Can I disable brightness change when plugged in vs battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tvith, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. tvith macrumors member

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    Nov 1, 2012
    #1
    First time Mac owner so not sure if I'm missing the option, but is there a way to disable brightness change when the MBP is plugged in? When plugged, the brightness goes up by a few bars from what it's set on when not on battery. I have auto brightness turned off (at least when not plugged in, forgot to check while plugged in). It's really annoying that I have to keep adjusting the brightness every time I plug, and then again when I unplug, the charger.

    P.S. I tried googling it, but all I got was how to change the brightness.
     
  2. ulfertg macrumors newbie

    ulfertg

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    Jan 18, 2016
    #2
    Yes, you can disable it in the energy settings in the system preferences.
     
  3. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

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    Jul 6, 2007
    #3
    Specifically, there's a checkbox on the battery tab of the Energy Saver preference pane in System Preferences (found under the Apple logo menu) to toggle this effect.

    If you're using your non-admin account (you use a non-admin account for regular use of course, for extra security), you'll have to click the padlock icon to unlock and then enter your admin login/password in order to change this setting.
     

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