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[Q] Set Default Dim to 50%

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webmaven

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Dec 12, 2012
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I have the opposite issue from most users that want the screen to dim very low. I am using the Galaxy Tab S as a kiosk and would like the default dim level to only go to 50 or 60%.

This seems like it should be a simple change of a file but I can't find anything that will help (No app or Google search). I looked in the Build.prop this was not in the file ro.lcd_min_brightness so I added it but it did not help.

I have not found a app that will help me set the minimum dim level they all need to be done by a button push I need this to be automatic.

As a kiosk the display will dim to 50% then when a user touches the screen the screen will go to 100% after 10 minutes it will dim back down again to 50%.

Thank you
Raymond

The device:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
CyanogenMod 11-2015101-Unoffical-nvertigo-changallwifi
Android Version 4.4.4
Kernel version
3.4.105-nvertig0
 

webmaven

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Dec 12, 2012
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Xposed Module

Would the Xposed Module work to dim the screen to 50%?

I found this module Sense 6 Lockscreen Mods [KK] which talks about "Adjust Background Dimming"

Thanks
 

Tinderbox (UK)

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You might be better off with an lcd display, an oled display is not really suited to 100% brightness for 10 minutes numerous times a day, even if the rest of the time it is at 50%, you card just asking for burn-in damage.

John.
 

webmaven

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Dec 12, 2012
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You might be better off with an lcd display, an oled display is not really suited to 100% brightness for 10 minutes numerous times a day, even if the rest of the time it is at 50%, you card just asking for burn-in damage.

John.

These are the unites we have on hand. I also have an attract screen so burn-in should not be too bad we had to deal with burn-in for years with the old style monitors. I need to lower the display screen to 50% because if it stays at 100% the unit gets too hot and the battery does not charges because heat is causing higher resistance.

Is there any way to set the minimum dim level? would Xposed work using the module Sense 6 Lockscreen Mod? I have been looking and can't seem to find the file(s) that set the minimum dim level.

Thank you
 

Tinderbox (UK)

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Mar 31, 2010
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It`s a pity somebody could not make an app for you, try some android app write software, with millions of android apps out there it must be relatively easy to make them.

But keeping the tablet awake and the brightness at 50% until somebody touches the screen then boosting the brightness to 100% and keep the screen on till, no touches have been reported for the next 10 minutes and then reduce the screen brightness back to 50% and wait for the next input.

John.

These are the unites we have on hand. I also have an attract screen so burn-in should not be too bad we had to deal with burn-in for years with the old style monitors. I need to lower the display screen to 50% because if it stays at 100% the unit gets too hot and the battery does not charges because heat is causing higher resistance.

Is there any way to set the minimum dim level? would Xposed work using the module Sense 6 Lockscreen Mod? I have been looking and can't seem to find the file(s) that set the minimum dim level.

Thank you
 

webmaven

Member
Dec 12, 2012
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It`s a pity somebody could not make an app for you, try some android app write software, with millions of android apps out there it must be relatively easy to make them.

But keeping the tablet awake and the brightness at 50% until somebody touches the screen then boosting the brightness to 100% and keep the screen on till, no touches have been reported for the next 10 minutes and then reduce the screen brightness back to 50% and wait for the next input.

John.
The brightness issue is the last thing I need to get working. I have an app that puts the tablet at fullscreen with no access to the systems nav and I have an app that will keep the screen on and will allow the system to go to sleep (set time in the sytems settings) but when it goes to sleep the dim is too dark and the tablet looks like it is off. All apps that I have found do not adjust the tablet minimum setting, thel y are all activated by some type of manual input.

Again any help or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
 

Tinderbox (UK)

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Mar 31, 2010
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Sorry but i am a bit brainless when it comes to things like that.

But i do have some advice, ask for an generic android app that will do what you want, not in the Samsung section, but in the general xda software/app development section wherever that is but their must be one, have a look though the xda main forum section, pm a mod and ask for directions.

The more specific to an brand and model the less help you will get, you want an general android app, that works on anything, not something that only works on the Samsung Tab S

Good Luck

John.

The brightness issue is the last thing I need to get working. I have an app that puts the tablet at fullscreen with no access to the systems nav and I have an app that will keep the screen on and will allow the system to go to sleep (set time in the sytems settings) but when it goes to sleep the dim is too dark and the tablet looks like it is off. All apps that I have found do not adjust the tablet minimum setting, thel y are all activated by some type of manual input.

Again any help or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
 

webmaven

Member
Dec 12, 2012
16
17
Sorry but i am a bit brainless when it comes to things like that.

But i do have some advice, ask for an generic android app that will do what you want, not in the Samsung section, but in the general xda software/app development section wherever that is but their must be one, have a look though the xda main forum section, pm a mod and ask for directions.

The more specific to an brand and model the less help you will get, you want an general android app, that works on anything, not something that only works on the Samsung Tab S

Good Luck

John.

Thanks for your advice!