General disable keyboard backlighting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Morgan_old, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Morgan_old

    Morgan_old New Member
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    So I just got the bronze g1 last night and one noticeably annoying thing is when it is daylight out and the keyboard backlight comes on the keys are like impossible to read. During the day it would be nice if they would stay off.

    Any ideas for this setting or apps that can help?
     

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  2. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member
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    Vis versa i would like the option to have the keys be on the whole time the screen is active when in dark conditions.
     
  3. steffann

    steffann New Member
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    I just put a small application in the Android Market that turns the keyboard backlight off. It doesn't even show anything on the screen, so it is easy to use by binding it to a keyboard shortcut with Settings->Applications->Quick launch.

    The application is in the Market in Applications->Tools and it's called Dark Keys.
     
  4. six41

    six41 Member
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    thank you thank you thank you
     
  5. steffann

    steffann New Member
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    FYI: I just released Dark Keys 2.0, which includes most of the suggestions I received from users.
     
  6. Francescamice

    Francescamice Member
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    How do you get the keyboard backlight to stay on longer?
    help please
    thanks
    fran:D
     
  7. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member
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    It would be great if future models of the G1 (and other phones with backlit keys) to have a light sensor that adjusted the brightness of the keys based on the surrounding lighting conditions. It would allow you to tweak the sensitivity, set it to always on or always off, set delays and timeouts.
     
  8. ismism

    ismism New Member
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    This seems like a glaring omission on HTC/Android's part. My geek license hasn't expired yet, but still, it's ridiculous that you have to root your G1 to turn off the stupid keyboard backlight. I really wish I hadn't gotten a white model.
     
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