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Screen brightness dulls after sitting a few seconds.....settings to change this?


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My screen dulls after sitting for a few seconds. I want to change the setting on this to stay bright longer when just idling. Don't know where to go to do this. Thanks in advanced.


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Sounds like a ambient light sensor is lowering the brightness because the room is dark though. My iPhone does that. What device are you using that's doing it?

If its a MacBook Pro or similar, open up system preferences then click on displays. Uncheck the "Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes" option and that should be you.

If its a iPhone/iPod Touch, open settings, touch brightness and then turn off Auto-Brightness and set the brightness via the slider.

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It just dims until I touch the track pad again. Thanks Marty. I will try that.
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Open System Preferences, Energy Saver and click on the Options Tab. Be sure there is no check mark by "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before Sleep."
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Thanks guys
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