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Screen dims when playing fullscreen video.

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@Elliot Kirk 

When I play videos in full screen, the screen brightness dims. This is very annoying as I want to see more vivid colors when watching videos. When I hit volume or screen brightness buttons, it goes back to normal, but then dims immediately afterward.

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@cjc2112 

 

Which Edge insider browser is this happening on for you, and is this a recent issue?

 

Thanks,

 

Frank.

@V-FRROME 

Canary. Yes, its a recent issue, and I think its meant to save battery, but this is the wrong way to do it.

best response confirmed by cjc2112 (Super Contributor)
Solution

@cjc2112 

 

I will play around with some flags in Edge Canary, see if there is a workaround for you.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Frank.

@V-FRROME 

Thank you!

 

@cjc2112 

This has been fixed in 79.

@cjc2112  This issue is not resolved. Version  101.0.1210.39 & several versions earlier exhibit the exact same behavior: 

 

1. Leave Win 11 pluged in

2. Play any video in Edge not full screen & the display does not dim

3. Make the video full screen & watch your display brightness: It will dim.

 

1. Unplug Win 11

2. Play any video in Edge not full screen & the display does not dim

3. Make the video full screen & it does not dim

 

Through my eyes, no web browser should have that level of OS control to adjust my disply settings. I don't know if this is "just a forum" or if it actually reaches the correct folks @MS.