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Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


Marnes

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#81
Unlike everyone else's, mine is stuck in being disabled and I can't get it to turn on. The Sensor service is running and set to automatic, the active power plan has adaptive brightness enabled and the driver Windows needs for this laptop's power features is installed (I can manually dim the screen and such). Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531. Is this a common thing with a solution I'm just not finding, or is this one of those annoying 1-in-a-billion things that just doesn't happen?
 

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Hello Marnes,

Since you have an OEM PC, I'm betting the issue is the Lenovo Power Management program is set to have it disabled and is overriding Windows settings. Double check in your Apps screen for this program, and open it (if there) to see what it may be set at for this setting. :)
 

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Marnes

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#83
Hello Marnes,

Since you have an OEM PC, I'm betting the issue is the Lenovo Power Management program is set to have it disabled and is overriding Windows settings. Double check in your Apps screen for this program, and open it (if there) to see what it may be set at for this setting. :)
That's the weird thing, I thought something like that too but it's a driver with no UI of any kind. :/

Edit: ah, wait, that power manager thing has separate driver and UI downloads. I've got the UI too now, but it contains no settings related to adaptive brightness unfortunately. :(
 

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#84
Look for any power saving options, and disable them to see if that was causing it.
 

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Marnes

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#85
Look for any power saving options, and disable them to see if that was causing it.
Everything is set to max performance, I don't use power saving features.
 

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#86
In that case, see if uninstalling the Lenovo Power Management may allow your Adaptive Brightness settings to work properly.
 

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Marnes

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#87
In that case, see if uninstalling the Lenovo Power Management may allow your Adaptive Brightness settings to work properly.
If I uninstall the driver, I can't adjust the screen brightness anymore. I've already removed the GUI program again.
 

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#88
Since you have Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, check OPTION FOUR to see if that may be it.
 

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Marnes

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#89
Since you have Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, check OPTION FOUR to see if that may be it.
My control panel looks quite different and doesn't have quite the same options, but I'll try messing around with them again.

It'd be great if manufacturers like Intel started making better software (I'm not happy about their drivers at all) and stopped obfuscating everything. "Display power saving" for example can mean anything. All because they try to make everything available to people who can't handle any of it and therefore need that obfuscation. Obfuscating everything into meaningless terms doesn't even help either end of the spectrum of users, it just confuses everyone even more. They should just be straight forward about everything,

I'm trying different combos of the settings, switching between cable and battery, darkening and lighting the room, but I'm not seeing anything happen at all.


Edit: these are my power options:

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#90
Disable the "Display Power Saving Technology" setting for both "Plugged In" and "On Battery".
 

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Marnes

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#91
Disable the "Display Power Saving Technology" setting for both "Plugged In" and "On Battery".
"Plugged in" has no settings at all, even if I select a different mode for it.

Still no change in any situation.

Maybe my screen just doesn't have such a sensor after all but Windows thinks it does? I wouldn't know where they put it if it is there, it's not the webcam and the only other thing I see on my screen is the mic.

Edit: I just noticed the sensor monitoring service tends to die after a while. That kinda seems to hint at a lack of sensors too.
 

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Marnes

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Did a couple of posts just disappear?

Anyway, no, dimming the display after x time doesn't do what I need. :/ I feel like I should just drop the idea since clearly something isn't working.
 

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Hmm, I must admit that I'm stumped as well. :(
 

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grassby13

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I have a dell alienware 13 and im having the issue even after disabling everything. Though this brightness thing online happens when im playing a game called "evolve". Any help would be very good. Thanks!
 

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Hello cwnetwork, :)

I'm not sure why, but are you able to change your adaptive brightness settings using one of the other options in the tutorial?
 

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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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