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Landscape screen dim outside and 2.1 keyboard issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dlwills, May 24, 2010.

  1. dlwills

    dlwills Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    When outside or in the car, the landscape brightness of my Eris is rather dim making viewing difficult but when I switch back to the portrait view the screen is of normal brightness. Inside, switching from portrait to landscape viewing is not an issue. This was happening while on 1.5 as well. I have looked and played around with settings but can not seem to find a solution. Any suggestions?

    Another quirk, that arose with 2.1, is the keyboard. It seems to easily go to all caps, numbers, or exits with the slightest variance off of the A, M or the space key. My daughter's Eris is having the same issue with the keyboard. Any suggestions for a better keyboard?

    Eris is my first smart phone and I am loving the experience.


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  2. ithejdi

    ithejdi Member

    You could try to calibrate the keyboard. Menu>Settings>Language&keyboard>Touch Input>Text Input>Calibration Tool.

    Sorry no idea on the brightness issue.
  3. thephased

    thephased Newbie


    You could use Swype instead of the regular keyboard.

    Concerning the brightness in landscape mode outside issue...are you by any chance viewing your phone with polarized sun glasses? Because I have the same problem when I look at the phone in landscape mode outside with my sun glasses on. It seems like the phone brightness goes away and the screen is almost completely black, yet when I put it back to portrait I can see it again.
  4. dlwills

    dlwills Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Most likely I am wearing sunglasses, I'll have to make note of that tomorrow. If I turn the phone diagonal from the landscape position, for a moment, the landscape is brighter but then it changes to the portrait orientation.

  5. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Are you sure your not covering up the light sensor with your finger? The phone may be thinking your in a dark place and lowering the brightness accordingly. Avoid having your finger on this spot on the phone:


    If you find that it keeps doing it, go to display settings and in the brightness setting disable the automatic brightness.
  6. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    It's the sunglasses. I have the exact same issue.

    It's not the actual brightness that is dimming. Lift your sunglasses off and you will see that the phone is just as bright as it is in portrait mode. This drives me crazy when I am on the golf course. I keep forgetting that it's the sunglasses and think something is wrong with my phone.
  7. dlwills

    dlwills Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow, it was the sunglasses. I usually wear sunglasses outside even on hazy days. Thanks guys!


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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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