Retina screen gets brighter when plugged in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by avraham, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. avraham macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    I just noticed that the screen gets brighter on my MBP Retina when I plug it in to the power cord. If this is normal I guess I should be doing all photo editing with the computer plugged in with the power cord.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The screen is set to dim a bit when on battery by default.
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Can't you just...turn the brightness up without it plugged in? If you don't want it to do this go to system preferences->energy saver->battery->"dim screen when using this power source"
  4. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    i dont understand why these kids have 2000 dollars computers

    its pretty obvious, when unpluged the mac tried to conserve battery by dimming the screen automactically (u can manually change it of course, the keys to increase and decrease brightness is located on the top left beside the ESC key)

    when pluged in, the screens getts brighter for better viewing as its pluged into a power source
  5. bwhli macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2012
    Boston, MA
    It gets brighter, but I don't think the maximum brightness is increased?
  6. avraham thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012

    Thanks for the responses. Especially iLikeTurtles's response. I am not sure who the real 'kid' is, I was born in 1942.
  7. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    You should be doing photo editing with a profiled display running at 100cd/m² in a controlled room if you really care about accuracy.
  8. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    Of course...that should be completely obvious to anyone, even someone that might be using a Mac for the first time. :rolleyes: Just because someone asked a question that YOU think they should already know the answer to, it doesn't mean they're a kid or that they shouldn't own whatever computer they feel like owning. Get off your high horse...we all had to start our Mac knowledge somewhere.

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