My screen is dimming and then completely black afters some inactivity period - but in power settings I've got "Dim screen when inactive" switched off. Is there any setting I am missing ?

Freya 0.3.2

  • Have you checked that it's both for "battery" and "plugged-in" states? Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 21:41
  • And also the "Turn off screen when in active after " setting set to "Never" (for both Plugged in and On Battery? Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 10:46

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Install dconf-editor, and open up org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power

And there you can find various useful power-related settings that you can tweak/toggle:

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Ok, thank you for all your help, I'm really impressed by the response.

I did try all mentioned solutions but what helped me was uninstalling gnome-terminal - after that there is no screen dimming at all, which was what I wanted to achieve.

Once more, thank you all for responses, I really appreciate that!


Open dconf editor, there are several places to look. For me the setting I needed to change was found at org/gnome/session and was called idle-delay. Hope this helps :)

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