FS#5853 - Backlight dimming setting

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by newbeewan (newbeewan) - Saturday, 19 August 2006, 08:49 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Wednesday, 02 April 2008, 20:33 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category LCD
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No



I'm using rockbox on X5 for several weeks, and I think it will be more usable if the backlight doesn't goes totaly off after the backlight period, such as the original firmware. It put the lcd in a semi-backlighted before put it totally off.

I don't now what kind of job is it, but it can be very interesting for end users ;)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Rani Hod (RaeNye) - Thursday, 24 August 2006, 06:46 GMT
The LCD is put to sleep mode when BL goes off to save power, so nothing /is/ displayed.
Comment by Dan (Skyly) - Sunday, 05 November 2006, 17:39 GMT
I second the original post. I use a H340 and wish that the backlight would simply dim to a low setting first instead of the screen switching off completely.

Ready backlight brightness
Time until idle backlight
Idle backlight brightness
Time until LCD off

Users who still wanted the screen to switch off straight after the ready backlight could simply set "Time until LCD off" to zero.
Comment by Dan (Skyly) - Sunday, 05 November 2006, 17:53 GMT
.. or something more elegant.

Sorry to double post, just realised the last sentence of the previous post wasn't a very clever one, and can't edit.

Ready backlight brightness.
Idle backlight brightness.
Time from ready to idle backlight, or skip.
Time from ready to LCD off (must be greater than Time to idle backlight).
Comment by Travis Hyyppa (Travis) - Sunday, 10 December 2006, 20:08 GMT
This would be a very good feature. It would save me so much battery.
Comment by Michael Engler (mugugaibu) - Sunday, 08 April 2007, 05:57 GMT
This is a feature that I liked about the Gigabeat software as well. Although in the original software, you could either have the screen dim or shut off. I think the option to have it dim and then shut off after a specified time would be great.
Comment by Carlton Stedman (sageman) - Friday, 22 June 2007, 15:46 GMT
I agree, this would be a great feature. You should be able to set a dimming level. However, this should be overwritten if plugged in and the selection to always keep the LCD lit up when plugged in is selected.