Windows 8, iMac (Mid 2011): Keyboard screen brightness controls do not work


When using Boot Camp 5 and Windows 8 on a iMac (Mid 2011), keyboard screen brightness controls (F1 and F2) might not change the screen brightness.


Instead, use the Settings Charm to control the screen brightness in Windows 8:

  1. Position the cursor in the upper-right or lower-right hand corner of the screen.
  2. When the Charms appear, click Settings.
  3. A brightness icon appears in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.  Use it to control the screen's brightness.
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Last Modified: Mar 14, 2013
  • Last Modified: Mar 14, 2013
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