GSam Screen Dimmer - Users Guide (Version 1.4)
Is your Android screen too bright for reading at night? Even on it's lowest Brightness setting, many people find that their screen can be too bright for reading in a dark room. GSam Screen Dimmer lets you dim the screen way past what many built-in brightness setting will allow, giving you a much better night reading experience. You can dim your screen without ever leaving the app you are currently running. Better yet, you can see the content on your screen while you dim - no need to launch into separate screens.
|GSam Screen Dimmer|
GSam Screen Dimmer has one screen. This can be launched from the Notification Bar (if enabled), or directly from your launcher tray. Note: Since this is a utility app you'll use often, it will not always show up on your Kindle Carousel. This is to prevent this app from always showing up in the first few Carousel items.
|Launching GSam Screen Dimmer|
Enabled: By default, the screen dimmer is not enabled. When it is not enabled, the standard Brightness settings will be used. When enabled, GSam Screen Dimmer will take over your brightness controls. Note: If you change the system brightness settings while the dimmer is enabled, the system settings will rule until you adjust (or disable/enable) the screen dimmer.
|Customize Preset Buttons|
Settings: By default, GSam Screen Dimmer will run on startup and show an icon in the Notification Bar. This provides very quick access to the utility without having to hunt through your app icons. You can disable either feature, but accessing the app becomes harder - and you want easy access to your Dimmer settings.
- The screen is too dim! I'm in bright sunlight and I forgot to undo my minimum dimmness.
- Go into a dark room, or simply reboot your kindle. This will restore the default screen brightness with the Screen Dimmer disabled.
- If you adjust the brightness settings using the default controls while the Screen Dimmer is enabled, then the default controls take priority. To get the Dimmer back, simply click on the Dimmer and adjust the setting, or disable/enable it to restore the dimmer function.
- This is by design. Look in your App menu, add it to your Favorites, or simply access it from the Notification bar. Since this will be a constantly accessed app, it shouldn't constantly show up in the first few items in the carousel, otherwise you lose the benefit of the carousel.