FS#5997 - Option for backlight to NOT turn on for first keypress or for specific actions...
Opened by Basil L. (bazmonkey) - Friday, 15 September 2006, 08:58 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Monday, 06 August 2007, 07:46 GMT
In the interest of conserving battery life, I think it would be useful to have the ability to have the backlight turn on after, say, two keypresses within a few seconds. Like many people, I often reach into my pocket to just turn up the volume, skip a track, etc. For quick actions like that, there's no need for the backlight to run at all. If it took two keypresses within two seconds to turn on the backlight, it would eliminate a lot of needless backlight power, but still be convenient to turn the light back on.
Unlike some sort of hotkey combination to turn on the backlight on-the-fly, a two-keypress option would not require any extra work out of the user to save power. Most any action that requires viewing the screen takes at least two keypresses. At the same time, it would be trivial to hit an extra button to get the backlight on in any other situation, so it wouldn't really be cumbersome.
Moreover, the ability to choose how many keypresses, and within what length of time, it takes to trigger the backlight would be even better, letting the user choose a more fine-tuned setting that would work best for them.
Monday, 06 August 2007, 07:46 GMT
Reason for closing: Rejected
Additional comments about closing: Closing all feature requests.