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What does the "Adaptive Display" power option actually do?

  1. #1


    Colin Guest

    What does the "Adaptive Display" power option actually do?

    I have found lots of references to the fact that "Adaptive display" lets
    windows dynically adjust the timeout to turn off the display if a user
    quickly touches a key or button to get the screen back on just after
    timeout. However, that is all quite vague. I have seen others post related
    questions on various web sites and never get an answer. Can anyone explain
    for all of us:

    1. Are these changes permanent or just for the current session?
    2. Do the changes show up under "Turn off display after" power saving
    setting?
    3. If the changes do not show up under "Turn off display after," how do I
    know what they are? Where are they available?

    Overall, I like Vista and the additional config options, and even the
    dynamic changes it will make for me, but I find it extremely frustrating
    when there's no way to find anything that explains how it makes those
    decisions or what it changes.

    Thanks very much for any added insight,
    Colin


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  2. #2


    Pete138 Guest

    Re: What does the "Adaptive Display" power option actually do?


    If you turn it to "on", windows extends the time turning your monitor
    off when you repeatedly turn the monitor on with your keyboard or
    mouse.


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    Colin Guest

    Re: What does the "Adaptive Display" power option actually do?

    I know that. But that's the same lack of detail I mentioned in my post. To
    restate my questions, when Windows does that in response to mouse or
    keyboard use:

    1. Are these changes permanent or just for the current session?
    2. Do the changes show up under "Turn off display after" power saving
    setting?
    3. If the changes do not show up under "Turn off display after," how do I
    know what they are? Where are they available?

    Thanks,
    Colin


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What does the "Adaptive Display" power option actually do?

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