I am not an employee of Intel and so are not in a position to affect their drivers. I did though find a guide that suggested the following process for fixing the brightness function key:
1. Go to Device Manager > Monitors > Generic PnP Monitor
2. Right-click on.'Generic Pnp Monitor. If the menu says 'Enable' - meaning that this monitor setting, and thus the brightness function key, is disabled - then click on Enable.
I have exactly same issue with Asus UX501VW, with Intel HD Graphics 530.
The issue still exist in latest 18.104.22.16882 driver.
Brightness can be changed in Mobility Center, or in display settings, so it's not about inability to change brightness at all.
It's just Fn+F5/F6 doesn't work, like reassigned to something else, or completely ignored.
"Solutions" like 'reinstall ATK' or 'Enable Generic PnP Monitor' won't help.
There is a newer version of ATK you can try: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/ATKPackage/ATKPackage_Win10_64_VER100057.rar
uninstall old version
ignore error message from USB charger
install new version
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On my laptop the Fn + Brightness Up/Down keys (F9 & F8 respectively) do not change the screen brightness. The brightness can be changed in Windows settings apps or in the charms bar.
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Brand and Model of the system.
Clevo P950HP6, i7 7700HQ
Hybrid or switchable graphics system?
ie Does it have AMD or NV graphics too?
It has switchable graphics: Intel HD 630 + Nvidia GTX 1060 (with Optimus)
Make and model of any Displays that are used to see the issue (see note2 below).
LFP = Local Flat Panel (Laptop panel)
EFP = External Flat Panel (Monitor you plug in)
How much memory [RAM] in the system (see note2 below).
8GB DDR4 2133 MHz single channel
Provide any other hardware needed to replicate the issue.
ie: Cables&brand, cable type [vga, hdmi, DP, etc], dock, dongles/adapters, etc
Hardware Stepping (see note1 below).
Operating System version (see note2 below).
Windows 10 Pro, version 1709, OS Build 16299.334
VBIOS (video BIOS) version. This can be found in “information page” of CUI (right click on Desktop and select “Graphics Properties”.
for GTX 1060:
Graphics Driver version; for both integrated Intel and 3rd party vendors (see note2 below).
Intel HD 630: 22.214.171.12473
SW or Apps version used to replicate the issue.
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)
Single display, clone, or extended (see note2 below).
Display resolution & refresh rate setting of each display (see note2 below).
1920 x 1080, 120Hz
AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?
Both AC and DC (plugged in and battery)
How to reproduce
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- Rebooted into safe mode and used DDU to uninstall the Intel HD graphics driver 126.96.36.19973 and rebooted
- I then installed Intel HD driver 188.8.131.5249 and rebooted
- The Fn + Brightness keys now work
- Windows Update installs the new Intel Graphics driver 184.108.40.20673 and, upon reboot, the Brightness keys stop working
The system BIOS on my laptop is 1.05.08. Please fix this issue as quickly as possible.
More information about laptop model: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceXS-15/
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New driver 220.127.116.1118 from Microsoft available that everyone can try:
Install driver via have disk method as described at:
(ignore prolog about MS surface, treat CAB like ZIP)
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Thank you for your response and I understand that you are currently experiencing issues with the "FN" brightness of your system.
First, I would like to start by letting you know that the FN or function key is added by the different system manufacturers and not by Intel ®. If this was a graphics problem then the solution would be to use the latest graphics driver from the system manufacturer.
Now, I say to use their driver because we supply generic versions of graphics drivers for general purposes. Computer manufacturers can change the features, incorporate customization, or make other changes to the graphics driver software or software packaging. To avoid potential installation incompatibilities, we recommend that you first check with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software provided.
I found the following support site with drivers:
* Please be aware that the content on that site is not controlled by Intel*. This information is offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel* for the merchants or services offered there. *
Please try that driver and then let us know if the problem persists, however, as mentioned, the FN key is added by the OEM so in this case I would also recommend to get in contact with Asus*.
Yes, we understand that exact Fn+xxx is assigned by manufactures, and Intel has nothing to do with the keys.
But we had it working earlier, even if updated with generic driver.
Something has changed significantly starting somewhere around 18.104.22.168xx.
Rolling back to "Intel generic" 22.214.171.12477 driver restores functionality, even if it's not from manufacturer's site, which has even older driver from 2016.
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Thank you for your patience,
I would like you to try the latest driver that has been released for the Intel ® HD Graphics 530 and also the Intel ® HD Graphics 520. Remember, this is a generic driver so I cannot guarantee that it will fix the problem with the function key.