Solved Adjust Brightness on my Samsung ATIV One AIO Desktop

Samsung - ativ one 5 21.5" touch-screen...
February 1, 2015 at 22:53:03
Specs: Windows 8, 1GB (1 Card)
Hello everyone. So recently during the holidays, I decided I would buy myself a computer to help me with the business I'm starting. Because I'm pretty occupied during the day, it is best that I do my work at night. This evening I decided to start on a project when I realized that the screen was waaaaay too bright. When I typed in the search box. brightness, the adjust screen brightness tab read Unavailable. I soon came across statements that claim a version of Windows 8 does not allow for desktops to adjust screen brightness, only tablets and notebooks.

Not letting that stop me, I looked about to see if there was anything I could do to fix this issue. I use the " Go to Device manger and change the Display Adapters, which is now Microsoft Basic Display Adapter", that didn't fix anything. I even downloaded three different screen brightness programs; Flux, Adjust Laptop Brightness 2.0 and Dark Adapted. All three did NOTHING!

Is there anyone out there that can provide a solution for me please? Because the screen is so bright, I can't get any work done at night because I start experiencing migraines within minutes and have to get off. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.


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February 2, 2015 at 14:31:40
I wonder if this from Chapter 3 might have possibilities:

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You can switch the picture mode to your preferred viewing
pleasure, such as optimizing the display for movies or electronic
books.
On the desktop, right-click an empty area and click All apps >
Settings > Display > Picture Tones.
•• Standard: Standard picture mode.
•• Movie: Switch to this mode when the ambient lighting is dark
or when watching movies.
•• Low-contrast scene: This will make a darker scene brighter for
distinction.
•• Sharp: This will make the picture clear and sharp.
•• Read: Suitable for reading electronic books.
•• No effect: This is the default picture mode.
========================================

I know it sounds odd but maybe "Movie mode" might help.

I also notice that early on in the manual it shows the operator at a fair angle above the screen. This is also likely to have a dimming effect.

All seems a tad odd when all it needs is a simple brightness control but perhaps "that's progress". Humans are not digital LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
February 1, 2015 at 23:11:18
"Microsoft Basic Display Adapter"

There's the clue right there. It shows that the third-party manufacturer's display driver hasn't yet been installed. The basic Microsoft display driver doesn't allow such adjustments, it simply allows your monitor to show a picture so that you can see what you're doing to install the correct display driver.

So you need to install the specific third-party display driver for your particular PC model. Samsung has the drivers on it's website or there may be a driver disc supplied with your PC.

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#2
February 2, 2015 at 06:54:14
I see. I've only downloaded drivers a handful of times so I'm a bit iffy on which one to install. I will post my results and updates on here.

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#3
February 2, 2015 at 08:02:24
Make sure you get the driver from Samsung. Avoid those driver websites that litter the internet as they can often cause issues.

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#4
February 2, 2015 at 11:36:15
My computer came with a program named SW Update so I assume Samsung's main drivers are on there. The program shows which drivers you already have and which ones need to be updated. The only display one available is the Display Color Profile, which is already installed. I attempted to install Windows 8.1 common patches, figuring that might be correlated to the issue, but the installation failed because for whatever reason, my computer could not connect to the server. Also, when I went directly to the source to download drivers, Samsung.com, they simply tell me to download SW Update and download my drivers that way. And on top of that my computer does not have a disk drive. So currently, I'm at a loss.

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#5
February 2, 2015 at 11:41:39
Maybe there is something here that would help you, although it is very general:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...

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#6
February 2, 2015 at 12:05:45
I just looked into it, my adaptive brightness is already on according to my advanced power options.

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#7
February 2, 2015 at 12:24:53
Are there any controls (buttons) on the monitor itself? Although this link is for Win 7 the same principle applies:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

What is the make and model number of your monitor?

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#8
February 2, 2015 at 12:35:33
I keep reading statements like this...

"That's for laptops and other portable computers. Use the controls on your monitor to adjust brightness and other settings."

But I see no way of doing so on my All-In-One. The only options I see are the power button and Volume.

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#9
February 2, 2015 at 12:42:36
Well I'm I'm not too familiar with these All-in-One's but see this:
http://uk.pcmag.com/samsung-ativ-on...

About one third of the way down it says "Touch-sensitive soft keys silkscreened on the front of the system control all onscreen functions like brightness...". Does this mean anything to you?

EDIT:
This is not quite your variant but brightness is mentioned about half way down the page (Ergonomic Keyboard heading):
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Style...

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#10
February 2, 2015 at 14:19:45
The All-In-One I have , "Samsung ATIV One 5 Style 515A2G-K02US" is the exact one shown on the amazon link you showed.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

But none of the buttons seem to do anything in regards to brightness. I'm about to download the manual and see if it mentions anything.


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#11
February 2, 2015 at 14:31:40
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I wonder if this from Chapter 3 might have possibilities:

========================================
You can switch the picture mode to your preferred viewing
pleasure, such as optimizing the display for movies or electronic
books.
On the desktop, right-click an empty area and click All apps >
Settings > Display > Picture Tones.
•• Standard: Standard picture mode.
•• Movie: Switch to this mode when the ambient lighting is dark
or when watching movies.
•• Low-contrast scene: This will make a darker scene brighter for
distinction.
•• Sharp: This will make the picture clear and sharp.
•• Read: Suitable for reading electronic books.
•• No effect: This is the default picture mode.
========================================

I know it sounds odd but maybe "Movie mode" might help.

I also notice that early on in the manual it shows the operator at a fair angle above the screen. This is also likely to have a dimming effect.

All seems a tad odd when all it needs is a simple brightness control but perhaps "that's progress". Humans are not digital LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#12
February 2, 2015 at 15:03:31
My goodness, Derek. I was just coming back to tell you that I found a way to alter the brightness and you are absolutely right!! It was under Start Menu > Settings > Display only instead of going to Picture Tone I found an even better option, Screen Brightness! So I guess we were looking at the same possibility there, I was thinking Movie Mode would probably be effective too.lol. Thank you so much for your help!!! I wish I could send you a pie or something, the brightness was getting unbearable.

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#13
February 2, 2015 at 15:13:01
It's good to hear you got it sorted - they kinda keep it hidden.
Thanks for taking the trouble to pop back with the update.

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#14
February 2, 2015 at 15:30:09
Of course. Thank you once again. Have a nice day! Im sure I'll be back...

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