1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

display brightness won't go down

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by splesmith, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. splesmith

    splesmith Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My blind aunt is going to be using my phone some. We found a launcher called Eyes Free Shell, which works pretty well in conjunction with Spiel screenreader, and IDEAL MP3 player. But that's beside the point.

    The thing is, when she's using the phone, the display brightness doesn't really need to be on, and the battery will last longer for her if it's not. I found an app called Shades that turns the brightness far lower than Settings will allow, but it seems like Tasker should be able to do this, and I'd safe some space on my phone if it did.

    I set up a Tasker widget to set display brightness to 0, flash %BRIGHT, wait five minutes, and set the brightness to 30. (The last part is for testing purposes only.)

    The widget locks the screen. So all her nice accessible apps that use the touchscreen won't work.

    Ok, so 0 = screen off. I can live with that. So I set it to 1. Nothing happens. The widget works -- it will set brightness to anything in the normal range. But it won't set brightness to 1.

    Beginner mode is off, Auto-Brightness is off, I've checked Disable Safeguard, Ignore Current Level, and Immediate Effect.

    It flashes the correct number for %BRIGHT, but the screen brightness stays the same. What's wrong?

  2. userloser

    userloser Newbie

    try rootdim or screen filter.


Tasker Forum


⚙No repetitive tasks for you, let your Android device handle it!⚙
Total Automation, From Settings to SMS. Here are only some
of the things you could do with Tasker. Its real power is the flexibility to combine contexts and tasks however you wish: https://tasker.joaoapps.com/exampleuses.htmlAutomations
Make your phone a true smart
phone! Why remember to change the volume every day when you leave home when your phone can do it for you? Automate stuff based on the app you're in
, the time of day
, your location
, your Wi-Fi network
, Received SMS or Calls
, the currently playing song
and many other (130+) states and events! Check out how easy it is to create an automation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6EAbLW5WSkActions
350+ actions allow you to truly customize your phone like never before! Send SMS, create notifications, change almost any system setting like Wifi Tether, Dark Mode, Always On Display, change any volume, control Do Not Disturb, open apps, file manipulation, control music playback, get your location... you get the idea. If you can think of it, Tasker can probably do it for you! Note: root is NOT (I repeat NOT) required for majority of the functions.
However, a few of the actions (like the Airplane Mode action and the Mobile Data action on some devices) require root. Regarding those few actions that do require root, this is because of Android security policies that developers cannot work around. ☑ Other Triggers
Manually trigger your actions via launcher shortcuts, quick setting tiles, widgets, long-pressing volume buttons, media buttons (like the ones on your BT headsets or headphones), Bixby button, Navigation Bar, Notificaitons and more! ☑ Join - Remote Tasker
Adding Join (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joaomgcd.join) to the mix will even allow you to trigger tasks from another Android device or PC! ☑ Scenes
Design your own UI and use it to display any info you want or trigger any task! ☑ App Creation
Create your own standalone apps to share or sell with the Tasker App Factory (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.appfactory)! ☑ Developer Friendly
A lot of 3rd party developers already allow you to perform actions in their apps and listen to their events/states through Tasker! Check out a list of plugins https://tasker.joaoapps.com/pluginlist.html. You can also call most of the Web APIs from Tasker with the powerful HTTP Auth and HTTP Request actions! Check out an example https://youtu.be/yAt2D1XmgUI. ☑ 7 day trial - one time payment to unlock
Get it here: https://tasker.joaoapps.com/download.htmlUseful Links
Starter Guides: https://tasker.joaoapps.com/guides.html Pre-made projects: https://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/ Official Support Forumhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tasker Community full of people willing to help: https://www.reddit.com/r/tasker/ It's not possible to fix problems reported via Play Store Comments so please use the "Report Issue To Developer" option in the app > Menu to do so. Note
: Tasker uses the BIND_DEVICE_ADMIN permission in order to provide the System Lock functionality

February 15, 2020
Last Updated

Share This Page