I have a Dell XPS 13 (9350) running Windows 10 and I can't seem to disable the automatic brightness changing depending on what's on the screen. If the screen is primarily light the brightness will go up, and when it's primarily dark it'll dim. I'm having the same issue as outlined in these posts:

but none of the solutions given worked for me. In my Intel HD Graphics control panel there is no "Display Power Saving Technology" option, nor are there "On Battery" or "Plugged In" tabs in the power section. This problem persists on both battery and AC.

I am willing to reinstall drivers but I am not willing to reinstall Windows. I am also familiar with the command prompt and registry editor.

Thanks for any and all help!


1.Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options, then click on "Change plan settings" next to your active power plan.

2.Click on "Change advanced power settings."

3.Scroll down to Display, then under Enable adaptive brightness, switch it off for both the battery and plugged in modes.

  • This setting has been off from the start and I even tried turning it on and off again. No luck. – Charter Jacobson Aug 26 '16 at 21:47

1.Change advanced power settings 2.ATI Graphics Power Settings, ATI Powerplay settings 3.Change On battery > Maximize Battery Life to Maximize Performance.

Worked for me.

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