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  1. JDMasFCK

    JDMasFCK Active Member

    Does anyone know how to quickly adjust the screen brightness with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0? Before installing ICS 4.0, I would be able to swipe the "Top Notification Bar" and I would be able to quickly adjust the brightness but I can't do that anymore with ICS 4.0.

    Thanks :D

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  2. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member

    Actually to tell you the truth that is the option I miss the most from Gingerbread because I keep my screen at nearly the lowest brightness so that it does not waste battery like crazy but I am afraid now the quickest way would be to have the power control widget which is ridiculously big and to adjust it from there :'(
  3. dopejayoh

    dopejayoh Well-Known Member

    I definitely have to agree with you on that one. I noticed that they had taken off the brightness adjustment from the notification bar and tried to find another way but you pretty much have to do it the long way. As far as the power control widget goes itself, I think it's too big now. I liked how it was before with just a 4x1 widget with the wifi, gps, bluetooth, etc.
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Are you sure it's not available? go to menu>settings>display>brightness and make sure auto is unchecked and then try it. It still works for me (but I'm using the ShoStock2 rom right now and the Apex launcher, so it might just be in that.) Worth a try, anyway.
  5. JDMasFCK

    JDMasFCK Active Member

    Nope it still doesn't work :/
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    I took a shot. If it's a deal breaker you could always find a ROM that supports it.
  7. JDMasFCK

    JDMasFCK Active Member

    It's fine I'll stick with it, I tried the Power Control Widget and I actually like it! :D
  8. Rob867

    Rob867 New Member

    Hey all, I stumbled upon this quick method with 4.0 once. Tap and Hold the top indicator bar, after two and a half seconds, just slide your finger left to right to dim up and down. Much better then gingerbread IMO. Cheers

    Forgot to mention: I think auto dim must be disabled for this to work. Also youtube has videos of this method, but since I just signed up to your forum, I cant post links quite yet. (spam security) hope this helps guys n girls thx
  9. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi Rob and welcome to the forums. :wavey:

    Unless I'm just missing something or doing it wrong, I thought that was disabled in the ICS update.
  10. axarturk

    axarturk New Member

    Atma likes this.
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    Atma Well-Known Member

  12. gurak

    gurak Member

    Thanks for this.
    I have been looking for something similar, and have tried quite a few of the popular widgets but this one seems to do the trick most elegantly.

    That being said, it took me about 15 minutes to get it set up in a fashion that was easy to use but didn't interfere with my icon setup - It's extremely customizable.
    Still, very much worth a look if you want an effective but unobtrusive brightness tool, and don't mind spending a few minutes to tweak it to match your usage patterns.

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