[ubuntu-uk] Hardy Issues

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Thu Apr 17 09:26:10 BST 2008

Stephen O'Neill wrote:
> Chris Smith wrote:
> | - The brightness adjusts itself for power saving I assume but its
> | totally erratic and generally annoying.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=581335

"In power preferences, in AC options the slider is for "Set display 
brightness" and it's on 100%. The slider for Battery options however is 
for "Dim display by", which seems backwards... I don't understand why 
they both wouldn't be brightness sliders, but oh well."

Wow. That has to be the worst UI design ever. One slider is a 
"brightness" slider, the other a "dimness" slider.

So to keep the display at 100% brightness under all conditions, you have 
to move the AC slider to 100% and the battery slider to 0%. To keep the 
display at 80% you have to move the AC slider to 80% and the battery 
slider to 20%, and so forth.

That brings counter-intuitive to a whole new level. Can anyone confirm 
whether this is same issue for Hardy? I don't have my Hardy laptop with 
me today.

The official bug is here:


Andrew Oakley

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