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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Jan-13 19:28:52
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Display dim after Standby


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My wife's HP Envy (Win7) goes to sleep very quickly when required but unfortunately on awakening the display is so dim that it's virtually useless. I suspect power settings on the graphics card but can't actually find how to change these. Or could it be something else? Strangely enough, it's one of the only laptops we've ever had in the house that connects with no trouble to our wireless network on wakeup. S**s Law, I suppose.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 22-Jan-13 19:52:15
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What's the status of the Ambient Light Sensor?


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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Jan-13 21:27:22
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What's that?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 22-Jan-13 21:41:06
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It's the sensor that monitors ambient light levels and dims the display accordingly. If you disable it, it won't dim the display.


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Standard User flippery
(member) Tue 22-Jan-13 21:56:17
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How is sleep mode enabled.
Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 23-Jan-13 21:35:36
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I usually press the power button and that puts it to sleep. My wife usually closes the lid as she likes things tidy! Where are the settings for the ambient light sensor - can I disable it?

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Standard User flippery
(member) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:14:44
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just that there has been reports of other envy users having similar problems. Suggestions were disable sleep from lid closure and leave at no action.


Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options -> Edit Plan Settings -> Change Advanced Power Settings -> Display -> Enable Adaptive Brightness.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:19:35
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In reply to a post by GeoffB:
Where are the settings for the ambient light sensor - can I disable it?
On my HP it's Fn and F11.


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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Jan-13 02:58:13
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Really helpful advice - many thanks to all who've replied. Now can we move on to the Envy touchpad which freezes every few hours and can only be cured by a re-boot? I know about the top left hand corner to enable/disable but it's not that; I suspect another hardware glitch. What do people do who don't have these forums, I wonder!

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Jan-13 04:07:23
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Have you updated the drivers for this?
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