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Title: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: Robin99 on March 08, 2012, 10:01:02
When I'm using "allow to dim a screen" option, I would like to have a possibility to set level of dim. Is there possibility to create such option?
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: berkley on March 09, 2012, 16:13:18
Hi,

I don't think that this option already exists. Maybe you want to try an external app called "Screen Filter":
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haxor (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haxor)

I use it most times and it works great if you call this app directly from the right panel in Locus!

Cheers, berkley
Title: AW: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: druki on March 09, 2012, 21:01:24
I also use screen filter for geocaching at night. It's great to dim the screen via widget.
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: Menion on March 11, 2012, 11:22:21
thanks Matthias, perfect solution ... wish closed as "implemented by other program" :)
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: Robin99 on March 13, 2012, 13:19:35
Thanks, I know this application. I wanted more dim my screen to save battery, but i suppose this application using some kind of software solution rather actually dim a leds backlight of screen.
I was forced not to off(lock) my screen, because of some kind of bug with bluetooth communication (phone vs bluetooth gps module). This bug causes a communication freezes. That is why I've used a screen dim.
Now I found application which is resistant of this bug.
Thanks for trying to solve my problem
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: tommi on March 13, 2012, 17:36:03
Quote from: "Robin99"
Thanks, I know this application. I wanted more dim my screen to save battery, but i suppose this application using some kind of software solution rather actually dim a leds backlight of screen.
Robin, I definitely can confirm that Screen Filter saves battery depending on the configured brightness %-value. I use this quite often to listen music from the browser at a very low dimmed screen.

Quote from: "Robin99"
I was forced not to off(lock) my screen, because of some kind of bug with bluetooth communication (phone vs bluetooth gps module). This bug causes a communication freezes. That is why I've used a screen dim.
Now I found application which is resistant of this bug.
Just out of curiosity, which application is resistant regarding the BT comm bug?
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: Menion on March 13, 2012, 17:51:27
Quote from: "tommi62"
Quote from: "Robin99"
Thanks, I know this application. I wanted more dim my screen to save battery, but i suppose this application using some kind of software solution rather actually dim a leds backlight of screen.
Robin, I definitely can confirm that Screen Filter saves battery depending on the configured brightness %-value. I use this quite often to listen music from the browser at a very low dimmed screen.

and I think, that it depend on display! here for example http://blog.stevemould.com/phone-batter ... wallpaper/ (http://blog.stevemould.com/phone-battery-save-black-wallpaper/) post about Amoled displays. Cannot find any other post I read some time ago where was some comparation of display types ... damn
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: tommi on March 13, 2012, 19:16:34
Very nice article - and you're right, it depends on the display type. Amoled saves battery if dimmed, TFT (I guess this is the display type of Samsung Spica) might not save anything.
Title: Re: Different levels of screen dimm.
Post by: Robin99 on March 14, 2012, 01:02:55
Quote from: "tommi62"
Very nice article - and you're right, it depends on the display type. Amoled saves battery if dimmed, TFT (I guess this is the display type of Samsung Spica) might not save anything.
It makes sense.
Quote from: "tommi62"
Just out of curiosity, which application is resistant regarding the BT comm bug?
The application is called bluegps4droid http://http://sourceforge.net/p/bluegps4droid/home/Home/.
The funniest thing is, after using this application some of time I can use any other tb gps application without problems. Until next phone reboot .