Guidelines for brightness control policy configuration
Windows 8 ships with carefully selected default power policy settings.
System manufacturers should consult Table 1 Settings and customization requirements to decide whether to customize the settings.
Table 1 Settings and customization requirements
|Setting||Customization on traditional x86/x64 Systems||Customization on Always-on-Always-Connected Systems|
|Enable adaptive brightness||No||No|
|Dim display after||May||No|
|Dimmed display brightness||May||May|
|Turn off display after||May||No|
|Increase adaptive timeout by||No||No|
|User annoyance timeout||No||No|
|Console lock display off timeout||No||No|
|Allow display required policy||No||No|
The terms No, May, and Should are defined as follows:
- No: System manufacturers must not change the value of this setting and leave the Windows default intact.
- May: System manufacturers may customize the setting if they consider the change to improve the overall user experience and power consumption of their platform.
- Should: System manufacturers should customize the value for this setting to optimize the overall user experience and power consumption of their platform.