Turn off Screen Dimming on Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop

July 18, 2013

When your Ubuntu laptop is on battery, the screen dims after about a few seconds of inactivity. It’s annoying and here’s how to turn if off.


  • Disable Screen Dimming on Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop
  • Enjoy!

To get started, open Brightness & Lock utility from Unity Dash search results or from System Settings.

brightness and lock utility

Un-check the box where it says “Dim screen to save power”

disable dim screen

That’s it!

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