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?
  2. terente0081

    terente0081 New Member

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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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  3. deldalton

    deldalton New Member

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    Good spot, terente. Thanks for the link.

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