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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zpzgclan, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. zpzgclan

    zpzgclan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok so i set the brightness to the lowest.i turned off the automatic brightness adjustment and i also disabled the power saving mode on my captivate. however, the screen goes back to the brigthest sometimes. is anyone having the same problem?

  2. Blackforge

    Blackforge Member

    Some applications override the brightness settings.
  3. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Android Enthusiast

    The stock browser has it's own brightness setting. Also, there is a kind of "dynamic contrast setting" that will adjust the brightness a bit depending on how much white or black is on the screen. Maybe one of these options are confusing you?

    For the browser brightness setting, press the menu button and its on the very bottom under the normal settings button. In my opinion i think it was pretty stupid of samsung to have the browser have its own brightness setting with no option to keep it on the system brightness setting.

    For the dynamic contrast brightness setting, press the menu from the home screen, go to settings, sound and display, and disable the power saving mode.
  4. jhnstn00

    jhnstn00 Member

    Also the brightness can be adjusted by moving your finger from left to right on the top bar.
  5. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Android Enthusiast

    wow, i didn't know that
  6. Tinyboss

    Tinyboss Newbie

    That was news to me, too. Thanks, jhnstn00!
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  7. jhnstn00

    jhnstn00 Member

    No problem
  8. contentryder

    contentryder Newbie

    wow may have been the cause for my brightness to keep changing all the time? thanks!
  9. bentroxell

    bentroxell Newbie

    No that's not the cause. I experienced this too and it was very annoying.
  10. kryichek

    kryichek Newbie

    I agree, this is very annoying. Hopefully this gets fixed in the future. The phone brightness settings should over rule any application settings for it.
  11. NJR

    NJR Well-Known Member

    In the meantime I have found that the Power Control Widget allows you to toggle to three brightness levels instantly. I use the darkest setting most of the time and switch to bright when outdoors in sunlight.
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  12. shikem

    shikem Member

    My new Captivate seems to have a rather blueish tint.
  13. dantheman2

    dantheman2 Member

    You'll notice that sound volume levels return to full too for system sounds. That annoys me. Seems like after running certain apps or maybe rebooting.
  14. This phone is annoying the heck out of me. I REALLY appreciate HTC Android phones now... QUIT CHANGING THE BRIGHTNESS ON ME!!!

    Anyone know how to stick the brightness? Even with the browser on high setting it's still dimmer than my main settings.
  15. Ethere

    Ethere Member

    Just noticed this myself....very bad move to make a separate brightness setting for the browser.

    MYFASTANG Newbie

    This has the same effect as dragging your finger across the top of the screen. That function also toggles between the three brightness settings.
  17. Zenoture

    Zenoture Lurker

    I knew my finger movement of some sort was triggering the brightness!! But still, I keep setting the brightness to low to save battery, but no avail =(

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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