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Quote:Forget "short of red film. I have never seen _any_ tablet or phone that didn't need red film to preserve your night vision.
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Quote:I can guarantee that we are not fiddling with the backlight intensity. If it is changing then it must be a side effect of something else. I can try to take a look at it. Can an app even adjust the backlight intensity without being rooted?
Sorry if we didn't respond to an earlier inquiry. Sometimes thing fall through the cracks.
Quote:Could the issue be unique to Jelly Bean? Which Android version do you have on the Incredible? It would be interesting to get some more data points.I have ScreenDim installed, but ended up not using it, becausse minimum backlight in ScreenDim turns out to be the same level as minimum "brightness" under the Android Settings menu. Apparently the Nexus tablets are somewhat unusual in that regard.
Quote:HiI always have auto brightness off and have it down a bit.On screen dim I have the top slider all the way down and the bottom slider at about 40% ands that as good enough in daylight indoors. I went under some covers in bed (thanks for the excuse BTW) and found I could turn down the bottom slider to pretty much zero.Started up Ss , zoomed so only 1 major star (Capella), turn eds on night mode and no jump in brightness. It also made the SS display invisible.. So I think I'm going to be pretty happy using screen dim and SS without night mode.. Of course there's the actual field testing I've not yet done but I can already tell that the light output has decreased many time s over and that these apps do appear to dim the backlight, to a point .
Quote:They do dim the screens but to really preserve dark adaptation, a red screen is a necessity, i don't think there is any way around it.Jon