Roy Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Is there a utility or program that I can turn off the backlight and
>> still be able to read the screen?
SilkDimmer (freewarepalm.com) will dim below the stop and/or turn off the
backlight of the TE. (BTW for others reading this, SilkDimmer won't work on
Palms newer than the TE. Something in the newer OS has changed.)
>You should be able to read the screen without backlight enabled, but
>lighting conditions have to compensate for that.
With the backlight off you won't be able to see it very well inside at all.
Outside in direct sunlight you will be able to see it just fine with the
backlight off, but then you can see it just fine with the backlight on too.
>In complete darkness, your PDA can become a flashlight.
That is the main reason I use SilkDimmer on my TE. I can dim the screen down
past the stops in a dark room for ebook reading. Roy is right, it does read like
looking into a flashlight in a dark room without the dimmer.
>Your question does not say anything about the environment and it doesn't say
>what you expect the utility to do for you.
The other reason I use a dimmer is that if you plan to read outside for a few
hours at a time like I do when reading ebooks by the pool then turning the
backlight off gets you more battery time.