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When I'm using battery only - Ubuntu turns in some mode, when If I do not use my PC for about 5-10 seconds - the screeen becomes darker.

Where do turn this option off? Because I often need to read (without pressing keys and moving my mouse) and I can't see with dark screen.

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11.10

Open System settings. Then, click the Screen option, and uncheck the Dim screen to save power box:

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And you're done!

11.04

Open gnome-power-preferences - to do that, hit Alt+F2, then type in gnome-power-preferences. You'll see something like this:

gnome-power-preferences on the AC Power Tab

Go to the "On Battery Power" tab, then you'll want to make sure that the "Reduce Background Brightness" box isn't checked:

gnome-power-preferences on the Battery Power Tab

That should do the trick.

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thank you! it works! –  Innuendo Apr 4 '11 at 15:08
    
@Innuendo You're welcome! Glad to help. :) –  jrg Apr 4 '11 at 15:12
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This doesn't work in 11.10, so I've asked another question: askubuntu.com/questions/74959/… –  Eric Wilson Nov 3 '11 at 0:29

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