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delta107
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Android display night mode new
      #5710117 - 03/03/13 08:27 AM

Hi I have an Asus Nexus 7, do you know any soft which turns the display to a red tint? I do know of soft which has integrated red display style, but I'd like something more elaborate, sometimes its necessary to change to different apps. Thanks!

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: delta107]
      #5710367 - 03/03/13 10:56 AM

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Hi I have an Asus Nexus 7, do you know any soft which turns the display to a red tint? I do know of soft which has integrated red display style, but I'd like something more elaborate, sometimes its necessary to change to different apps. Thanks!




Without rooting your Android, I don't know anything. Screen Dim is an integrated dimmer...

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Re: Android display night mode [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5827718 - 04/28/13 03:04 AM

My nexus 7 is rooted. I use SkySafari which has a red mode. But whenever I have to type something to search the keyboard kills my nightvision. So, does anybody have any suggestions? At night even the home 'buttons' are too bright. Do you know any way to change all the colors tint for the whole OS?

Edited by delta107 (04/28/13 03:33 AM)


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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: delta107]
      #5828477 - 04/28/13 02:12 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

You can try Night Filter it seems to do what you're wanting. You may have to play around with it to get the settings right. Push the red all the way up and the green and blue down then adjust the opacity. If you get a blank screen reboot the device and it comes back to the stock settings. On my phone I can get better results using the HSV options under the color menu rather than RGB. It works ok on my Samsung GS3. Once you get the settings the way you want you can create a shortcut item for your home screen that will turn it off and on easily.

AND it's worth mentioning.. this app DOES NOT need root.

Edit: There is a paid($1.95) ad free version if one should so choose to support the the developer.

Edited by Sean Wood (04/28/13 02:21 PM)


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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5828716 - 04/28/13 04:40 PM

I am going to give Night Filter a try right now..

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5828737 - 04/28/13 04:50 PM

I down loaded it. The problem I see is that it turns everything red, including stuff that is black. A night mode needs to leave black, black and other things red...




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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5828811 - 04/28/13 05:42 PM

There are some presets to get you started in the menu options. "Warm" will get you started in the red spectrum.

Jon,
The effect that I'm getting is the same type render that I'd get if I actually had a physical red filter film on my device. I still see colors slightly in the screen items. So it's not a true convert everything to red and others to black. SkySafari looks better in regular mode than using the in app "night mode" in conjunction with the filter app...try playing around with the opacity and brightness sliders to get it to a happy medium. I can turn my screen brightness WAY down further then with the stock settings. IMO I think it's going to be fine for my needs. It's definitely going to be better than accidently backing out out of my "night mode" astronomy apps or the screen timing out and having to be blinded by the lock screen on unlocking.


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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5828848 - 04/28/13 06:06 PM

I can grab a screenshot of where I have my sliders set if anyone's interested. I also had to turn up the name intensity on objects in Skysafari to be able to see them better.

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5829356 - 04/28/13 11:38 PM

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I can grab a screenshot of where I have my sliders set if anyone's interested. I also had to turn up the name intensity on objects in Skysafari to be able to see them better.




That would be helpful.

I use Screendim myself, have you tried that?

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5829823 - 04/29/13 10:16 AM Attachment (14 downloads)

Here ya go.. I had to get it in 2 shots. I couldn't get all of it in one screen.

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5829826 - 04/29/13 10:17 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

Second screenshot...

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5829851 - 04/29/13 10:23 AM

It's a little to dark to be able to. See the screen in regular ambient lighting but it looks alright in the dark. You still may want to avoid to many white/light colored screens as they still glare a tad. You can adjust the "opacity" slider a little more to the right and get it darker.
The really bad thing that I don't like about this app is that it doesn't color the ENTIRE screen on my tablet, an Asus transformer. The soft keys and notifications corner stay the same brightness as without the filter app on.. :-(


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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5832690 - 04/30/13 04:23 PM

Try Omega Centauri GB Keybord with Sky Safari.

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: yaroslav_s]
      #5834525 - 05/01/13 02:23 PM

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Try Omega Centauri GB Keybord with Sky Safari.




The Omega Centauri keyboard in the red mode plus screen dim plus Sky Safari...

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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5834585 - 05/01/13 02:54 PM

Yeah.. I've used omega Keyboard in the past but that doesn't alleviate the blinding you get if you accidentally back out of Sky Safari or need to go to another app...

I've put in a feature request to the dev of Night Filter to see about having the on screen buttons go to the little dots as they do in SkySafari when in night mode.


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Re: Android display night mode new [Re: Sean Wood]
      #5843732 - 05/06/13 02:34 PM

Try Galaxy Night (root required, Samsung AMOLED only)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.pruss.GalacticNight .
Works great with Skysafari !

And a last resort: buy transparent red foil in a hobby shop, works great and does not intervene with the touch screen.


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