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    Default Screen Brightness Constant Adjusting

    Hey all, I recently set up BT5 and Windows 7 as a dual boot on my laptop. It's been working great, but I've had a big annoyance for the past couple days. Probably every minute, a little notification pops up in the center of my screen telling me the current brightness of my laptop's screen, and then it moves the brightness either up or down, almost randomly. I downloaded the drivers for my video card a couple days after installing BT5 because of the "black screen" problem. It might have done that before the driver download and I didn't notice, idk.

    Anyways, I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700. Has anyone had the same problem and found a fix for it?

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    Default Re: Screen Brightness Constant Adjusting

    Had something sort of similar - only on battery tho. It never showed me the brightness levels but would dim all the time, maybe every 30 seconds or so. I think I looked at System > Preferences > Power Management and un-ticked the option "Dim display when Idle" on both AC power and Battery Power tabs.

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    Default Re: Screen Brightness Constant Adjusting

    Alright, thanks. Earlier today I was messing around with those settings and I fixed it by doing that. Interesting setting, I wish there was a way to change how long it takes until I am deemed "idle".

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Default Re: Screen Brightness Constant Adjusting

    I also unticked the "reduce backlight brightness" on the "on battery power" tab. That worked for me.
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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