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Subject: Re: ipod - manual backlights

Re: ipod - manual backlights

From: Alexander Bluem <>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 12:14:34 +0100

On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:21:21 +0100
Jonas H <> wrote:

> Alexander Bluem wrote:
> > On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 18:32:59 -0500
> > Michael DiFebbo <> wrote:
> >
> >>> previous / original firmware... most odd or even annoying is the
> >>> lack of manual backlights... like it used to be on the ipod
> >>> pressing the menu button for a couple of seconds. then the lights
> >>> turned on. pressing the menu button once more for a couple of
> >>> seconds switched them off again.
> >> I don't use the Apple firmware much, but just doing a quick test on
> >> my iPod, it looks like the backlight turns on whenever the iPod
> >> detects a button press or scroll event, and then turns off in
> >> whatever time is set in the "backlight timer" setting. Pressing
> >> and holding the menu button doesn't seem to have any effect. The
> >> backlight is still controlled by the timer setting.
> >>
> >> In any event, Rockbox has a number of options for controlling the
> >> backlight, which you can find described here:
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Thank you for the response. I DID check all the available backlight
> > settings and I still do miss the previously described feature.
> >
> > The reason behind is simple. Occasionally at night, when going from
> > one place to another, I simply can't see much what's on the display.
> > So if I can't see very well, chances are quite slim that I will find
> > the settings for backlight.
> Use the setting General > Display > First Keypress Enables Backlight
> Only.

Yes, thanks again.

I read the manual, even before I posted/wrote my message. And I was in
that menu multiple times.
I simply don't like my ipod to light up everytime I touch a button or
the scroll pad. I want to turn on the lights when I press a button
LONG enough. A setting for THAT particular condition is not there.

So obviously my idea, or this function is not implemented. You could
see it as a feature request then.


P.S.: Please don't reply directly, use the mailinglist. Unless it is
something you want only me to know.


Received on 2006-11-06

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