So my new laptop arrived. Love it. However, when browsing the Forums, I noticed that the screen brightness darkens considerably because the page is darker.
I have gone through hell and high water trying to disable this feature. I've looked through the custom power settings. The advanced power settings. I even went so far as to go into Services and disable the Adaptive Brightness service, to no effect.
If anyone knows of a way to disable this auto-dimming I would greatly appreciate it, because it is as annoying as all hell.
OW & HS Addict
14th August 2008
If I understood you well, you can do it by navigating to: Tray->battery icon->more power options->choose when to turn of the display (to the left of the screen).
Dim the display: Plugged in: never, battery: never.
If I didn't understand what you mean, my apologies.
All I could think of else would be instead of this, going to the "Adjust screen brightness".
Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
If it's what I think it is, you're stuck. What laptop is it?
My old Alienware had something similar. Dynamic contrast adjustment, or something, they called it. Basically exactly what you're describing. Screen dimmed a little on darker things to make the contrast looks "better". Ended up just making the content looks crap.
If you can ignore it, great. Unfortunately I think that's your only option. The screen dimming on mine was panel/control circuitry thing, so I couldn't do anything about it.
I didn't make it!
ATI graphic card? If so, here's something Google spat out:
Link the guy posted leads to his Hotmail SkyDrive, so I guess it doesn't qualify as advertising. :clueless: In any case, give it a try, if you want.
18th November 2004
If it's anything like any laptops I've ever used, you can control brightness manually, usually through a keyboard shortcut.
Ahaha...I figured it out. After turning off the Adaptive Brightness service I just had to restart. Stupid me. :cort:
1st January 2005
No laptop or TV should EVER be made with an auto brightness balancing system that can't be shut off.
Aaaand it came back. >_>
I tried that program you linked to, Tricorder, but his instructions weren't clear. So now my damn screen is all...dimmy, when I'm on FF.
1st January 2005
Did you set the AB service to disabled vs manual?
People say I post too much
1st April 2009
Since it starts automatically when your computer turns off, go to msconfig -> startup, or download CCleaner and do it that way. I'm not sure if msconfig lists everything that opens at startup, but I know for sure that CCleaner has that option.