How to adjust screen brightness on Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility as a laptop, powerful tablet, detachable touchscreen, and a portable studio. Most laptops are designed with built-in keystrokes for controlling various laptop functions such as volume up or down, brightness adjustment, controlling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, and media controls.

If you are new to the Microsoft Surface devices or Windows ecosystem, you probably can’t figure out how to control the device’s behavior including the adjusting screen brightness that implemented differently from manufacturers. In this tutorial, we will show you 3 easy ways to change screen brightness on Surface Book with or without a keyboard base attached.

Note The following methods will apply to Surface Book lineup including Surface Book (1st Gen), Surface Book 2, and Surface Book 3.


Those are the top 3 easy and quick ways to adjust or change screen brightness on Microsoft Surface Book lineup. However, Surface and Windows 10 have many more advanced methods to control screen brightness, color, and behavior for Surface Book. Hope we can cover those topics in our future posts.