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General Screen brightness app. Find one that works!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hookem, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. hookem

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    Finally found an app that lets you adjust brightness with one touch. It's called FastBright. Says its only for Cupcake, but works fine on 2.1.
     

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    Thanks, will try it today
     
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    A brightness control is already built into the 2.1 OS. It is under Android widget, titled power control.
    I had to turn them sideways due the sites limit parameters being reversed (620 X 280) instead of the correct way of 280 X 620
     

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    Fastbright works great for me too Eris, 2.1
     
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    Nice. Thanks for the post.
     
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    If I remember right, none of the brightness control apps on the market worked with our Eris's on 1.5... I tried a few but after the initial change the brightness would come back up to the previous level. However, that is no longer the case with 2.1 - I am able to change the brightness (I use Quick Profiles) to anything I want and it finally stays that way. That alone has made me glad I upgraded to 2.1...
     
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    What does this do that the native one doesn't? I can put my screen dim, little brighter, and all the way is I think how it works.
     
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    yep, dont work for 1.5
     
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    Fastbright only gives you two choices that you can set. I have it set to 0% and 76%. I don't like running the screen at 100% brightness and the "little brighter" setting (looks like about 33%) is a little too dim for me.

    Is there a way to set the native app to specific levels?
     
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    If you're referring to 1.5, then as far as I know no - none of the market apps will work correctly.

    If you're running 2.1, you can use that native widget to toggle between "backlight off" and whatever level you specified in Settings. I personally have my brightness set to 50%. If you want various brightness profiles, check out any of the brightness apps or widgets on the Market - they should now function properly. As I mentioned, I use Quick Profiles and it lets me set the brightness to 0 (off) or to any 10% step.
     
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    Am I alone in liking the auto brightness feature?
     
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    Not sure how Quick Settings works, but Fastbright is a widget. Just tap it to dim or brighten to preset setting.
     
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    I have no problem with auto brightness either.
     
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    i crank my brightness all the way up and carry around sunglasses.
     

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