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Setting Cox Homelife Touchscreen to Automatically Dim

Last Updated: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 > Related Articles

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Learn how to set the automatic dimming feature on the Cox Homelife touchscreen.


Follow these steps to set your touchscreen to automatically dim after a designated period of time. 

Note: Once the screen has dimmed if it is touched, it will brighten to the default brightness level.

From the touchscreen home screen, touch Settings
Enter the Master Code to proceed to the Settings menu.

From the Settings menu, touch TouchScreen.

highlights TouchScreen option


From the TouchScreen menu, touch Screen Configuration.

highlights Screen Configuration option


From the Screen Configuration menu, touch Automatic Screen Dimming.

highlights Automatic Screen Dimming option

Result: A window will display with Idle Timeout and Dimming Level controls.

The left Idle Timeout arrow will decrease the time it takes for the screen to dim. The right Idle Timeout arrow will increase the time it takes for the screen to dim. When the arrows are touched the time will decrease or increase in five minute increments.

highlights Idle Timeout option

Note: The default setting is 30 minutes, this is the maximum number of Idle Timeout minutes.


The left Dimming Level arrow will decrease the brightness level for automatic dimming. The right Dimming Level arrow will increase the brightness level for automatic dimming.
Note: The default Dimming Level is 10, this is the brightest setting.

highlights Dimming Level option

Note: To have the screen never dim due to inactivity, set the Dimming Level to 10. This also requires that the backlight off at night setting is no. See Setting the Cox Homelife Touchscreen to Night Mode for steps to set backlight off at night to no.


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