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Screen brightness shortcut missing on SGS3. Here is an alternative

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By blue265, Senior Member on 3rd July 2012, 03:00 AM
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One thing I definitely miss on SGS3 coming from SGS1 and SGS2 was the ability to change the brightness setting from from the top of the notification bar. You were able to slide your finger left to right and be able to change the screen brightness.

I found an app called Display brightness that can do something similar and thought I'd share as I am sure a few of you might also miss the old feature. You can set a screen brightness slider anywhere on the screen and change its transparency. It works a treat to be able to change brightness quickly and efficiently.

Here is the link on Google Play if you want to check it out

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playBrightness
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3rd July 2012, 04:48 AM |#2  
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Gonna check it out, thanks
3rd July 2012, 04:58 AM |#3  
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Holy crap that is awesome! Works on AT&T gs3. Thank you so much for pointing this out. Have to play with where I want it tho because it can interfere with the keyboard

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3rd July 2012, 06:15 AM |#4  
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Yeah its the best I've been able to find so far. Not sure why Sammy removed it from this phone but the app works. Finding a good spot to place it is key

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3rd July 2012, 07:00 AM |#5  
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Feel kinda dumb right now, I see the indicator but how do I actually change the brightness?

Edit: I guess the bar was too thin. Once I made it thicker I was able to adjust it. Thanks guys
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6th July 2012, 01:42 PM |#6  
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International version just got an OTA update that includes a brightness slider in the notification pull down. As well as adjustments to the minimum brightness for auto brightness
6th July 2012, 03:31 PM |#7  
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just tried this, and it is pretty awesome!

If you set all the transparencies to 0%, it works exactly like the stock s2 slider...except you can put this on any side you want. The key is figuring out where exactly to slide your fingers to get it to work consistently, but once you do its pretty awesome.
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very nice find. Works perfect.

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Glad a few of you are finding it useful ! I still wish Samsung didn't remove it and not sure why they did. Every now and then I hit the brightness line by accident so I might try and put it in a different area of the screen to see which is the best place. That's the only tricky part. It is a nice app though as an alternative.

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Originally Posted by blue265

Glad a few of you are finding it useful ! I still wish Samsung didn't remove it and not sure why they did. Every now and then I hit the brightness line by accident so I might try and put it in a different area of the screen to see which is the best place. That's the only tricky part. It is a nice app though as an alternative.

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Hopefully we get it in us versions of the international just got an update with the feature back on the notification, maybe they forgot about it

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