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  • #17042

    Grauw
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    The OSSC is placed underneath my monitor, and although I am very happy with it, I am a bit bothered by the backlight.

    So the feature request is an option to disable the backlight by default. It’s easy to toggle it on/off with the remote if I need to change a setting.

    I know in the feature requests section of the wiki there’s an item for a menu backlight time-out as well, which would be nice, but this is maybe easier to implement and would already satisfy my needs.

    #17043

    Morpheus_79
    Participant

    Funny – just yesterday in this thread:

    https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?p=1284923#p1284923

    … ‘borti4938’ introduced his own solution:

    Hey,
     
    I was a bit annoyed about the LCD backlight. It was too bright and has to be turned off every power cycle and turned on if I wanted to change something. Hence I decided to do something.
     
    I implemented an automatic control:
     
    ● turn on backlight every time a button (either PCB or remote) is pressed
    ● first press does nothing in order to give the user a chance for orientation (where I am, is the menu still open, etc.)
    ● backlight is turned off after 30s after the last button detection
      
    Everything is implemented in hardware. Advantage is that there is no code space of the software needed atm. Drawback is that the BL is turned on even if another compatible remote is pressed.
     
    Here is a beta build if someone wants to test it out. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyalimywdpm20x1/ossc_0.79-bl_test.zip?dl=0
     
    I also have an option in mind, which controls the timeout time: e.g. 15s up to 60s in steps of 5s and always on.
     
    What do you thing? Small feedback is appreciated.

    He even implemented some finetuned changes later that day:

    Small update if you want to test it: I recently changed the download file.
     
    I set the BL timeout to 45s, but one can turn off teh BL immediately by simply using the remotes LCD BL off/on button.
     
    Download link is unchanged; source code is in my GitHub fork (atm in a separate branch)

    According to the German Circuit-Board forum his latest changes are:
    After powering up the OSSC, the BL stays on for just 3.5s… which should be long enough to see FW version and input setting.

    #17549

    xtrasmiley
    Participant

    Sweet, does this mean it will eventually make it in the official fw?

    #17580

    Morpheus_79
    Participant

    Since ‘marqs’ wrote:

    LCD backlight timeout has been quite a while on wiki’s wishlist so great to see someone implement it. I’ll take a look into the code soon.

    … it seems like a definitely “maybe” 😉 .

    #22238

    munnlete
    Participant

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but just got an OSSC and curious about the current status of BL timeout feature, as I’d very much like to have it. The dropbox link is dead, and it doesn’t appear to be a feature in the FW that my OSSC came with.

    #22242

    Harrumph
    Participant

    It’s in 0.81

    #22251

    munnlete
    Participant

    Thanks

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