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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Keep screen dim mannually, #1 for low power consumption

Auto adjust fails to attenuate the brightness consistently.

I can be using my DHD for entire movie lengths in pitch black conditions aside from the TV and the DHD refuses to dim the screen appropriately.

Would just like to preach the wonders of manual screen brightness. Keeping it as low as practical manually has a big difference.

I know its been said before but it's worth its own topic, IMO.

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I find the auto brightness to be largely ok, certainly preferable to always using manual and constantly having to change the setting, but agree that it doesn't go dim enough under dark conditions. I'm surprised that no one has developed an app to allow the profile of the light sensor versus display brightness to be changed by users
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I wonder whether a toggle could be set up in Tasker, via a homescreen widget, that would toggle between different levels of brightness (e.g. I never use the highest brightness setting, so perhaps 10%, 20%, 30% and 50%).

Might look into that.

Maxy

Edit: actually I haave a vague recollection of someone else doing this, so not my idea.
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I wonder whether a toggle could be set up in Tasker, via a homescreen widget, that would toggle between different levels of brightness (e.g. I never use the highest brightness setting, so perhaps 10%, 20%, 30% and 50%).

Might look into that.

Maxy

Edit: actually I haave a vague recollection of someone else doing this, so not my idea.
For 70p (ish), you can get Extended Controls, that'll do the job.

Aside from the brightness controls, it's a really handy app anyway.
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For 70p (ish), you can get Extended Controls, that'll do the job.

Aside from the brightness controls, it's a really handy app anyway.
I concur with El P Extended Controls is a wonderful app with various options to customise what each toggle does and how the widget looks as a whole. It has also had all the toggles updated to work with GB. </p>
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As we know Android provides a widget that allows you to enable or disable these settings: WiFi,Bluetooth,GPS,Sync,Brightness.Donít you think that the widget is insufficient since we use other settings more than these above? With Extended Controls, Android Power Widget can be improved allowing users to add main settings:

- 2G-3G (Shortcut + label network)
- APN (Renaming APN or Direct Mode)
- Wifi (with indicator label)
- Bluetooth
- Brightness (High customization, with custom seekbar, label percentage, native mode)
- Direct GPS (No shortcut)
- Auto Sync
- Auto Rotate
- Airplane Mode
- SD Scanner
- Silent Mode
- Vibration Mode
- Timeout (customizable with label)
- Stay Awake toggle
- Torch
- Mount USB
- AlwaysOn feature
- AutoLock
- Reboot (only for root users!! bootloader, normal or fastboot, confirm dialog)
- Battery (image, percentage or image percentage; color label)
- Locale
- Hotspot Wifi
- USB Tether
- LockPattern
- AudioManager (Switch directly from mute, vibration and normal mode)
- Lock Screen (turn your screen off)
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More info here: Extended Controls v5.3 Android Apk App (5.3)
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I wonder whether a toggle could be set up in Tasker, via a homescreen widget, that would toggle between different levels of brightness (e.g. I never use the highest brightness setting, so perhaps 10%, 20%, 30% and 50%).

Might look into that.

Maxy

Edit: actually I haave a vague recollection of someone else doing this, so not my idea.
I have Tasker to turn on Screen Filter at a certain time. I also have it turn on during some games since I really don't need full brightness then. I also use Widgetsoid to make a notification toggle (so I don't have to put it on my homescreen).

If you need help with it in Tasker, let me know. It's actually really easy, though.

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manually adjusting the screen is good. If you are planning to stay put in a dark place, then yea, adjusting it is fine. But if you plan on going outside and you have screen brightness at a lower level, youre going to be hooped.
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True 363.

It can be difficult to find the brightness button in direct sunlight on a dim screen.
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