How to Brighten Your Computer Screen on a Dell Inspiron

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How to Brighten Your Computer Screen on a Dell Inspiron
Adjust the birghtness of your Dell Inspiron computer with a few key strokes. (wide screen laptop computer image by Flashon Studio from Fotolia.com)

The Dell Inspiron is a product line of laptops and entry-level desktop computers. The screen brightness is a feature that may be adjusted depending on your needs. If you are in a poorly lit area, you may wish to increase the brightness of your screen. If you are in a brightly lit area, you may wish to decrease the brightness of your computer. The brightness may be adjusted with the push of a few keys on your keyboard.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "Function (FN)" key. The "Function" key is located near the "Alt" and "CTRL" keys.

  2. 2

    Press the "Brightness" key while still holding down the "Function" key. The brightness keys are often the "Up" and "Down" arrow keys or "F6" or "F7" keys. The brightness keys often feature a sun or light bulb icon.

  3. 3

    Press the "Down" arrow or "F6" key to decrease the brightness (make the computer screen appear more dim). Press the "Up" arrow or "F7" key to increase the brightness of your computer screen.

Tips and warnings

  • Your computer screen may appear dim and dark if you are running on the internal battery and the charge is low. Attach an AC power adaptor to your computer and plug into a wall outlet to increase the brightness of your screen.

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