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Published on 05.14.09 by Brent Trahan

Set When Windows 7 Should Dim the Display

Learn how to set if Windows 7 should dim the display after being inactive, and if so, when.

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to set.


  4. Set Dim the display from 1 minute to 5 hours or Never to turn it off and then click Save changes when you’re done.


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3 Responses to “Set When Windows 7 Should Dim the Display”

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  1. yuli says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    How about to setting dim adjustment for personal computer (PC) not for notebook, since the menu only for turn off the display and put the computer to sleep.

    Thank you,

    • Brent Trahan says:

      I don’t think you can dim most PC displays like a laptop.

      • Yuli says:

        Hai Brent, thanks for your comment. In fact, my PC display is always dim in several minutes, which is quite disturbing when u were reading something on your display and you should push any key on your keyboard to bright the display again. When i check to power plan setting, the only menu that comes out, only for “Turn off the display” and “Put the computer to sleep”. I’m hoping that i can find a way out about how to set the dim minute.. Thank you :)

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