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Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


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#41
See if doing a clean startup to troubleshoot may help ID what may be causing this.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Thanks for the help Brink.. I was hoping this would help me eliminate background apps as an issue. No go though. I am still experiencing the dimming/brightening display. I noticed that my post screen is full brightness and when it goes to the Windows petals/loading, the screen brightness reduces drastically. As soon as I log in and it goes to my desktop, the brightness returns to normal, until I do anything that shows a darker image like a game or a dark webpage.. Whatever is happening is actually dimming the display because everything, taskbar, text, buttons and even mouse cursor dim..

Again, this doesn't happen in Windows 7. So, confused and annoyed.. :\
 

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Kodiak and Kirk,

As a test, uninstall your display drivers to see if they may be at issue here.
 

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#44
Tried that already. uninstalled and still dimmed my display using the Windows generic video. Installed new drivers from safe mode and normal boot. Installed newest drivers from ATI website, newest drivers from ASUS website, 2 other beta drivers and the standard Windows 8 drivers. Ran ATI driver cleaner between each install then eventually used most recent Catalyst. Doesn't affect it in the least.

Trying to play Tomb Raider right now... I want to cry every time I go into a text screen... Everything works great except for this dimming issue. Even effects it in movies like on Netflix..
 

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I'm afraid that I'm not sure what may be causing this. :(
 

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#46
Can't keep display brightness from dimming

I followed your advice and went into advanced settings and display but didn't have an enable adaptive brightness section so couldn't follow the advice through
Any ideas?
The dimming screen is driving me nuts!
 

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#49
Hi, please help... the auto dim feature is driving me nuts. Sat in the garden in the sun trying to do some work yesterday and the screen literally dimmed every few seconds. So annoying. I've followed all the steps outlined, but no success.

Steps I've taken:

- In the edit settings screen 'dim display' is set to never (both for on battery and plugged in)
- In the list of services, sensor monitoring has been disabled
- Don't have the adaptive brightness setting in the advanced settings screen so couldn't change that

What else can I do?
 

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Hello Oliver, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In your Dimmed display brightness setting in your power plan settings, check to make sure that both "On battery" and "Plugged in" are set to the same "display brightness" percentage. This way when it dims, it'll be the same percentage so you will not see a change. :)
 

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Thanks - already done that & it made no difference. It dims to literally 10%, even though settings are specified as 100%. Also doesn't explain why it dims in the first place given that I've disabled these services?
 

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Oliver,

If you have a store bought PC like Dell, check to see if it may have any proprietary software installed that is controlling the settings for this instead.
 

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:doh: LOL - I just found this feature on my laptop. Was wondering why my screen seemed a little dim. Turned off Adaptive brightness and nearly went blind due to the instant brightening of the screen :eek:

I knew I had a camera but I thought I disabled auto dimming feature when I neglected to install the Asus Power4Gear software when I did a clean install of 8.1. Never even thought about looking for this feature.

Now I just have to re-run my color management software again to re-calibrate the display.

Thanks for the tut :)

BTW can I lock out adjusting the display brightness once set. Sometime I accidentally hit the brightness keys on the keyboard when searching for function keys.

Again, thanks.
 

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Hey Drew,

Not sure about the brightness keys, but you might see if you may be able to remap them, or turn them off if the OEM has software included to do so.
 

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Yeah I may revisit the Power4Gear software at a later date to see if it allows me to disable those keys.

Thanks Shawn
 

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Anytime. :)
 

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#57
OMG It's back on windows 8.1 :(

EDIT:
SO I found a fix :D

Intel HD Graphics Control Panel > Power > On battery > Display Power Saving Technology <off>
 

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Thanks Brink! :dinesh:
 

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OMG It's back on windows 8.1 :(

EDIT:
SO I found a fix :D

Intel HD Graphics Control Panel > Power > On battery > Display Power Saving Technology <off>
Thank you Talmarsh. Added as Option Three for all those folks with Intel HD graphics. :)
 

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#60
and now I know why my display dims that tiny bit when on battery even with the windows options set to maximum. thanks mate!
 

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