Laptop screen brightness uncontrollable/ IE won't open new windows

By LouB
Feb 7, 2007
  1. Hello

    I have a new Toshiba laptop and everytime I reboot the brightness goes to the highest setting

    I turn it down using Fn+F6 but then when I restart it goes back to full brightness.

    Is there somewhere else I can change this setting?

    Also, I've noticed that while I'm browsing and opening new tabs or instances of IE... there comes a point where I can't launch a new window or tab. Clicking on a link does nothing. Right clicking on a link does nothing. Ctrl+N does nothing.

    Is this IE 7 specific or a machine issue?

  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi Lou

    I have a dell laptop, and i can set the brightness in the BIOS.

    As for the IE problem, cant help you there, I tried IE7 and didnt like it, so rolled back to whatever comes with XP as standard.

  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,474   +126

    Toshiba should have some sort of Video Drivers where you can adjust the LCD panel under:

    Control Panel
    Display.. Use the keyboard keys (FN) is just temp solution..
    GAMMA is the best way to adjust the brightness should be .55 for LCD screen panels.
  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    For some laptop, in BIOS there is an option called power-management. If you're using batteries the brightness would go for 60% while if you're using AC it will be 100%. Mind if you take a look at your BIOS?:)
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