How to Add or Remove "Display brightness" from Power Options in Windows


If you have a laptop or tablet, you might need to occasionally change the screen brightness. For example, if you want to use your laptop outdoors on a sunny day, you might need a brighter screen to see the display clearly. Or, if you're in a dark room, you might want to make the screen less bright.

A brighter display uses more power, which reduces battery life.

The Display brightness setting in Power Options let's users specify the default display brightness level. This setting applies only to portable computers that support Windows control of the brightness level of an integrated display device.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Display brightness setting under Display in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.

This will not affect users from being able to change the display brightness using other methods.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Display brightness" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Display brightness" in Power Options using REG file


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Add or Remove Display brightness from Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove Display brightness from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Display brightness" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add or Remove Display brightness from Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove Display brightness from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Display brightness" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Display brightness" to Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Display_brightness_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Display brightness" from Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Display_brightness_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn