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

SettingCustomization on traditional x86/x64 SystemsCustomization on Always-on-Always-Connected Systems
Display brightness Should May
Enable adaptive brightness NoNo
Dim display after MayNo
Dimmed display brightness May May
Turn off display after May No
Increase adaptive timeout by NoNo
User annoyance timeout No No
Console lock display off timeout NoNo
Allow display required policy NoNo
Adaptive display NoNo

 

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.

 

 

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