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Ability to light up the screen for new notifications

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Archon810, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Archon810

    Archon810 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2009
    I'm using the new US version of HTC Hero (I believe it's running 1.5) and I
    noticed the following pretty annoying problem that I cannot seem to tweak.

    If a new calendar event or alarm come in, the screen briefly lights up to
    show what the message is, and then turns off after a short while. That way,
    I don't have to turn it on, pull down the protective screen, then the
    notification bar, etc.

    However, with email, SMS, gtalk, and the like, the screen doesn't light up.
    There are settings for having a sound or vibrate, neither of which light up
    the screen. When I press the Menu or power button, the new notification
    sits happily in both the lower part of the screen and the notification area.

    I hope I am being clear.

    This is filed as a bug Issue 4245 - android - Ability to light up the screen for new notifications - Project Hosting on Google Code which so far got no responses. :-/


  2. lgrulz

    lgrulz New Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    Very true that annoyed me too. I have sprint and went with the other messaging app called handcent. Now when I receive a message, text or pic atleast it'll light up and has many other options. Prolly doesnt work with email though I havent tested or noticed that...

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