Devices are getting smarter and this helps us most of the time. However, My phone and laptop both have a disabled setting in common: Automatically Adjust Brightness. It should be a useful feature. It’s not for me - and seems to only create a distraction. When you’re sitting still it’s fine (perfectly still) - it may even count as useful. However as soon as you move around the display practically flashes to compensate for what is perceives as new lighting conditions.
It’s the rate of change that’s the problem - at least slow it a little! The controller for this feature seems happy to make swinging adjustments almost continuously. I need some more options:
- The option to set boundaries on the variation. For example don’t set at greater than 80% or less than 20%.
- Also a setting on the sensitivity - just the option to tone down the rapid reactions a little. Only after a significant change in lighting make the change.
- Rate of Change. The setting to reduce the maximum 'speed’ at which the brightness can change. Set lower this would hopefully give a more gradual adjustment in brightness and in turn be less distracting.
- The option to turn it off is the also essential - lets hope it stays.