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Disable display dimming via the command line
Authored by: eriqthegeek on Feb 21, '07 07:54:08PM
I believe you can re-enable it by specifying a non-zero number in place of 0, in which case I believe it will do the "half dim" thing after that number of minutes. Also, I too can attest that the "simple" approach of using the preferences pane is great in theory - but it is a known issue that changing the preferences setting does NOT work on Intel based macs. See this Apple writeup. I also can attest to this personally. ;) Also, their suggested solution did not work for me.

I have been living with this annoyance -- my laptop screen was dimming after about a minute of inactivity no matter what I set this to in preferences, but thankfully this command line fixed that problem for me.

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