Why does my Brightness bar pulse?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jsw, May 2, 2006.

  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #1
    I'm a very oblivious person, so this might have been going on for some time, but can anyone tell me what I've done (if anything) to cause the Brightness bar in my MacBook Pro Display prefs to pulse (click on image to get ~300KB movie)?

    It doesn't do this on my Intel iMac or my PowerBook.

    Does it do this on all MBPs? Is my Mac insane? Did I click on some pref elsewhere and just never noticed this side effect?

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  2. mezo macrumors newbie

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  4. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    The thing is, it's working fine. Just pulsing. I don't want to break anything by trying to replace what might be the correct pane - it's just odd that it's doing this, and I don't actually know if it always has or it just started doing it.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    Uncheck "Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes" and it will stop, but so will the automatic feature. :)
     
  6. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ah!

    Thank you. I'm not used to this new-fangled stuff yet. ;)
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    It does it just to make you angry.

    The auto-adjust brightness was the first thing I turned off! It always made my screen brighter than I needed it to be!
     
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  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    My PowerBook does this as well...never noticed it before.
     

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