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Reduce minimum brightness even further on your TouchPad [webOS 3.0]

by Adam Marks Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:22 pm EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0 and higher

While you can adjust the brightness of your TouchPad from the Screen & Lock app (just like on webOS phones) or from the Device Menu in the top-right of the device, the lowest brightness setting is still not that low, especially in low light settings. Luckily, there is a little workaround that you do use if you have access to the Amazon Kindle App (which, unfortunately, is not available in all regions) and at least one book in your library. If you do not have any Kindle books, you can find a lot of "sample" books to download in the Amazon Kindle Store that are free to download

  • To reduce the brightness even further than webOS allows, open the Kindle App and launch any book
  • Tap in the middle of the screen to bring up the Kindle controls.
  • On the top-right of the screen, tap the sun-looking icon to bring up brightness controls
  • Even if the brightness is already set to the minimum, drag it a little to the right then back to the left. You will see the brightness of your screen decrease dramatically
  • Unless you plan on adjusting the brightness further, you can now close the Kindle App,

As long as you do not adjust the brightness in the Device menu or the Screen & Lock app, you will maintain this lower brightness level.

UPDATE 8/25 5PM: Expert patch maker Jason Robattile has now made a patch that will allow you to achieve the same low brightness setting via the Screen & Lock app, so those without access to the Kindle app can now also reduce your brightness levels. You can grab the patch in our forums for now, and should make its way to Preware soon

Thanks to @vara411 on twitter for this tip

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