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In order to disable this feature you will need to turn off your auto brightness or adaptive brightness and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.
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You know that when you don’t use your phone for couple a seconds or minutes its screen brightness will dim down untill it rich 0% which will completely black your screen. This features exist in mobile devices in order to save your battery life and screen however there is no so much use when it comes to computer, well at least in my case. So in order to disable this feature you will need to turn off your auto brightness or adaptive brightness and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

To get started follow steps below

Step 1: We will start from your Windows desktop so in order to show it press Windows+D on your keyboard

Step 2: On bottom right of your screen next to your clock, left mouse click on battery icon

Step 3: From the menu that appears click on More power options

Step 4: In new window that opens, under the currently selected profile click on the option Change plan settings

Step 5: Now from the bottom of new window click on option Change advanced power settings

Step 6: In new smaller window expand the Display and then expand Enable adaptive brightness

Step 7: You have the option to turn it of while your laptop is on battery or plugged in. Simply click on drop down menu next to each of them and change from On to Off

Step 8: Click OK and then close all windows. From this moment auto brightness will be turned off.

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10 Responses

  1. Curtis Turner Says:


    Posted on March 4th, 2013 at 5:05 PM

  2. clare Says:

    I don’t have this option, it just says the % instead of on/off. can someone help??

    Posted on March 13th, 2013 at 11:07 AM

  3. tom Says:


    Posted on August 3rd, 2013 at 4:14 AM

  4. NAte Says:

    HUH!? both adaptive settings were on “off” >!?! what am i supposed to do?! windows 8.1 is so annoying, i miss XP 🙁

    Posted on October 21st, 2013 at 11:09 PM

  5. Tonya Says:

    Same here! Both were already off. Now what?

    Posted on November 19th, 2013 at 10:11 AM

  6. Sakura Says:

    Thank you so much! This setting was driving me crazy!

    Posted on November 19th, 2013 at 10:55 AM

  7. Ryan Says:

    Thank you!!! Finally my screen is at the correct brightness level. Before, no matter what the battery level, plugged in or not, it was too dim.

    Posted on December 6th, 2013 at 7:41 AM

  8. Matt Says:

    Doesn’t work. I already have this set to OFF but my screen still automatically changes brightness. what do I do now?

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 at 11:23 AM

  9. Stefan Says:


    Posted on February 4th, 2014 at 3:51 AM

  10. Lon Diffenderfer Says:

    All I can do is add my thanks. This was driving me crazy too.

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 at 4:56 AM

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