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eXplorist brightness level resets itself
March 19, 2011
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denisetdoris wrote:

Order yourself a Hunting Trail camera - works with a motion sensor, for taking pictures of wildlife, to see what kind of movement there is in an area. Set it up near the cache, well hidden, so as to catch the guilty party in the act... hee hee !

Good idea, I have a trail camera but it's a small neighborhood park.
I'll have to be real stealthy for this.

(rubbing my hands together, evil chuckle) 👿

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March 19, 2011
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Order yourself a Hunting Trail camera - works with a motion sensor, for taking pictures of wildlife, to see what kind of movement there is in an area. Set it up near the cache, well hidden, so as to catch the guilty party in the act... hee hee !

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March 19, 2011
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I never thought of that!

I don't have any children, but a friend of mine has three teenagers and lives just a couple of blocks from that cache! :dry:
I'll bet it's the twins teasing their 'uncle' Phil! :ohmy:

Now, how can I catch them at it and tease them at the same time?
This will be a fun spring! 😛

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March 18, 2011
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phild31 wrote:
[quoteMy only complaint is about the kids that keep trashing one of my caches, they spread the contents where it's hidden but don't take anything!
I think they are just teasing me.
They must be teenagers! :silly:

Oh, I know, I can start complaining about VP again to liven things up! :laugh:

Those are probably your kids' friends messing with the cache ... lol !

Thanks for the giggle, I was due for one... :laugh:

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March 18, 2011
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Morel wrote:

My 710 does not have this problem.

The forum can be a little boring with few complaints. So I'd like to complain about the price of gas, the national debt, government corruption, and lazy teenagers :ohmy:

Yeah, I use the 710 to find the most direct route to a cache, there-by saving gas! 😛
ARGHH, the price went up again, what's the excuse now?
I thought heating homes was driving up demand? :dry:
Now driving to the beach drives up demand? :blink:

I'm doing my part to help the national debt, buy American!
(oh, wait a minute, the 710 is made in China!) :blush:

"Goverment Corruption" is a redundant term, all goverments are corrupt. 👿

Aren't all teenagers lazy? That's why I try not to act my age - I don't want to grow up! :woohoo:

My only complaint is about the kids that keep trashing one of my caches, they spread the contents where it's hidden but don't take anything!
I think they are just teasing me.
They must be teenagers! :silly:

Oh, I know, I can start complaining about VP again to liven things up! :laugh:

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March 18, 2011
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This is a problem I have never noticed before. :huh:
Not caring about saving my batteries, I have always left the brightness level at max, and it always stays there after power on/off and battery change.

So I just tried setting it very low, after power on/off it resets itself to about 60%. When I set it above 60% it stayed at the setting I set.
I suspect the default is set at a minimum of 60% at power on so you can see the screen on power up no matter what the conditions or why it was powered on/off.

A way to more easily change default settings might be a good idea for a future update.
Personally, it's not a big issue for me. :dry:

When I get the time I'll try playing with the settings xml file to see if I can change the default setting.
But for now I'm heading out for a First To Find run. :laugh:

BTW, I'm not really 'in the know', I just like playing with my new toys and fixing them after I mess-up something. :blush:

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March 18, 2011
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My 610 Canada edition does the same. There might possibly be an easy fix though, if someone in the know can answer a question (David or Phil D...)

In the settings.xml file there's a ton of settings and adjustments... I had spotted a couple of places where the brightness and/or timer are set. Can someone identify which line sets the default brightness level on power-up ? I'd have tried messing with it but the Canadiens were winning, and my son wanted to play with the gps at the same time !

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March 18, 2011
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I would agree. It would seem to me that to conserve batteries that the brightness setting once set should stay are that level.

I also set my brightness control very low and it is a nuisance to reset it every time I power up the GPS.

To me this is a bug as my Triton does not do this.

"S"

March 18, 2011
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My 710 does not have this problem.

The forum can be a little boring with few complaints. So I'd like to complain about the price of gas, the national debt, government corruption, and lazy teenagers :ohmy:

March 17, 2011
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One more comment about this: I love this eXplorist 710! About everything about it works just the way I want, and works consistently. I suffered through the "software development" phase of the Triton 2000 like a lot of you on this board, and anyone can see by the discussions on this board, the eXplort x10 leaves little to complain about. Guess it doesn't stop me, though?

March 17, 2011
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I like to keep the brightness setting on my 710 at a very low level and also keep the backlight timer on a short leash. My brightness setting does persist through a full power off cycle; however, when you visit the power-off screen, it resets to about 60% brightness, and you must reset it before confirming power-off. It seems that when you can see the brightness slider for the first time after power-up, the brightness goes up to about 60% and you need to reset it if that isn't what you want.

You see the brightness slider two ways: One is main/Tools/Settings/Brightness & Volume; the other way is pressing the power-off button. In both instances, the brightness resets to 60% the first time you visit one of these two pages. So, when you power-off, unless you've already reset the brightness level, you need to reset the brightness before confirming power-off.

Seems like a bug to me -- maybe just a "feature?" Or, maybe pilot error?

By the way, the speaker volume setting doesn't seem to have this wierd behavior.

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