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Setting Cox Homelife Touchscreen to Automatically Dim


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

Once the screen has dimmed, if it is touched it brightens to the default brightness level.


From the touchscreen home screen, tap Settings.


Enter the Master Code.


From the Settings menu, tap TouchScreen.

Image of the Settings menu highlighting the TouchScreen option


From the TouchScreen menu, tap Screen Configuration.

Image of the Touchscreen Settings menu highlighting the Screen Configuration option


From the Screen Configuration menu, tap Automatic Screen Dimming.

Image of the Screen Configuration menu highlighting the Automatic Screen Dimming option

Result: A screen displays with Idle Timeout and Dimming Level controls.


The left Idle Timeout arrow decreases the time it takes for the screen to dim. The right Idle Timeout arrow increases the time it takes for the screen to dim. When the arrows are tapped, the time decreases or increases in five minute increments.

Image of the  Idle Timeout option

The default setting is 30 minutes which is the maximum number of Idle Timeout minutes.


The left Dimming Level arrow decreases the brightness level for automatic dimming. The right Dimming Level arrow increases the brightness level for automatic dimming.

The default Dimming Level is 10 which is the brightest setting.

Image of the Dimming Level option

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 Touchscreen to Night Mode for steps to set backlight off at night to No.

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