[Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control
pgf at laptop.org
Thu Nov 24 10:09:38 EST 2011
> Today is a sunny day in cold Germany, unlike in the first half of the week. So
> I took the 1.75 outside.
> IMHO the auto-off is fine as implemented in os12. Not distracting at all.
> Someone suggested turning it back on quicker, I tried that (replaced
> brightness_ramp with set_brightness), but that was much less nice.
> As I said previously I like the new mono toggle using the brightness keys with
> But I also like the switch to mono when turning the brightness down manually.
> Much more convenient (and way more discoverable) than having to remember the
> ctrl-modifier. So I added those two lines back just as they were before, and it
> works fine. I would find it a foolish consistency to drop this just because
> automatic switch-off doesn't do it.
i did have a very brief chance to play with the laptop in the sun two
days ago, and after trying more varied types of content, i better
appreciate the value of mono mode. it's sunny here today, so i hope
to get to play with it some more myself.
i've implemented what a couple of people suggested for brightness key
- reducing brightness manually to level 0 remains colored (unlike
past releases, where level 0 also implied mono).
- hitting "brightness down" one more time when at level 0 will
switch to mono. users that use auto-repeat to get there probably
won't see a difference.
- alt-brightness-down goes to level-0 in mono mode, as it always did.
i think it's a coin-toss whether it should go to level-0 in mono or
level-0 in color. (thoughts?)
- "brightness up" from level 0 (whether from the color or mono
version of level 0) will always go to level 1, and restore color.
- sunlight-driven auto-turnoff will go all the way to 0, but won't
invoke mono mode.
bert, i think you approved of the idea of this scheme on irc, please let
me know if you still think so.
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