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Froyo (2.2) Notification LED

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  1. lhm0304

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    I thank HTC for trying to take Blackberry's notification LED and implementing on our Desire
    However, I have yet to find it useful because the LED light (other than battery indication) stops functioning after few minutes for missed calls, text msgs

    I was hoping once they update it to 2.2, they would fix this problem.
    Is there ANY way to make the LED lights stay on until I check it?
    Also, are there any apps that can change the color of the LED light?
    THANKS
     

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    That's odd... I'm afraid I can't help with the first question, because mine does flash until I check whatever it's flashing about (at least, as far as I'm aware... Perhaps I've just always checked it too soon. I'll test tonight and get back to you).

    As for the second question: The only app I've found that lets you change the LED colour is Handcent. Everything else I've tried gives the option, but doesn't actually work on the Desire. I don't know of any app that lets you change the LED colour for things like charging, email, reminders, and other general notifications.
     
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    hi,
    interesting - i thought mine wasnt functioning fully - seems to be a bit random as to whether it stays on or not for new notifications
     
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    the stock led blinking function is not good on my desire other than the batt low one. for missed calls, it just shuts off after 1mt or so, i think.
    handcent lets u change sms notfication colours. blue one is good.
    I am using missed reminder also, but the colour options dont work in those.
     
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    I use an app called Settings Profiles to alter my profile based on location / calendar etc. but there's an option in there for the Notification Light to flash repeatedly...

    Works nicely for me.
     
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    There's an app called Missed Reminder you can download which lets you set the LED to fire all the time until you acknowledge the alert. I think it's very useful because I don't use any audible or haptic alerts at all.
     
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    Nice one. Got missed reminder loaded now :)
    Shame it doesn't do event reminders too

    Cheers
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    Does it let you change the colour as well?
     
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    the app doesnt' work..... its garbage. I tested it earlier and the notification LED still turns off in a few mins even with this app.
     
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    If you're not referring to missed reminder, try that. I've been using it since I got the phone in April and it works fine.
     
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    Well I check a message earlier, that had been received like 20 minutes beforehand, and the LED was still blinking. I'm using Handcent.
     
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    After getting your advices, I downloaded Missed Reminder. It worked fine until it got me to delete it again.. because the LED would blink even after I check the missed text msgs.

    Any good LED notification app??
     
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    Update: I received an email earlier, and left it to see if the LED would stop, and sure enough, it did. That really sucks. Hopefully it's fixed in the new Sense, or Gingerbread, or whatever.
     
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    Hi all.
    Seems to be workng ok for me

    Desire with 2.2
     
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    What's annoying me is that i've turned off LED notifications in the settings menu, but when receiving an email from gmail (suing gmail app) it still flashes. I've checked gmail settings and you can only change notifications for vibrate and noise, which i want on.
    Anyone else noticed this and have a way to solve it?
     
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