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Windows 7: Setting that makes the screen dim when it's not white

15 Sep 2015   #1
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Setting that makes the screen dim when it's not white

Is there some setting which makes the screen dim when it's not nearly all white?

I'm working in one maximized window, which has an all white background and some text. If I switch to another window which has a light background, even near white, then switch back to the "white" window, there is a very brief pause before the screen gets brighter again. I never notice the brightness dimming when I switch to the off-white window, but when I switch back to the white window, the screen suddenly brightens.

TIA.


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15 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Maybe your power settings.

I had to pick maximum performance under the graphics section to get rid of something similar.

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I am not sure that those settings will change things for you and your "NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M".


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15 Sep 2015   #3
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I opened Power Options from the start menu and got a very different window. I had a choice between "Energy Saver" and "Power Saver" because, apparently, in Redmond there is a different "energy" and "power" (I will have to discuss this with my Physics Ph.D. friend). What a pair of choices, huh?

After searching, I found a "High Performance" setting.

Edit: It had no effect.
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15 Sep 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If it is really annoying, then change the NVIDIA drivers. Even if it means using an older version.
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15 Sep 2015   #5
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If it is really annoying, then change the NVIDIA drivers. Even if it means using an older version.
Are there some driver settings I can change?
How do you know I have NVIDIA (that might be information on old system you're looking at). How can I find what I have?
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16 Sep 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Click on Start
Right click on Computer
Select Manage from the context menu

Once the Computer Management console comes up:
Select Device Manager in the left pane.

In the right pane, double click on Display Adapters.

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16 Sep 2015   #7
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It says AMD Radeon HD 8450G.

I notice a Roll Back Driver button. Maybe that will help?
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16 Sep 2015   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You could try a roll back. It might help. It should not hurt anything.
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16 Sep 2015   #9
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
You could try a roll back. It might help. It should not hurt anything.
It could hurt something after all. First, it set my resolution to the lowest possible level -- something like 10x20. I fixed that up, but now it won't recognize two monitors? The monitor is plugged in.

How can I get multiple monitors back? (And how does one work without them?)


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16 Sep 2015   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Interesting. Sad, but interesting.

I guess that I'll suggest that people not roll back.

Have restarted the computer since the roll back?

Install the latest drivers from here.


> And how does one work without them?
I find that it is hard to lug around multiple monitors in a laptop bag :-)
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