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Old 04-17-2006, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The old 7290s had a button which allows the user to press once for a dimmer backlight and press twice for a brighter backlight.

Does the 8700c offer this same option?

I have noticed that there are two levels of backlighting and sometimes the screen is brighter and sometimes it is dimmer. It is quite annoying because it happens rather randomly. I noticed that when it is running on the dimmer setting, once I press the Enter button, it brightens up to the brighter setting.

Any thoughts on how this back light system thinks and works and if I can manually set or adjust it?

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The 8700 has an auto backlight that sense the light conditions and that is why it changes like that. If you want to go full then just a quick press of the power buttton envokes full backlight and with each press it cycles as follows: (assuming that it is in DIM mode) it goes to high screen off, auto then high and the loop continues.
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Yes, it has a similar two stage backlighting. On the top left (literally on the top of the 8700) is a button. Press it. Get used to the dimming - not sure if there are any adjustments you can make.
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Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Automatic Backlight
Set it to OFF
Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Backlight Brightness
Set it to your preference
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Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Automatic Backlight
Set it to OFF
Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Backlight Brightness
Set it to your preference
Yep. This also leaves the keyboard backlight on at all times. Expect to burn a lot of juice.
Note that you can still use the Power button to boost the screen to full from your chosen setting.
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Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Backlight Timeout
Set it to your preference
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Options-->Screen Keyboard-->Backlight Timeout
Set it to your preference
This is for the time untill it goes to dark adn does not do anything for the Dimness.
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