Brightness less than 0%?

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  1. bacchanal

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    Is it possible, through an app or otherwise, to have brightness below what motoblur calls 0%? Even as low as the settings go there is plenty of brightness, and particularly in low light settings, it would be way better on the battery if you could go less.... I have mine set to 0 all the time with no issues, but my battery leaves much to be desired.


    **edit: I discovered that within juice defender ultimate, there is a setting for screen brightness that allows less than 0... Still would be interested in a free option though

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    I feel the same...screen is way too bright on its lowest setting..I feel this a lot of the reason my battery life is poor on the razr...I tried an app that lowered screen brightness ..I lowered it by 48% below its lowest setting ...I was loving it for about 5 minutes then the screen started getting wierd colors and washing out...I turned the screen dimmer off and it didn't help....a reboot fixed it and I never used the app again.

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    Try screen filter

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    Yes, Screen Filter is EXCELLENT. Only thing is...BE CAREFUL! If you set the percentage on Screen Filter too high, it will make the screen impossible to see and you'll have a hell of a time even finding the app to reverse it. I run it at 50% and it gives me very nice low-light visibility and saves lots on the battery consumption.
     
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    Wow, this is perfect! Looking forward to seeing if it actually effects battery life, and if so, how much...

    Using it at 40.0% with screen brightness set at 0%...

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    Root Dim is another great option, screen filter just puts a filter over your screen giving it the appearance of being dimmer while root dim requires root access and actually lowers your screen brightness
     
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    But the fact that the screen actually is less bright it's the important part, being that the drawing of the pixels is what drains the battery... Right?

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    I'm not 100% on that, I used screen filter for a few months and when I found Root Dim I was impressed enough to change over, they're both great for what they do - just another option :)
     
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    Both have the same net effect on power drain. By putting a "filter" on the screen what it does is send an overlying black on the pixels that are otherwise being told to light but it produces the same result - a pixel that is not using as much power since it's not as bright.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, root is a better way to accomplish the same thing because you have DIRECT control and there's no need for another app running. Root Dim simply sets the brightness levels at the core, and once set, Root Dim is no longer using system resources whereas Screen Shade is running and using a small amount of system resources. So the fact is the combination with Screen Shade at the same net screen brightness will actually use a slight bit more power and system resource, but still far less than either option at 0% brightness.
     
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    I've always used screen filter. I'll have to try Root dim now though. If tp says to, there must be a reason! :biggrin:

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    Thanks for the tip on root dim.I just loaded it and it doesn't seem to be dimming my screen at all..even on the lowest setting .Not sure if I'm not using it right but i allowed super user ...

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