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Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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    Thank you so much, Brink! Option 4 is what I needed to stop this annoying "feature". I've searched all over and someone on the HP forums actually posted a link to this thread. My Intel control panel looks different, but all I needed to know was to TURN OFF Display Power Saving TechnologyDisplay Power Saving Technology. I am so grateful for your post. So much so, that I registered just to make this post. I think I'll look around while I'm here! Thanks again!

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  2. #61


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    You're most welcome Matt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you don't mind, please post a screenshot of these settings in your Intel Control Panel, and I'll add it to the tutorial to help others with the same.

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  3. #62


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    ...If you don't mind, please post a screenshot of these settings in your Intel Control Panel, and I'll add it to the tutorial to help others with the same.
    Gladly:

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    Here's the driver/version info if needed:

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  4. #63


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    Thanks. Those pictures helped me get rid of the auto contrast feature. Very helpful
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  5. #64


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    Thank you Matt. Added to tutorial.
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  6. #65


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    Windows 8


    Hi Brink,
    It's wonderful to find such a great resource, thank you.
    This auto-intermittent dimming started after I installed windows 8.1 yesterday.
    I have read through this post and tried all of your suggested fixes.
    Option 1: Enable display brightness - OFF
    Option 2: Turn Adaptive Brightness On or Off - This setting doesn't exist on my laptop
    Option 3: Enable or Disable Adaptive Brightness in Services - is set at 'Stopped'
    Option 4: Intel Graphics Control Panel - I have AMD on my laptop. [AMD Vision control centre doesn't have any setting that I can see to do with screen brightness]

    The only thing that seems to have worked is changing the screen brightness to 100% and the dim to 0%.
    This stopped the intermittent dimming but I cant stand have the screen at 100%, I usually run with it at 30% and at 30% brightness and 0% dim the problem persists.

    Is there anything new that I can try?

    Thanks for your help
    Hilary
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  7. #66


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    Hello Hilary, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yeah, it's not easy when there's so many different brightness settings that can conflict and override one another. If you haven't already, check the "dim after" setting in the tutorial below to make sure you have it set to "never".

    Dim Display Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #67


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hi Shawn
    Thank you for your help.

    I don't have the option to change the 'Dim the display' to 'Never' on the 'Change plan settings' page.

    BUT I have made a break through.
    While going throught the steps {again} to change the Display settings I decieded to start from scratch and hit the 'Restore plan defults' button.
    Now after making the changes to the Power options on the 'High Performance' setting I have:
    Display Brightness: 30%
    Dimmed display brightness: 0%
    Enabled adaptive brightness: off

    All settings are for both 'On battery' and 'Plugged in'.

    Now it seems to be working while plugged in but still dimming while on battery power!

    OK, so I just restarted my laptop and all setting have remained as above.
    Still dimming while on battery power, no dimming while plugged in.
    Does this situation ring any bells for you?

    Thanks
    Hilary
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  9. #68


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hi Shawn

    OK!! Stop looking I think I have figured it out!!! Yay for me, although I hope I'm not celebrating too soon.

    In the 'Power Options' box the very last option is 'ATI Graphics Power Settings'
    Which when clicked shows: ' ATI Powerplay Settings'
    Defult setting is: 'On Battery' set on 'Maximize Performance' and Plugged in set on 'Maximize Battery life'
    I changed 'Plugged in' to 'Maximize Performance' AND Tadaaaa!! All fixed.

    Thanks for your help though, without your tutorials I would never have looked at the other settings in the 'Power Options' box.

    Kind regards
    Hilary

    Edit: I think I have the original settings backwards but the result is have both settings as 'Maximize Performance' and it's all working fine.
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  10. #69


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    Perfect Hilary.

    Does unchecking the "Enable PowerPlay" box stop it for you as well?

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