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    Question Backlight dimming - how to stop it?

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    There are times, when my Bold is plugged-in to an energy source that I do not want my screen backlight off. Is there a way, when the Bold is plugged-in, to keep the backlight lit? Thanks.
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    Options/screen/keyboard. You can turn dimming off or change the delay.
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    Thumbs up Dim Backlight-OK

    Thanks JF. (Dumb). Of course I didn't think of simply turning off the backlight option. I only looked at the timing for the dimming. Thanks again for the prompt help.
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    Not dumb at all. Just forget sometimes. Its all good.
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    Question Backlight dimming - I spoke too soon.

    I thought that by turning off the "Automatically Dim Backlight" option that my Bold screen would stay lit. Not so. Even though I've turned off that option, my backlight still dims no matter what appl I'm in. Any further ideas? Tks.
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    Change the time out function. Sorry I knew better. I believe suto dim has to do with light settings. Darker it is the screen will become dimmer, brighter your surroundings it gets brighter. Sorry again, I knew better.
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    Do you mean for your backlight to actually stay lit when not in use, like after the 2min timeout expires?
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    Backlight dimming, not auto dim

    Yes, I mean the option for setting the time for the BB screen to dim. There are options for 10 sec to 2 minutes, but there is no setting for ("don't dim" or "0 min"). Auto dim I understand, that's where the screen goes from bright to less bright depending on the ambient light. What I'm hoping for is to have my screen backlight stay lit. I don't want it to time out after 2min...at least not when I'm plugged in. Tks!!
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    OK, there's a difference there. Dim is to change from bright to less bright..but you are looking for something to disable the backlight timeout/auto shut off feature. There is no option on the BB to do that, and I have not seen an app that does this either.....
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    Actually I think I saw one somewhere. Maybe mobihand or jerryd's. Not 100% sure and I have to go pick up my youngest so can't look. I'm pretty sure. Reasonably so anyway.
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    Try this BBlight. Looked @ it briefly. Saw option while plugged in. Got from jerryd's. Late so hope link works.

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    Great jf, I had never paid attention to an app like that, no need to leave the backlight on unless watching a movie or using gps navigation both of which it stays on for already.
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    Sorry I had double posted. Was in a big hurry and no word wrap makes editing quickly a pain.
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    I hear ya...hopefully in 5.0.

    I was about to say the same thing that I hadn't seen a way to stop the screen from dimming at all. Its true though, if you're watching a video or actually using the device it'll remain lit...so I'm not sure I see a reason for this. Even if the phone is plugged in, I'd rather let it dim as normal and give the screen a break.

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