Windows 10: Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons

Discus and support Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My laptop comes up every time with the screen brightness WAY too low for my eyes. I can go to Settings and change it, but the Apply and Cancel buttons... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Severian, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Severian Win User

    Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons


    My laptop comes up every time with the screen brightness WAY too low for my eyes. I can go to Settings and change it, but the Apply and Cancel buttons are grayed out. Every time I restart, or even when the PC goes into sleep mode, it's right back to the too dark screen.

    I've driven myself nuts looking everywhere I could think of for a way to enable that Apply button and - nada. Can someone help me out here?

    :)
     
    Severian, Mar 7, 2016
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    Did you open Start > Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings

    Toggle on Sync settings

    Or is that grayed out?
     
    Andre Da Costa, Mar 7, 2016
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    I think because of the trial version. you need to try with the full version of it
     
    crazyalkoliker, Mar 7, 2016
    #3
  4. philc43 Win User

    Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons

    Hello and welcome to TenForums *Smile

    I think you need to go via the control panel and select the change settings for your power plan. This will give you the option to save the new settings for brightness.


    Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons [​IMG]
     
    philc43, Mar 7, 2016
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  5. Severian Win User
    Thanks for the reply, Phil. Unfortunately, that doesn't help either. It still goes back to the dark screen every time I restart, or the computer goes into Sleep mode.

    Does anybody have an idea of how to activate that grayed out Apply button in Start Menu -> Settings?
     
    Severian, Mar 8, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    Go back to that settings you had before > change Orientation to Portrait > your Apply and Cancel buttons are now active > change right back to Landscape.

    Try to adjust the brightness and click Apply.

    Does the change of brightness stick or does it go back to the same problem ?
     
    davidhk, Mar 8, 2016
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  7. Severian Win User
    Ha! What a kludge! But I'll be darned if it doesn't work! What kind of goofy piece of UI design is that?

    Whether or not it sticks now remains to be seen. I'll let you know the next time I restart or or drift away from the computer long enough for it to sleep. Right now, I have my usual zillion windows/tabs open (+/- 10%) at the same time.

    Thanks again!
     
    Severian, Mar 8, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    Start Menu -> Settings -> Grayed Out Buttons

    You are welcome.
    Do post back whether it works or not.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Mar 8, 2016
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  9. Severian Win User
    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Sadly, this doesn't fix the problem. It still goes back to the dark screen every time I restart or the computer sleeps.

    This really seems like it ought to be simple. I should be able to decide the brightness level of my own computer screen. Apparently, Microsoft disagrees. They believe they know best, and my screen brightness should be whatever they decide.
     
    Severian, Mar 12, 2016
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  10. davidhk Win User
    Sorry.
    I am out of ideas.
     
    davidhk, Apr 4, 2018
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