I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to repeatedly hit the F2 key to bump up the brightness because (apparently, at least) macOS thinks it knows better than I do what my brightness should be.
I normally have my Energy Saver settings set to NOT turn off UNTIL 15 minutes. But instead it turns WAY down in about 60 seconds, which (over time) becomes absolutely infuriating.
Even if I disable every possible power saving setting while on battery power, macOS still insists on doing as it pleases and ignoring my express commands. How can I prevent it from constantly dimming the screen, so I can actually see what's on my display?
So even with the following settings, the screen dims:
- NEVER turn off display
- DO NOT put hard disks to sleep when possible
- DO NOT slightly dim the display on battery power
- DO NOT enable power nap while on battery power
In case that is not enough detail, here is the output of
System-wide power settings: Currently in use: lidwake 0 autopoweroff 0 standbydelayhigh 10800 autopoweroffdelay 0 proximitywake 0 standby 1 standbydelaylow 10800 ttyskeepawake 0 hibernatemode 3 gpuswitch 2 powernap 0 hibernatefile /private/var/vm/sleepimage highstandbythreshold 50 displaysleep 0 sleep 0 tcpkeepalive 1 halfdim 1 acwake 0 disksleep 10
Could some third-party utility be doing this? If so, which one? Or is this the work of macOS? If so, how do I prevent it from doing this?