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Registered: ‎02-13-2015
Location: Germany
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Thinkpad Yoga Brightness turn off backlight

I have an "issue" with my Yoga.

It used to be that when I turned down brightness completely the screen would go black because there was no more backlight at all.

However it now seems that even completely turned down there is still some backlight left meaning i can't turn off the screen completely.


I really like being able to turn off the screen quickly, for example to save battery when rendering or when I leave the laptop unatended and don't want people to see what im working on.


Is there any way to get the old behaviour back?

Not quite sure what caused the change in but im guessing some kind of driver update...


Running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga Brightness turn off backlight

Usually Intel graphics drivers don't have "backlight off" as the lowest setting, so in principle, this was a 'bug' that was 'fixed'.

You could roll back your graphics driver and see if it brings back this functionality. I'd just pin something like LCDoff to the taskbar though.

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