Laptop brightness

  yabeeb 11:32 11 Jan 2009


I have a Dell 1525. The screen is considerably brighter when using it off the mains. Is there away to stop it dimming so much on battery?

Also, is it healthier for the laptop/battery to run it off the mains as much as possible and save the battery for when its really needed?


  MarvintheAndroid 11:44 11 Jan 2009

You can ususally adjust the power settings so that the screen settings are the same for battery and mains - but I would not recommend it as that extra brightness will kill the battery life fast.


  MarvintheAndroid 11:47 11 Jan 2009

Question 2 - depends on the batteries. If as I think is the case you have lithiun ion it makes little difference. I would generally recommend running on batteries every so often though, so it can go through its normal charge / discharge cycle.


  oldbeefer2 11:47 11 Jan 2009

To brighten the screen on my Dell, Fn key (to the right of Ctrl, bottom left) and up arrow (has a blue 'sun' on it).

  yabeeb 12:32 11 Jan 2009

mant thanks

  yabeeb 12:32 11 Jan 2009

i meant many thanks...

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 Hack Latest News: How Secure is your Wi-Fi?

Photoshop CC 2018 released with new Curvature Pen and better brush tools

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Comment utiliser Twitter ?