9.1 Proposal: Power.

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 10:14:00 EDT 2008

I could be talking nonsense, and perhaps this would consume more power
than it saves, but if you were able to slowly dim the backlight over
the course of a minute or so, instead of waiting a minute and then
dropping it suddenly, we could prevent the sudden change which causes
a break in concentration.  (As long as the screen is bright enough to
be usable when dim, of course.)

- Eben

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>   > When running on battery with Energy Saver set to "Better Battery
>   > Life" (which sets "Automatically reduce the brightness of the
>   > display before display sleep") the backlight dims after 30 seconds.
>   > On AC with the equivalent setting it's 2 minutes, 30 seconds.  In
>   > each case the dimming time seems to be 50% of the time until the
>   > screen is turned off.  1 minute is the minimum time before display
>   > sleep.
> Thanks!  I was hoping someone would have numbers.  Our backlight dim
> currently happens fifty seconds after idleness starts, so we're
> definitely less aggressive than OS X already..
> - Chris.
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