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    I have installed glowhack and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or experience with the battery drain using the backlight keyboard.

    Since the screen dims does this balance out so whether the keyboard backlight is on or off drain on battery is the same.

    Also is there a way other than using launcher lll or tapping the power button to turn keyboard light on and off. I always turn my treo off when using that button..
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    Use the Multi Backlight Hack to turn the backlight on and off with the contrast button.

    http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...0&platformId=1
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    By checking battery load in the native launcher, it appears the back-lit keyboard devours battery power.
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    How do you check battery load? I don't see that feature anywhere.
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    Originally posted by 911_Dude
    How do you check battery load? I don't see that feature anywhere.
    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/94-1.htm
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    Interesting article, thanks. Nice to know that using the dim screen and backlit keyboard uses about 3.5 times the electricity as a full bright screen!
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    Originally posted by 911_Dude
    Interesting article, thanks. Nice to know that using the dim screen and backlit keyboard uses about 3.5 times the electricity as a full bright screen!
    After inquiring further, I'm not sure how much you can rely on that guage. If you change the screen brightness, the load doesn't change. Of course it should but I don't know why.
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    I think it just doesnt update the load display until you quit and check it again.

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