Friday, January 13, 2012

Changing the interval for desktop display dimming on gnome-shell

Ok, after dealing with the Fedora 16 gnome-shell timer of 10 seconds for changing the screen brightness, herlo (Clint Savage) helped me (read solved) the timeout issue.

We figured out that that we change the timeout by using the following command line to update the dimmer time.

Set it to X secs:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time

Verify or get the current timeout:

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time

Enjoy and thanks to herlo!

- Ivan


Cliff Wells said...

Thanks to you for sharing. The 10s dim delay must have been decided on by a committee of over-caffeinated grade-schoolers.

JWest said...

Awesome... This is so irritating. Agree 100% with the previous poster. CMon developers, cmon Redhat.