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How to Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" from Power Options in Windows


The Dimmed display brightness setting in Power Options allows users to specify the brightness level in percentage for when your display is dimmmed after the dim display after idle timeout has been reached. This setting applies only to portable computers (ex: laptop or tablet) that support Windows control of the brightness level of an integrated display device.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Dimmed display brightness setting under Display in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" in Power Options using REG file


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Add or Remove Dimmed display brightness from Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove Dimmed display brightness from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_VIDEO f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add or Remove Dimmed display brightness from Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove Dimmed display brightness from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Dimmed display brightness" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Dimmed display brightness" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Dimmed_display_brightness_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Dimmed display brightness" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Dimmed_display_brightness_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn