screen goes dim.

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    I know there is some kind of option that you can have your screen go dim before screen saver.

    I must have it enabled b/c it does it, and it is super annoying.

    Any idea where I can change the setting?


    I thought there was a slider bar or something where you could adjust how long to wait before it comes on...
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure it's supposed to be in System Prefrences -> Energy Saver. Oddly enough, I don't seem to have it on my Mac Pro. :confused:
     
  3. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yah I wonder what is going on...

    Is this an option apple took out with an update?

    I have my screen saver set to 15 mins and my screen dims after three minutes...

    This bugs the heck out of me!


    There is the checkbox in power... but:

    1. it is not checked.
    2. I think that is something different.

    [​IMG]

    Edit: I know there used to be a slider where you could adjust how long the computer had to be idle before the screen dimmed.
     
  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Products affected

    Intel-based Mac with built-in display (MacBook, MacBook Pro)

    I have an iMac


    Also I recall there being a slider where I could adjust ow long before the screen dims.

    I remember me setting the dimmer after the screen saver and it would say are you sure you want to do this....

    What the heck is going on.. I need to give Apple a call.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    And that isn't an "Intel-based Mac with built-in display"? ;)
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    All you have to do is click on the "Sleep" tab in System Preferences/Energy Saver.

    Here's a screenshot:
     

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    That's all or nothing. No option to adjust the dimming time.
     
  8. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple's scheme:

    Buy leopard when it comes out to fix the dim problem
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    No, there didn't. But there *was* a checkbox "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep" like that Apple article mentions.

    I wonder why the option doesn't exist anymore. :confused:
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Still there, under the option tab... as you can see from the screen shot above...
     
  11. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    No, I can't see any option for screen dimming in the above screenshots. I'm not talking about display sleep, I'm talking about dimming before sleep. :) There was never a slider for that, but there was a checkbox.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Well, look at the other screen shot... :rolleyes:

    And to make it very clear, the option is called: Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep
     
  13. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    So, THAT's what they were talking about. :D

    I actually hadn't noticed that option before. Cool.
     
  14. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I know, I already mentioned that. :) Sorry, I missed it in wakerider017's screenshot. That's where I know it should be. When I posted my first reply to the thread, I noticed that my Mac Pro doesn't have that option. I don't care, I wouldn't use it anyway, but it's odd.
     
  15. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for resurrecting this old thread, but I just bought a MBP and my display dims after a certain amount of inactivity. As soon as I move the mouse or press a key, the display returns to normal brightness. This is not the display going to sleep where it's completely off. I have unchecked the options to dim the display just before the display goes to sleep. But I can't find any other setting in the OS to control this. This is my first Mac, so I may be missing something.

    Nevermind! I missed the link above that describes the problem identified by Apple. I'll let this thread go back to sleep.
     

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