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11.18.2011

Fix for AlienWare M11x display dimming and not returning to full brightness

 

I noticed this problem on my M11xR1 and have heard of other Alienware owners having the same problem.  Your display goes dim when the laptop sleeps or is idle, then when you touch the trackpad or keys, it doesn’t go back to full brightness unless you use the brightness function keys.   Here is how you fix it.

Launch the Alienware Command Center application.

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Click on Alien Fusion.  (these are the Alienware custom power management profiles)

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Find the Power Plan you are currently using and click “Quick Settings”.

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Under the Quick Settings turn “Auto Dim” to “Off”.

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If you still want your display to go off after a set period of time, you can set that up under Windows Power Management instead of in the Alienware Command Center.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestion but it did not work.

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  2. that WORKED! Thanks!

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  3. Perfect, thanks.

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  4. that did it!
    Thank you

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  5. doesn't work, auto dim is set to off on both places, but if i shut the lid and open it again i have to manually pump the brightness back up. idiotic.

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