Longer light on the 4 buttons on the bottom


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  1. TheSuperman

    TheSuperman Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I'm using the phone in areas that are dark, the 4 buttons "option, home, back and search do not stay light for more that about 5 seconds.

    I would be nice to have a little more time on that. Is this possible?
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    Moving you to the vibrant thread.
     
  3. TheSuperman

    TheSuperman Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not sure why this got moved seeing that I have a Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S and I thought that's where I should be posting.
     
  4. seepage

    seepage Well-Known Member

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    There is also a Fascinate forum
     
  5. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    My bad. Since you said 4 buttons, I thought it's a vibrant. The Galaxy S I9000 only has 2 buttons plus one physical home button.
     
  6. phonefiend

    phonefiend Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Nevermind.
     
  7. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    You need a BLN kernel
     
  8. mikeherrera

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    I have a fascinate and I hate this also!
     
  9. tjbugs1

    tjbugs1 Well-Known Member

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    Link? Maybe its time to root...
     
  10. Frisco

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    Not long after buying my Fascinate I discovered that annoyance and began searching Market for an app that might address the issue: no luck at all.

    The hope is that it'll be fixed in some wonderful forthcoming update.
     
  11. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

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    Why Samsung would make it so short is beyond me. Hopefully it'll be fixed with our Magical, Mythical 2.2 update...lol
     
  12. Leonard1818

    Leonard1818 Well-Known Member

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    If this doesn't get fixed, I doubt I'll ever buy another samsung product on principle alone.

    it's not that I dislike their products but to me, not having this as a user-defined setting is a bit ridiculous. I've had LOTS of cell phones over many years and for as far back as I can recall there was some sort of "backlight time" option.
    (of course my first few phones didn't have this option I bet but I don't remember that far back! :) )
     
  13. Gibbyson

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    Right, and if everyone on the planet jumped at exactly the same time, the world would explode or whatever.[​IMG]
     
  14. oneiztoomany

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    what i dont get is why they dont light up when you wake up the phone. thats when i would like to see them. having them light up after i push them does me no good.
     
  15. Gibbyson

    Gibbyson Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, you know, you are right, that makes no dang sense what so ever. You ever like lose your keys or something, and while you are looking for them, someone asks "Okay, where is the last place you had them", i mean HELLO! if i knew where the last place i had them was, i wouldn't be effing looking for them, haha.
     
  16. Frisco

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    [​IMG] ^^^

    Thanks for the laugh of the day.
     
  17. oneiztoomany

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    exactly, my friend has a samsung phone that i think is the Epic. The lights do show when you wake his up, makes no sense that fascinate doesnt.
     
  18. phonefiend

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    It's a really simple software fix, so not sure why they don't release it already.
     
  19. DEng66

    DEng66 Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for customizable controls but I'll take the Fascinate's short timer over the perpetually on lights of all the Droids that make it impossible to read or watch video in low light without wearing sunglasses :)
     
  20. Frisco

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    It's a minor annoyance. What we obviously need is a user configuration choice in the menu somewhere.
     
  21. DEng66

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    I agree 100%! Why are things like this so obvious to everyone except the people who make the phones?
     
  22. II Kings 9:20

    II Kings 9:20 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, have had mine now for 2 fays love it but nothing is perfect, even a Lexus. It is annoying which should be fixed with sw. What can not be fixed it the power button opposite the volume. Several times grabbing the power results in an equaland oppoosite push of the volume. I leave my phin on vibrate and can not have it go off in certain settings I am in. This thing gets switched. I will need to let it auto time out which I can set and not manually turn it off- annoyance. None of this is worthy of a return. We'll see about the GPS which seems to be good once locked when outdoors.
     
  23. DEng66

    DEng66 Well-Known Member

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    Well I admit there are flaws with this phone but I have to say I really am liking it so far. I went from a Blackberry Tour to the first Droid to the Incredible to the iphone 4 to the Droid 2 to the Droid X and think I have found my home on the Fascinate.....at least until the next round of phones appears :)
     
  24. nitsuj17

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    i realize this would be more suited for the root forum, but since its a topic here.....
    wasupwithhuman at xda posted a mod to enable the keys to stay lit up for 15 seconds instead of 3.

    you need root and clockwork mod to do it. thats all i ll say on the subject but

    [MOD] Extended Soft Key Backlight - xda-developers

    if you want more info :cool:
     
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  25. Frisco

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    Great find, nitsuji. [​IMG]

    I'm going to link to it in the Rooting Guide.
     

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