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How to lower the brightness of your Windows 7 PC screen | Productivity

You can control the brightness of your Windows 7 PC screen by using a specific bar for this purpose. However, depending on the computer, the feature may be hidden in the machine settings. If the user wants to decrease the screen brightness, I need to access the system brightness control bar. The following tutorial teaches you how to access functionality, and how to reactivate it if it is hidden on your PC.

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Learn how to set brightness on Windows 7 PC Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftLearn how to set brightness on Windows 7 PC Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

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How to access the glow bar in Windows 7

Step 1. Press the Energy Options icon, located in the lower right corner of the screen, next to the clock;

  You can control the brightness of the computer through the battery power options. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira  You can control the brightness of the computer through the battery power options. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

You can control the brightness of the computer through the battery power options. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. After selecting the icon, choose the "Adjust screen brightness" option;

The screen brightness corresponds to the level of clarity imposed on the same photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle FerreiraThe screen brightness corresponds to the level of clarity imposed on the same photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

The screen brightness corresponds to the level of clarity imposed on the same photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. A power settings window will open. At the bottom of the window is the brightness bar of the screen. Moving it to the left decreases the brightness, to the right it increases;

  You can control the degree of brightness according to the amount of battery you want to save. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira  You can control the degree of brightness according to the amount of battery you want to save. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

You can control the degree of brightness according to the amount of battery you want to save. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

How to display the glow bar

Step 1. Open the Start Menu in the lower left corner of the screen and search for the Search Bar;

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. When selecting Search Bar, type "Device Manager". Then choose by the corresponding option;

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. Search for "Monitors" and press the left arrow of a monitor cone;

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 4. After selecting the arrow, a list appears with the monitors connected to the computer. Check the "Generic PnP Monitor" option;

The generic PnP monitor is the factory-installed monitor on the computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThe generic PnP monitor is the factory-installed monitor on the computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

The generic PnP monitor is the factory-installed monitor on the computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 5. Select the desired monitor and look for the "Ao" tab at the top of the window. Then press the "Properties" option;

Access the properties of your monitor Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle FerreiraAccess the properties of your monitor Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Access the properties of your monitor Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 6. In the window that opens next, go to the "Driver" tab. Then press the "Uninstall" button;

By uninstalling your monitor's factory settings your screen will not be affected. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle FerreiraBy uninstalling your monitor's factory settings your screen will not be affected. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

By uninstalling your monitor's factory settings your screen will not be affected. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 7. Confirm the action in the "Ok" option in the new window that will open;

A confirmation window of uninstallation appears Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle FerreiraA confirmation window of uninstallation appears Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

A confirmation window of uninstallation appears Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 8. At the end of the uninstallation the "Monitors" option disappears from the device list. You need to add it again by pressing the search icon in the top options bar;

The magnifying glass icon updates the list of available devices. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThe magnifying glass icon updates the list of available devices. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

The magnifying glass icon updates the list of available devices. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 9. After updating the list, the monitor option is reinstalled and reappears in the device menu;

Monitor reappears between device list Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraMonitor reappears between device list Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Monitor reappears between device list Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 10. To save the changes, restart your computer by the option in the Windows Start Menu;

To save any changes made on my computer I need to restart it. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraTo save any changes made on my computer I need to restart it. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

To save any changes made on my computer I need to restart it. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 11. Return to tutorial steps 1 and 2, and see if the glow bar is in the Power Settings window. If the bar does not appear, you may need to update the graphics adapter drivers or upgrade your computer to Windows 10.

Note that the screen brightness adjustment bar reappears. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle FerreiraNote that the screen brightness adjustment bar reappears. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

Note that the screen brightness adjustment bar reappears. Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira

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