Does dimming and turning off the display make sense?


Extraordinary Member
As you know Win 7 offers options (especially for notebooks) to dim the display after e.g. 15minutes
or turn it completely off after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Obviously the user can save (rechargable) power with that.

But I am particularly interested in possible disadvantages for the hardware display.

I could imagine that either
a) the display is somehow protected when not so used intensively
or (in the opposite)
b) always dimming and turning on and off the display causes on the long term damages at the display electric.

Can someone tell me more whats recommended from the hardware point of view?

Thank you


Senior Member
You don't have to worry about "display hardware protection" when it comes to adjusting it frequently. The purpose is straightforward. Dimming is not just to save on power. Dimming is necessary depending on light conditions (dark or bright) which in turn saves you power and avoid excessive recharging which could affect the battery's life span. To me, there is no such things as disadvantages when it comes to adjusting display brightness or setting it to auto-off when not in use.

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