Where's the "Dim display after" power setting in Windows 8.1?

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  1. danihun

    danihun New Member

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    In Windows 7 and Windows 8, there's a setting called "Dim display after" to control how long of an idle before the display dims (but not yet turn off).
    I have a Surface pro, I just upgraded to 8.1 and this function just disappeared. In Windows 8.1, I can't find this setting anymore.My Surface had the option to control the dim idle time under the advanced power settings dialog in Windows 8. But in Windows 8.1 that setting is missing. What's even more strange is that the setting to control the brightness of the screen when it's dimmed is still there--it's just the idle timeout for dimming that's missing. In both cases.
    Is anyone else seeing this? Is this a bug?
     
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    Sorry pal, look here: Windows 8.1 Upgrade .
    Good old Microsoft decided to make this a design limitaton, you can see the answer to your question under the "Windows® 8.1 design limitations by Microsoft".
     
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    Good spot, terente. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Just wondering if anyone has any ideas about this same problem in Windows 10. I have Surface Pro 4, and the option is missing by default. I found a REG file to download which added the option back in. But even if I put a time in this new option, it does not have any effect. So the driver must be missing the function. Why would they remove such a useful function which would save battery life?
     
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    Agreed, also think this is really odd and would like to see this feature to be returned....
     
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    There is a new update so I am trying to download this today. Hope this will deal with this obvious waste of battery power.
     

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