FS#8285 - "Flashlight" plugin
Opened by William Thomas (p.opus) - Sunday, 09 December 2007, 06:41 GMT
Last edited by Peter D'Hoye (petur) - Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 21:16 GMT
I used to use the brightness of my Sansa E200 display in original firmware as sort of a "flashlight" to illuminate my way around the house or any other need where I needed a little light. The display on the Sansa is by default rather bright, and can illuminate an entire room with the brightest settings.
With Rockbox, my favorite themes have a darker background and as such, the display is not usable as a "flashlight" anymore. I like the dark background/light letters for readability, but don't wish to change a theme, just to get more output from the screen light.
Perhaps a quick little plugin called flashlight could be added to plugins,
The "flashlight" would turn on whenever the application is selected. Rockbox would set maximum brightness on the LCD and provide a blank screen with a background color of FFFFFF regardless of the currently selected theme.
When the select or menu button is pushed, the plugin would simply go back to the Plugin selection screen with the original brightness and Theme.
If you wanted more features, such as a timer for the light, then you could simply add a configure screen that would allow you to perhaps set the max time of activation and customize the "color" of the light by using the color configurator much like the current background color configurator is written
It seems like it would be a pretty simple plugin, and I would use it quite a bit.
I just don't know how to code.
Any chance for a simple "flashlight" plugin? Any interest from others?
Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 21:16 GMT
Reason for closing: Accepted