Stopping the Screen from Dimming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SimonBook, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. SimonBook macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    #1
    i find it quite annoying when i read an article (and am therefore inactive) and my screen dims. however, i do find it useful when i am doing other things.

    does anybody know how i can temporarily overcome this, when i am reading an article, and then have it running again for other applications?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i think what you need to do is set up another power profile with out the dim screen option checked, then just switch back and forth via the power icon on the menu bar

    however if you're running leopard there is a bug being discussed here

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=375949
     
  3. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: temporarily.... wait... damn, I wish I read slower...

    set the turn off screen setting for longer than you have now?
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    You changed your post, but fail. That option just dims it right before the screen sleeps (as it says). I haven't figured out how to stop my iMac dimming after 5 minutes or whatever the delay on it is.
     
  5. SimonBook thread starter macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    #5
    1) i don't have leopard installed yet, and

    2) i think "putting the display to sleep" is something different from it dimming, isn't it?
     
  6. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    1) that option is in Tiger also.

    2) Dim = half time of screen sleep
     
  7. SimonBook thread starter macrumors member

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  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yes, there is an option in the power settings that says something like "dim display before sleep"
     
  9. shov macrumors member

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    Support article from tiger help.

    A search in tiger help brings up this support article:



    Intel-based Macs: Built-in display dims before sleep


    Issue or symptom

    The screen may dim before sleep on an Intel-based Mac's built-in display, even if the Energy Saver setting "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep" is disabled. This setting may no longer be in effect after restarting the computer.

    Products affected

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

    As a workaround, to temporarily stop the display from dimming before display sleep, enable the Energy Saver preferences setting "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep," then disable it again.

    You may also be able to temporarily avoid the issue by putting the computer to sleep and waking it.

    Note: The issue will return each time the computer is restarted.

    This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
     

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