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Thread: A fix for a too bright screen at night (or the LEDS)

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    A fix for a too bright screen at night (or the LEDS)

    (edit - G+ suspended me so I deleted my G+ account)

    Amazon.com: Insta-Cling Extra Dark Professional Tint Film: Automotive

    This is not a bright idea, but a dim one. My thrive has really bright LEDs and the screen - even at minimum brightness. When I'm doing astronomy I don't want to kill my night vision or even checking a map in my car (parked, of course). I did this with my laptop screen years ago and it works on the thrive even better given the smooth glass screen.

    Insta-Cling 5% VLT (visible light transmission) film. You might be able to find 2.5%, but it might not be that clingy plastic. I just cut out a piece to go over the LEDs, then another for the screen (with a cutout for the camera and ambient light sensor) and now it is dim enough to use at night, and it packs small and touch works through it.
    Last edited by tz1; 08-04-2011 at 05:23 PM.
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    What app are you using for skywatching ? I really like Google Sky.

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    Google Sky (map) - good, but I need to see if there is something closer to a Stellarium clone. I have too many magnets around so it gets disoriented.

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    Today's free amazon app is a bit like stellarium - Star Chart, normally $2.99
    Is your iPad battery low? Here, just plug it into my Thrive...

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    $14? No thanks. Use black electric tape if it bothers you. lol.

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    I use screen filter app to dim the screen

    This app will dim from 50% to 100% at the touch of a widget. Useful for stargazing etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviewy View Post
    $14? No thanks. Use black electric tape if it bothers you. lol.
    I don't think he will be able to see his screen at all if he covers it all up with electric tape.

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    How did you get your screen to be so bright? Mine is barely see-able in direct sunlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxmon View Post
    This app will dim from 50% to 100% at the touch of a widget. Useful for stargazing etc...
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    Screen Filter works fairly well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techelec View Post
    How did you get your screen to be so bright? Mine is barely see-able in direct sunlight
    Techelec,

    You are having all kinds of problems - battery life, screen viewing. When I am in direct sunlight, I turn my screen up all the way and as long as the sun is not 'directly' beaming on the screen, it is still readable. I go out on our back deck at times and read at lunch (I work from home) and works pretty good.


 


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