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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: imported_static on November 28, 2011, 06:11:17 PM

Title: Backlight on demand only
Post by: imported_static on November 28, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
Hi there, I have an iriver h120 running rockbox and I love it, but I just thought of one cool feature that I would love to have: on demand light.

I found that the backlight on the player drains a significant amount of battery, particular on things like volume adjustments where you don't even actually need the light, so I completely disabled it. 

I have found that 90% of the time you really don't need a backlight anyways. But for that 10% of the time you do need it, it would be nice to have a re-purposed button that could turn on the backlight for whatever your current backlight settings are.

For example, you could use the already present "hotkey" function and just add a setting for backlight, so the record button would just turn the light on.

I could be wrong, but I don't think this would be that difficult to code (I know, easy to say when I'm not the one coding it!)
Title: Re: Backlight on demand only
Post by: saratoga on November 28, 2011, 06:21:52 PM
This sounds like it might do what you want:

FS#9305 - Context sensitive backlight on key press

Or at least be a good starting point for you to hack together something.
Title: Re: Backlight on demand only
Post by: pasan on November 29, 2011, 05:39:34 AM
Exactly what I would like to see as well. My Clip+ loses a lot of battery simply because of my adjusting volume and pausing music.