Very useful applet, must have one :)
Advanced Backlight is a statusbar applet that combines the volume and backlight applets, and gives access to the full 128 levels of backlight (127 on the N800), as opposed to the 5 levels provided by the Nokia applet.
|Authors||Ryan Abel, Adam Harwell, Jonas Hurrelmann|
As of 0.14-4:
I had been using this app for a lot of time, I love the fine tuning it lets me do to the brightness and sound. And, when I installed rotation support (just two months ago), I was delighted to see it so well integrated :)
When I turned on my brand new N810, it felt broken. It took me some seconds to realize why: I was used to Advanced Backlight on my old N800. (In fact, I was so used to it I no longer thought of it as a 3rd party add-on.)
This isn't only a useful and good app. It's absolutly necessary. Never run a tablet without it.
I couldn't see the point of this applet before and I uninstalled it. Then I realised that it replaced the Maemo sound and brightness icons (remove in control panel > panels) in the precious status bar. Excellent idea!
Really useful applet.
I hope the success of Advanced Backlight make think to Nokia about how save space in the statusbar if they maintain it in Fremantle.
Really loving it, great work, guys, but unfortunately the "Settings now persist across reboots" change You mentioned for version 0.9 does not seem to work for me as far as the screen brightness is concerned. Volume keeps its setting just fine, but the brightness goes back to an about 60% level each time I start the device. Which, if all goes well, is just once a day, of course, but still.
Is it just me or have You already noticed this Yourselves (and are eventually already working on a fix)?
Again - thanks so much for all Your work (and the ingenious idea to begin with)!
@Uwe That's what previous versions have always done and that's what this version does still, we just offer the user the ability to override it (for whatever reason, it was requested). :)
@Fabrice This, unfortunately, is completely out of our control. It's part of dsme and Nokia doesn't offer the option to disable the progressive dimming and brightening.
Don't forget to remove the default Volume & Backlight icons from the panel, moving this much more efficient one in their place! :)
Nice touch with LCARS too.
Thank you Ryan & Adam! :))
Very Good: Only one icon for volume and backlight intensity Not so good: The option to reduce backlight volume on n800's to zero what seems to be bad. there is only a hint not to do that. better would be a device detection routine in the software :)
Very handy application! It works pretty well on my N800. IMHO The backlight scroller is not enough reactive: after moving it, the backlight may take some time to reach the correct luminosity level.
Excellent application! My tablet is now much more usable as the default 'low' backlight was too bright for night reading. Also combines light & sound on oone icon, so is tidier on the status bar. Nokia should replace their own one with this.
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