Dimming computer screen

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    I noticed on Mac's that the screens on their laptops seem to dim after about 30 seconds of idle time when on battery power. Can you enable a windows machine to do this?
     
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    notebooks should do this automatically.... mine always have
     
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    Well my screen turns off automatically. I want it to be on at full brightness and dim to about half or 1/4 after 30 seconds to a minute.

    Your does that?
     
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    check your bios and power saving settings
     
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    I checked the power saving setting that are located by the screen saver settings. How do I check the bios? Restart and press F2? or F(whatever)
     
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    On my dell you can dim the screen by holding the "Fn" button and pushing the up and down arrows. It's similar on other dells I've seen as well.
     
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    Yeah I can do that. I want it to dim automatically when the computer is idle and when I start to use it again to go back to full brightness. Like a mac.
     
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    ... Why? And you should never run your laptop on full brightness.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure what the point is - if you're saving battery, turn the screen off. I really don't think dimming the screen saves much power - I've tried fiddling with the settings before and I found the best power saving techniques are turning off the screen altogether and stand-by mode.
     
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    It's one of those ... "I want a ford, but I want it to look like my old chevy"... Buy a fucking chevy ya know.
     
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    Why should I never run my laptop on full brightness?
     
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    From my experience, the backlight seems to burn out faster.
     

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