So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. The problem is that it would go from bright straight to dim (most of the time). I'd like it to go from bright to dim smoothly, like I've seen happen on Macs. Like a lamp with a nob that you can turn to smoothly go from bright to dim. I know my laptop is capable of this because I've seen it happen, usually after it's been off and I turn it on, but now always. After a while it just stops working.
I was thinking maybe this is has something to do with the priority for the process, like maybe it's not always getting as many cycles as it needs to or something like that. So I figured if I find the service that's responsible for dimming the screen and give it a higher priority or something it might work. That's my guess anyway.
So I'd like to know what exactly is responsible for this screen dimming feature. Is it the monitor driver or the video card driver or Windows or some Sony service? And is there a way to manipulate it?
Thanks in advance!