Display-Off app?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Phileas, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Phileas

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    I'm after some kind of app which allows me to turn the display off.

    I want this because if I'm listening to internet radio via the BBC iPlayer, the display remains on which seems a waste of battery. Also, it would prevent accidental clicking of web links.

    Any ideas anyone?
     

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  2. glenmcfar

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    Doesn't clicking the power button on the top of the phone turn the display off and lock the keys for you?
     
  3. Phileas

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    Perhaps I should have explained further. Since the iPlayer is just a web page (as opposed to an app like the music player), it won't play in the background, so the power button stops it. Similarly, if I set it going and try to do something else with the phone, it stops.
     
  4. snowmobile

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    You could try displaying the night mode dimmed clock and see if the internet radio will still work with that. Click on the HTC clock then press the little moon and star icon (it's towards the bottom of the screen).
     
  5. kingvortex

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  6. Phileas

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    Unfortunately I'm running stock Android Froyo so I haven't got the HTC clock at the moment, but it's a useful suggestion, thanks.
     
  7. Phileas

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  8. mjpartyboy

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    Will copas2's Proximity Tool be any use in your situation:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/94942-use-proximity-sensor-disable-screen-while-pocket.html

    A newer version of myPlayer was released a couple of weeks ago, v0.88b, and it lets you download programmes in addition to streaming them.
     
  9. snowmobile

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    There are night clocks on the market although I haven't tried them. This one for instance Night Clock - Android app on AppBrain
     
  10. Phileas

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  11. charlies99

    charlies99 Well-Known Member
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    Power control widget on the HTC has screen brightness adjustment.....But if you are on stock rom dunno if you have that ?
     
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