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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Using a laptop outside question

My job requires me to be outside a lot and its very hard to see what's on my laptop screen. The main problem is the sun at high noon. There is little shade, so I need some options on screen filter, polarization, etc.. Anyone have any thoughts?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 03:12 PM
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most laptops go into a power saving mode when they are running on battery. check the power settings and make sure that the screen does not dimm when it is not pluged in.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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No. Imagine trying to work on your computer outside in bright sunlight. You can see the screen because the sun's illumination is brighter than the laptop. I need hint for something to go onto the laptop screen (i.e. screen sun filter, shade flaps, etc.). In no way does this have to do with power saving mode. I've tried multiple color schemes with no solution.
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No. Imagine trying to work on your computer outside in bright sunlight. You can see the screen because the sun's illumination is brighter than the laptop. I need hint for something to go onto the laptop screen (i.e. screen sun filter, shade flaps, etc.). In no way does this have to do with power saving mode. I've tried multiple color schemes with no solution.
Most of the settings are in the bios.. I would try what ktulu suggested, The screen dims to about 40% (when on battery) on most laptops to save energy... I would look into this and see if it helps your situation.. i doubt getting a glare cover will help much if you are in direct sunlight.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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The laptop runs off a power cord, not battery. I'm looking for an external device.
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