Surface Pro 3 – Quick Tip – Adjust Screen Brightness Using the Keyboard


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The Type cover for the Surface Pro 3 lacks the typical laptop buttons for adjusting the brightness of the screen.

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover Keyboard

Screen brightness can be adjusted using the keyboard as follows.

Increase brightness:

  • Fn + Del

Decrease brightness:

  • Fn + Backspace

Of course on Windows 8 you can always adjust the brightness from the Charms Bar by tapping or clicking Settings and then Screen too.

 

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17 thoughts on “Surface Pro 3 – Quick Tip – Adjust Screen Brightness Using the Keyboard

  1. Thanks for this tip. I figured the “brightness” buttons (with F1 and F2) would actually be brightness, but nope. That wasn’t the case. These are for the keyboard. I’d rather be able to control the screen easily, so this tip is helpful.

    Thanks.

  2. Holy cow, I can’t believe that I have to find these very useful shortcuts on your blog instead of through all the other options that Microsoft has available. Sad, really.

    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for all the tips. For examples for screen shots, only your method works. I read other tips and nothing worked. The tip is to press fn, win, space in sequence because if you do simalteniously it won’t work.
    Thanks a million

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