How to Make a Computer Screen Brighter

What good is having an operating system that boasts vivid color if your computer screen is dull? If you use your computer as an entertainment console for gaming or watching movies, you'll want to adjust the settings for optimal viewing. Adjusting the brightness isn't difficult; you can adjust the brightness on your screen via a button on your computer monitor, or through your computer's operating system.

How to Make the Computer Screen Brighter Using the Monitor

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button on the monitor.

Step 2

Use the "Volume" buttons to scroll to the "Brightness" menu.

Step 3

Press the "Menu" button again to select the "Brightness" menu.

Step 4

To brighten the computer screen, press the button to increase the volume, which moves the brightness scale to the right.

Step 5

Press the "Menu" button twice to exit. Check your computer screen's brightness.

How to Make a Computer Screen Brighter Using Windows XP

Step 1

Right-click on the desktop. Click "Properties" on the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click the "Settings" tab.

Step 3

Click on "Advanced."

Step 4

Click on "Intel[R] Extreme Graphics."

Step 5

Click on "Graphics Properties..."

Step 6

Click on the "Color" tab.

Step 7

Slide the "Brightness" scale to the right to make your screen brighter.

Step 8

Click on "Apply" and "OK" to make the changes.

How to Make a Computer Screen Brighter Using Windows Vista

Step 1

Right-click on the desktop. On the drop-down menu, click "Personalize."

Step 2

Click on "Window Color and Appearance."

Step 3

Click on "Show Color Mixer."

Step 4

Slide the "Brightness" scale to the right to make your screen brighter.

Step 5

Click on "OK" to make the adjustments.