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    ICS Status Bar notification apps too dim to read...

    Haven't been able to find anyone else talking about this yet. Got the 4.0 update on saturday and ever since, almost all of the apps I have that have a status bar notification in the upper left corner are too dim or small to read. Weatherbug and The Weather Channel notifications are both almost useless now. My Battery Widget did have an update that allowed you to adjust size but it's still very dim. Adjusting font size in display system settings has no effect on the status bar. Anyone else encounter this or find a fix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue7 View Post
    Haven't been able to find anyone else talking about this yet. Got the 4.0 update on saturday and ever since, almost all of the apps I have that have a status bar notification in the upper left corner are too dim or small to read. Weatherbug and The Weather Channel notifications are both almost useless now. My Battery Widget did have an update that allowed you to adjust size but it's still very dim. Adjusting font size in display system settings has no effect on the status bar. Anyone else encounter this or find a fix?
    Never really thought about it until now, but you're right - they are really dim. For instance, I have the temperature on my notification bar and I can't even really read it.
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    It's annoying!
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    On weatherbug you can change the color to white and it makes it a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Chupacabra View Post
    On weatherbug you can change the color to white and it makes it a little better.
    Yeah, I saw that but the numbers are so small, it is really hard to see in any color. I liked being able to just click on the screen and see the temperature without having to unlock the phone...
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    it really hasn't bothered me that much really, I wasn't a fan of apps displaying on he status bar anyway...
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    Unhappy So frustrating

    I just got ICS update today and that's the very first thing I noticed! grrrr :-(
    I hope they fix that.
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    Are you using the auto-light function? I notice with this option enabled it seems that the sensitivity to light has increased thus making the screen dimmer than on the previous GB.
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    I got the OTA update last night and noticed the same thing on my Razr. That's very annoying! the system icons (battery, network, etc.) are all normal brightness, but the ones I care about can barely see. This should be configurable please!
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    I got the OTA last night as well and I noticed too. I really think that they upped the resolution for ICS because all of the icons and text just seem brighter and a bit more crisp. So, my guess would be that if they tweaked the resolution of the UI then the apps that have notification icons seem smaller and not as vibrant. I don't know for sure but this may be an issue for the programmers of each particular app rather than a malfunction of ICS itself.
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