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Old 04-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8700c that sits docked near my desktop most of the time. Unlike my 7290, you cannot see the screen unless the backlight is turned on. It would be great if the backlight would turn on when I receive a new email. Does bblight do this? I used it on my 7290, and I remember a "on user activity" option, but don't remember a "on receipt of new email" option. Is this even possible?
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I don't know of an option for that. However, why don't you set an email alert via profiles...audible alert. Profiles > Active Profile > Edit > Messages, set the alert for Out of Holster if you have it docked on your desktop.

Likewise, in the same place, you can set the LED to flash.
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Thanks for the response. I do know of profiles and have several I've customized. However, even though I see and hear the notification I still have to hit a button or two to see the message list. I would like for it to just light up for a minute or so when a new email arrives so I can see who its from, etc, without any action involved.
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OK, that question has been answered, then. Good luck.
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Search for, download and install "BBLight", which will do exactly what you want.
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I just downloaded and installed, and it appears to be a little buggy with my 8700. As soon as it starts to dim, I think bblight sees that as activity, and brings the brightness up to full power. It stays in this cycle, so the backlight is essentially on the whole time. I also have disabled the "Auto backlight" feature in the OS screen options.
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