Why does my system dim and go grey sometimes?

Jason Crain jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Tue Jan 20 13:21:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, January 20, 2009 6:40 am, mark Pyles wrote:
> It does dim just a tad when I unplug it from the power supply, but I
> rarely do that unless I'm moving it to another location. The dimming I
> experience is when the computer is having a hard time processing
> something or a webpage or when I have too many things going at one time,
> then it will dim and go grey and I won't be able to do anything until it
> clears itself up. It's very perplexing. Thanks.

This is a feature enabled when desktop effects is turned on.  Unresponsive
programs are faded to gray.  There is not much you can do about it except
wait for the computer to finish processing.  If you don't have a lot of
ram, adding more might help.

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