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MacBook - Screen Darkens - not sleep - after 30 seconds

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If I'm not using the mouse or keyboard, my screen darkens about 20 percent after about 30 seconds, kind of like a pre-sleep. If I'm talking to somebody about what's on my screen, or just reading something, it's really annoying. I have to move the cursor for it to go back to normal. I have looked everywhere in prfereneces to try and change this, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. thx
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Try preferences / Energy Saver / Options. There is a setting there called "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep". Uncheck that - should work.

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ok, cool, thx
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