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Old 03-19-2008, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like that when I'm in a car using Google Maps, I don't want the screen to go dark every 30 seconds.
I'd like that the screen is always on because otherwise every 30 seconds I have to push the trackball.
In the settings I can set maximum 2 minutes ....
What should I set if I want that the backlighting doesn't shut down?
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe 2 minutes is the max
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So Google maps is not usable because every 2 minutes I have to click the trackball
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you have Blackberry Maps installed? You can set an option in Blackberry Maps to keep the backlight on. Then run BB Maps in the background while using Google Maps.

Or you could fire off a Feature Request to Google to get the option added to their program.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is one reason I use MapQuest Navigator. The backlight stays on while navigating. There is actually an older version of it (provides voice turn-by-turn directions) that is still free. You can find it in the following thread:

Old, no cost, version of Mapquest Navigator

Update: actually it looks as though this is no longer free.

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Old 03-19-2008, 09:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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BBLight has an option to keep the backlight on during external power.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So I should install bb-light.
Is it runnable for 8100?
Is it preferible to use bblight or bbmaps in background?
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I can confirm that BBLight works on both the 8100 and 8130. It is a free application as well, so all the better.

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