it off and it does not help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Just as a test, how does the brightness settings work while signed in to a new user account?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    It's brighter on the new account I just made than it is here.
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you able to adjust brightness to how you like in the new account?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    No I am not.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


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