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[Q] Can we use softkey backlight for notifications?

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By theformula, Senior Member on 8th November 2010, 09:19 PM
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I see it has been done for the international version I9000, but our buttons are different. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=772672

I think it would be great if the home key backlight pulsed on notification.
Anyone know how to implement something like this?

A small led pulsing would go a long way toward saving my precious battery life, instead of periodically turning the screen on to check for new messages.
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8th November 2010, 09:25 PM |#2  
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Yes. There is backlight notification mod for our phone. However, I tried several versions(10-32seconds) and could not get the backlight to turn off until I cleared the notification. I believe it only works with certain kernels and ROMs.

It can be found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=826278
8th November 2010, 09:33 PM |#3  
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I have that installed, it just keeps the lights on longer for the softkey buttons.
What I would like to see is one of the softkeys like home pulse with the screen off when a new notification arrives, like the nexus one trackball notifications.

Anyone?
8th November 2010, 09:41 PM |#4  
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birdman's "barebones" kernel in this very forum supports backlight notifications

I have a handful of kernels on rom manager that support bln also

please stop posting questions in the dev forums!!!
8th November 2010, 10:18 PM |#5  
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Where would you suggest the question be posted. It's not a general question and it's not a theme/app...maybe BLN is now an accessory?

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8th November 2010, 10:19 PM |#6  
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Easy there snappy dev guy, it was just a question. I appreciate your input and rom since im running it, but not the attitude.
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attitude?

easy there noob with lack of search fu

development != questions
8th November 2010, 10:25 PM |#8  
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How about instead of posting questions that are already answered... you search. Much easier for everyone else to deal with.
8th November 2010, 10:27 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by theformula

Easy there snappy dev guy, it was just a question. I appreciate your input and rom since im running it, but not the attitude.

What is this "attitude" crap? You're the one breaking the rules of the forum. Don't bitch when people point this out.

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8th November 2010, 10:48 PM |#10  
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hop on rom manager and look under jt1334 in the downloads section..
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8th November 2010, 10:54 PM |#11  
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Maybe if the search function here worked I would have found the answer to my question. I obviously dont post much so I seem to know how to be resourceful.

In this case I thought we could all benefit in getting some sort of proper notification system working on the Fascinate. The kernel mod seems to light up all the keys then go out 30 seconds later. I was wondering if it was possible to just get the "home" button to pulse like it did on my nexus one (obviously not in color).

Sorry I am not a dev, I have a life outside of android, windows mobile, and IOS, but I am definately not a noob.

Anyway its been nice chatting with all of you open minded developers working on this open platform. Mods please close this thread as it seems the developers just want to be rockstars in their own little threads, and scream "search!!!" and "noob" in all the others.

Thanks for all your help...

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