Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In the "Brightness and Lock" settings there is a nice feature to automatically turn off the screen after a period of inactivity, but I only want to do this on battery power. When plugged in, I always want the screen on. The "Power" settings have two separate settings for "On battery power" and "When plugged in", but Brightness doesn't work this way. Any way around this?

share|improve this question
Perhaps this will post will answer you question askubuntu.com/questions/183335/… –  StallionSA Jun 14 '14 at 20:26

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.