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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: yaroslav_s]
      #5517973 - 11/13/12 01:38 PM Attachment (43 downloads)

With autohiding Nav bar

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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: yaroslav_s]
      #5523241 - 11/16/12 05:29 PM

Yaroslav, thank you for your novel solution to the same problem.

N.b. Yaroslav's solution also requires a rooted device, I believe.


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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: snorkler]
      #5524532 - 11/17/12 03:01 PM

Yes, device should be rooted.

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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: yaroslav_s]
      #5525256 - 11/17/12 10:57 PM

The recent upgrade to Android OS 4.2 has messed up a lot of things.

I can't access my flash drive using 4.2 because Stickmount and the other USB mounting apps aren't working due to 4.2 changing to a per-process mounting scheme that leaves all of the USB storage apps unable to cope with the changes.

Couple that with new Nandroid restore issues caused by a 4.2 directory emulation situation (4.2 allows multiple user accounts, but emulates their individual user directory locations while keeping their actual locations as subdirectories of users 0, 1, 2, etc.), and I'm going back to Paranoid Android based on 4.1.1.


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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: snorkler]
      #5527246 - 11/19/12 01:36 AM

Therefore I stayed at 4.1.2. Will wait until 2 things - normal work with USB storage and external 3G modems.

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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: yaroslav_s]
      #5528298 - 11/19/12 04:07 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I found SkEye to be a phenomenal - take that as it is from someone last using a Palm PDA...

I'm surprised that SkySafari does not hide the nav bar or blank the nave buttons like some other apps. (MX Player when playing a video). I also seem to recall an app that would replace the nav buttons with very dim fuzzy dots.


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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) [Re: Ctwo]
      #5528964 - 11/19/12 10:19 PM

Bill from Southern Skies just posted above that he's incorporating the mini-dot nav buttons in an upcoming release of SkySafari.

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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: snorkler]
      #5566968 - 12/12/12 04:27 AM

I thought I would update this thread with some details on how I dim my screen for night vision use. I use an app named Screen Dim, which allows me to set 2 different day brightness settings and 3 different night settings. Each setting can be a separate combination of brightness (top slider bar) and contrast (bottom slider bar), and is linked to a different icon. See the screen capture below to see the Screen Dim settings selection screen, and its minimum settings. The reason you can see them is because the demo option (see OFF button in upper left) is turned off.


The next screen capture shows my home screen with 3 night brightness & 1 day setting (the moon and sun icons), plus a Screen Dim cancel icon (the gear icon with the diagonal red slash) in the lower right corner.


Edited by snorkler (12/12/12 05:14 PM)


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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: snorkler]
      #5566983 - 12/12/12 05:08 AM

Russell:

For sure, ScreenDim is the one. It's the work of Cloudy Nighter arpruss who sometimes posts here. He has a couple of other valuable pieces of software, LunarMap and GB Keyboard with night mode.

LunarMap comes in two forms, the light and the HD, both offer quite detailed maps of the moon. GB Keyboard with night mode provides a red keyboard for night time use.

Jon


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Re: Snorkler's astronomy-optimized Nexus 7 (Android) new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5567295 - 12/12/12 10:31 AM

Thanks Jon,

I use arpruss' GB keyboard, too, and was aware that they're the work of the same developer. In addition to the Screen Dim customization, my ROM (Paranoid Android) also offers a wide range of screen-dimming options. Following is the first-level display settings menu (first level is Automatic backlight). When I select 'Use custom,' I get the 'Edit other levels' option.

Next screen captures show the Paranoid Android screen brightness range.


Darrell

Edited by snorkler (12/12/12 05:38 PM)


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