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  1. #1

    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Screen dims.....

    So I'm watching this interactive video from the BBC and after a short period, the screen dims. Moving the mouse restores it to its former brightness.

    How can I prevent it happening in the first place?

    Cheers M

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    Sep 30, 2008
    If Dims stands for brightness reduction, then the third option box should be left unchecked.
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  3. #3

    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Thanks Santino


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    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Hello again

    I've done the un-ticking thing, but the screen still dims. I'm using an Intel iMac, and the problem is that the screen dims after a period (I have not timed it), but it's a nuisance and the only way is to move the mouse to restore it back to normal....

    Can anyone offer a possible solution, please?


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    Dec 22, 2006
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    That's the place - make sure you've unchecked the right one.

    'Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep.'
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    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Okey Coke...

    I had un-ticked the wrong one. It's my age, y'know....

    Hopefully, it'll now behave itself.

    Thanks again M

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    you can try a free app called caffeine. It stops your screen from dimming while it's enabled.
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