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Why Does My iMac Keep Setting the Screen Brightness to 'Full'?

Why Does My iMac Keep Setting the Screen Brightness to 'Full'?

I have a 2 week old 24" iMac running Mac OS X 10.6. It is the primary monitor with the menu bar on the top of display. I have an external monitor as well, a 19" Viewsonic LCD. The LCD is set to the left side of the iMac, rotated 90 degrees CCW and has the Dock along the far left edge.

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Guest [Entry]

"For clarification, do you set the brightness to the lowest possible? It appears there is a bug in 10.6 that won't save your brightness if it is set to the lowest possible. Any other notch and it saves. My iMac has personally never exhibited the issue but I never use brightness down all the way - I'm normally at half.

Sources: Apple Discussions, ehMac"
Guest [Entry]

I use darkadapted to set a brightness for my Cinema Display monitors. It lets me set a brightness and save the settings. I find the results better than using Apple's brightness settings. Darkadapted is trialware but I think there are free programs that perform the same functions.