How to Change Screen Dimming Timeout on Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop

July 18, 2013

When you’re running your laptop on battery, Ubuntu dims the screen after a few seconds of inactivity. It annoying and here’s how to increase the timeout.

Objectives:

  • Increase Ubuntu screen dimming timeout on your laptop
  • Enjoy!

To get started, open dconf Editor from the dash search results.

dconf editor in unity dash

In next window, navigate to org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> plugins -> power. You’ll find the key which says “idle-dim-time”, change its value to what you want.

change idle screen timeout

Enjoy!

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2 responses to How to Change Screen Dimming Timeout on Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop

  1. in ubuntu 14.04, look in settinge-daemon->plugins-power. I am not wure what to do, but this seems to be the location in ubuntu 14.04.

  2. How do you change the dim out time out in 14.04 for my lapptom