media dock mode too bright

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    I like it dark when I sleep. I like the functionality of the dock mode but I don't want it to light up the whole room. I have brightness set to minimum using the power control widget, but even the less bright (brown scheme) mode puts out an awful lot of candlepower in a dark room.

    Are there any tweaks that can adjust this, or a replacement app that addresses this issue?
     
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    sorry...dont have an answer but thought id ask it here: how do u access the multimedia dock ? do you have to have the docking station ? dont see where in the OS i would be able to set it up or configure my phone to go into dock mode when i plug into power....
     
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    Touch the lightbulb on the screen lower left.
     
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    There are some hacks available in the custom ROMS that allow you to set your brightness down even lower as well. You will need to be rooted though.
     
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    You can install the 2.1 clock program. It is somewhat darker in dimmed mode, and also has a green option. No need to be rooted.
     
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    i am missing something here....what light bulb ?
    edit: sorry, i see you responded to the OP
     
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    First of all you won't see the light bulb as mentioned unless you are docked.
    So if you want to dock your phone without the dock, there is a app. called
    DockRunner that will simulate your phone in a dock.



     
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    does the droid have a magnetic sensor ? if so, that probably explains why dock mode isn't available unless it senses the magnet in the dock.....
    i was planning on doing the Seidio dock because i have an innocase. prolly a good idea to get it because i once woke up late because the battery drained overnite.....
     
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    will the lower light setting be automatically available once your rooted (i have bb rom)? or do we need to install something else?
     
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    I have the brightness issue myself. I put it in sleep mode to darken it out all the way or literally "put a sock over it".:motdroidhoriz:
     
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    The Sholes custom ROMs contain a "Brightness Control" app that hacks this internal setting and allows you to turn the screen all the way down to 2% ... almost darn near OFF.
    I don't believe any of the others I have used gave me that ability.
     
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    I have the sholes..how do you use the brighntess control app? It's not doing anything for me. Thnks
     
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    The new 2.1 clock (*need to be rooted though (i think))
    no longer needs the Dockrunner app. Just click on clock in app drawer and it'll initialize. I deleted Dockrunner already to free up space.
     
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