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user6
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Registered: ‎11-28-2011
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Power Manager idle timers don't work correctly when set to dim the display in 15 minutes

Instead of dimming the display to 0 on AC power, Power Manager dims it to 4, which is a normal setting when on DC power. Then when the laptop is resumed by tapping a key, it "restores" the brightness to an incorrect setting of 15, and a few seconds later back to 8, which is the correct setting. I haven't noticed this problem when setting to dim the display below 15 minutes, but the restoration of screen brightness onscreen notification is displayed twice in both cases.
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Re: Power Manager idle timers don't work correctly when set to dim the display in 15 minutes

Hey there lenssd9,

 

It seems strange that the Power Manager would be behaving this way, although speaking with some colleagues they also have encountered similar occurences- but instead describing it as if "the engine were warming up with a high idle, and then returning to a standard idle."

 

What I can recommend is to first, ensure that your Power Manager Software is up to date. And then try adjusting the configuration within the Power Manager. If you will, see if you encounter this with a idle display under 15 minutes.

 

Thank You lnssd9, I look forward to your response.



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user6
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Re: Power Manager idle timers don't work correctly when set to dim the display in 15 minutes

Similar thing happens at below 15 minutes setting as well. If it dims at 5 minutes idle time and after it stays dinmmed for about 10 minutes more, it flashes once at stays dimmed. After restoration, it powers up to 15 brightness and then back down to normal setting. The only difference between 15 minutes and below 15 minutes setting is that at below 15 minutes setting it dims correctly to 0 brightness instead of 4. Power Manager is the latest version, installed a couple of days ago. There's also an issue with thePower Manager Toolbar display on Windows 7 Taskbar if the power manager is installed when the Taskbar icons are set to small size.

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