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Turn off LED option

asked 2014-05-30 16:28:40 +0300

msknight gravatar image

updated 2014-05-30 16:41:06 +0300

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When I am driving, the Jolla is on the windscreen. If a message comes in, the LED keeps blinking, but I can't do anythign with it until the car is stopped.

It is a dangerous distraction and I need the option to turn off the LED notifications.

Also, on long journeys I leave the phone charging, and that also causes the LED to blink when 100% charged, this needs to be turned off as well.

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Maybe I'm missing something, but: Does the Jolla need to be on the windscreen, especially if you cannot interact with it in any way without stopping?

ln ( 2014-05-31 11:35:22 +0300 )edit

Ability to see ID of incomming callers. Sat Nav, etc., etc. ... in-car broadcast chat - - this shows the poor quality of the recording and stabalisation. Also, YouTube rotated the video because it was originally upside-down as it came off the phone.

msknight ( 2014-05-31 19:02:59 +0300 )edit

Who said I wanted credibility? I've been complaining about this forum and the way it works since the start.

msknight ( 2014-05-31 19:42:41 +0300 )edit

I made a suggestion ... and the community turned it in to a monster. It stood no chance of getting anywhere and would have bankrupted Jolla if they HAD tried to put it in to production. I abandoned my voice here because other people were walking all over me. Screw what I was saying ... or trying to say ... people changed my suggestion, the title of my suggestion ... the whole damn thing. It wasn't my suggestion any more.

So yes, someone else later on made the same suggestion as I had originally made .. and guess what ... I logged back on and supported it!!!

I've had my posts closed as duplicates when they weren't ... because the person closing my post DIDN'T UNDERSTAND PLAIN ENGLISH. and I thought ... "You know what? Why the hell am I fighting to keep my suggestions alive here?"

I hate this forum for what it is, how it functions, how the people here treat others. Full stop.

msknight ( 2014-05-31 19:47:44 +0300 )edit

Yes, I "dumped" my thoughts here, in the vain hope that people might pick one or two up. But guess what ... YOU don't even understand the purpose of a phone on the windscreen of the car ... what hope does someone like me stand .. when people like you don't actually take a moment to have a think ... before posting something like "I can't see the use for that!"

msknight ( 2014-05-31 19:49:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-06-03 11:12:44 +0300

spiiroin gravatar image

While there is no settings UI for this, the use of led can be toggled from command line via:

  • mcetool --disable-led
  • mcetool --enable-led

Also, we are working on having the led "breathe" smoothly instead of the "in-your-face" fully on / fully off blinking when the phone is connected to a charger - which should hopefully make it less distractive.

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Sorry, needs to be the option to turn completely off ... also off when at 100% power. Breathing is no good for car driving. Nokia allowed total off, this needs it also, or else I have to stop using the phone. I have nearly had accidents because of this distraction and I now have to keep the phone on my hip while driving.

msknight ( 2014-06-03 21:33:18 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-30 20:06:27 +0300

AbyZThomas gravatar image

You can just keep the phone face down. Then it won't be a dangerous distraction. :-)

Although I agree, an option to disable the LED completely would be nice. If that can be an option in the favorite ambiance, that will be better.

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answered 2014-05-30 19:29:04 +0300

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put 000000 for black where you want

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That is a working way to disable the led notifications, but not for everybody... And one may want to sometimes have the notifications off (e.g. when driving) and other times on. This setting could be controlled by ambience.

ssahla ( 2014-05-30 19:43:27 +0300 )edit

ambiences technically CAN control leds ,this is just not implemented :)

coderus ( 2014-06-01 14:22:29 +0300 )edit
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