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Strange Automatic Dimming and Brightening of Screen


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#1 SerKnight56

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

First off, info on computer: This is an Asus Laptop running Windows 10 with an Intel i7-4720HQ Processor.

 

So this has been a recurring issue I've had with my computer for a while now, but depending on if something on my screen is inherently darker or brighter my screen would then dim or brighten itself respectively. I mean, already it makes no sense to dim already dark things to near unreadable levels and brighten already bright things to blinding quality, but what in the world is causing this to happen?

 

I've tried several things already through googling, such as turning off adaptive brightening, disabling Intel's 'Power Saving Technology', and disabling some 3rd party display programs. Nothing seems to be solving the issue as it keeps rearing its horrifically ugly head every once in a while which prompts me to double check if all the changes I've made are still there, which they are. It makes playing games and video watching a horrendous experience because of the constant brightening and dimming. Honestly, who in their right mind thought this was a 'good' addition to computer functionality?

 

Any help is appreciated.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:41 PM

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By any chance this start happening after the upgrade to Windows 10?


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:45 PM

You know, the sad part is I have no real information beforehand. The moment I got it I simply upgraded it before I did anything else. So I actually have no idea if its a Windows 10 exclusive issue or not.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 05:11 PM

Alright, so on a whim I decided to try something else. I unplugged my laptop and plugged it back in while still on and it immediately fixed the dimming/brightening issue. So I've got no clue what's going on there, but at least it seems solved for now.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 05:17 PM

Ok. If the problem returns it could be a problem with the software installed by Asus that isn't compatible with Windows 10.

 

 

I have found a similar problem on a laptop and if I'm not mistaken it was an Asus machine.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 11:32 PM

Hi SerKnight56,

 

There is also a setting in the Power Settings for adaptive brightness that you might want to check out. AFAIK it uses the camera to determine ambient light levels and changes the screen brightness to "suit" you. I've found it to be mostly irritating.

 

Control Panel -> Power Options -> {Currently enabled power plan} -> Change plan settings -> Change advanced power settings -> expand Display and confirm that 'Enable adaptive brightness' is set to off.






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