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  1. #1
    Mike Curry
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    How do I stop the clock "screensaver" from appearing? I would rather be able
    to see the signal strength and battery life. Looked thru all the menus but
    maybe its not possible?

    Chaz





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  2. #2
    ChrisM
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    "Mike Curry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How do I stop the clock "screensaver" from appearing? I would rather be

    able
    > to see the signal strength and battery life. Looked thru all the menus but
    > maybe its not possible?
    >
    > Chaz
    >
    >


    Don't think it's possible. Phone is attempting to save battery life by
    turning off colour display.
    ChrisM

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  3. #3
    Mark
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    >
    > Don't think it's possible. Phone is attempting to save battery life by
    > turning off colour display.
    > ChrisM
    >


    Maximum is 60 minutes

    Menu 4-3-4
    Settings, Display, Screensaver timeout

    -mark





  4. #4
    Ƨ
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:57:36 +1000, "Mark" <nukeleer#internode.on.net>
    wrote:

    >Maximum is 60 minutes
    >
    >Menu 4-3-4
    >Settings, Display, Screensaver timeout
    >
    >-mark


    Is the wrong answer. That relates to the screen saver, which fills
    the display and therefore doesn't show what the OP wants to see
    (signal and battery indicators).

    The clock is there to reduce the battery drain from the colour screen
    and can't be turned off/removed.



  5. #5
    JL
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?


    "Ƨ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:57:36 +1000, "Mark" <nukeleer#internode.on.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Maximum is 60 minutes
    > >
    > >Menu 4-3-4
    > >Settings, Display, Screensaver timeout
    > >
    > >-mark

    >
    > Is the wrong answer. That relates to the screen saver, which fills
    > the display and therefore doesn't show what the OP wants to see
    > (signal and battery indicators).
    >
    > The clock is there to reduce the battery drain from the colour screen
    > and can't be turned off/removed.


    One question from me - I understand that the clock screensaver cant be
    turned off (and for battery reasons), but would there be a battery hit if
    the colour screen switched off, but still showed signal/battery lifer
    indicators (instead off showing the clock). Would it make any difference to
    the battery if instead of the clock it showed these indicators (still with
    colour screen / backlight off?

    Cheers, JL





  6. #6
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:30:18 +0100, Ƨ <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:57:36 +1000, "Mark" <nukeleer#internode.on.net>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Maximum is 60 minutes
    >>
    >>Menu 4-3-4
    >>Settings, Display, Screensaver timeout
    >>
    >>-mark

    >
    >Is the wrong answer. That relates to the screen saver, which fills
    >the display and therefore doesn't show what the OP wants to see
    >(signal and battery indicators).
    >
    >The clock is there to reduce the battery drain from the colour screen
    >and can't be turned off/removed.


    What I find most annoying is that the screensaver kicks in even if you
    have unread SMS messages or missed calls waiting. With my 6100, the
    clock doesn't appear if an SMS or call has been received, so you're
    able to notice them immediately just by glancing at the screen.

    Chris




  7. #7
    Ƨ
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:31:43 +0800, Chris Blunt
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >What I find most annoying is that the screensaver kicks in even if you
    >have unread SMS messages or missed calls waiting. With my 6100, the
    >clock doesn't appear if an SMS or call has been received, so you're
    >able to notice them immediately just by glancing at the screen.
    >
    >Chris


    Yes, agreed. I've occasionally missed a text arriving and not noticed
    that there is a small envelope icon that scrolls down with it, on the
    right-hand side of the clock display. Not sure what happens when a
    call is missed, as I haven't missed any yet, but it would be better if
    the clock didn't cut in in these circumstances.



  8. #8
    michael turner
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:31:43 +0800, Chris Blunt wrote:

    > What I find most annoying is that the screensaver kicks in even if you
    > have unread SMS messages or missed calls waiting. With my 6100, the
    > clock doesn't appear if an SMS or call has been received, so you're
    > able to notice them immediately just by glancing at the screen.


    The 6100 actually has indicators on the 'clock' power saving
    screen-saver, to show a missed-call, and messages received, etc.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  9. #9
    michael turner
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:12:58 +0000, Mike Curry wrote:

    > How do I stop the clock "screensaver" from appearing? I would rather be able
    > to see the signal strength and battery life. Looked thru all the menus but
    > maybe its not possible?


    You can't. A TFT colour-screen is quite a power thirsty item, and the
    *minimal* black-and-white clock screensaver kicks in to save battery life.

    If it had the screen showing a full colour image continously, the
    battery would only last a couple of hours(if that).

    If you want a phone with no 'clock' screensaver, then you'll have to get a
    phone with a *black-and-white* screen.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  10. #10
    Bert Root
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    Prior to the stampede michael turner tryped

    > The 6100 actually has indicators on the 'clock' power saving
    > screen-saver, to show a missed-call, and messages received, etc.


    Only on later firmwares.

    --
    ><((((> Bert Root <))))><






  11. #11
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:30:18 +0100, Ƨ <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:57:36 +1000, "Mark" <nukeleer#internode.on.net>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Maximum is 60 minutes
    >>
    >>Menu 4-3-4
    >>Settings, Display, Screensaver timeout
    >>
    >>-mark

    >
    >Is the wrong answer. That relates to the screen saver, which fills
    >the display and therefore doesn't show what the OP wants to see
    >(signal and battery indicators).


    I've taken a closer look at how this works, and it does seem he's
    right.

    If you have the screensaver turned off, the display is replaced with
    the clock after just 2 minutes. However, if you select an image from
    the galley to use as the screensaver you can then set the timeout to
    be anything up to 60 minutes. During that 60 minutes, the signal and
    battery bars are displayed, which is what the original poster was
    asking for. OK, it only works up to a maximum of 60 minutes, but
    that's better than the 2 minutes you get with the screensaver set to
    off.

    Chris




  12. #12
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:27:02 +0100, michael turner
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:31:43 +0800, Chris Blunt wrote:
    >
    >> What I find most annoying is that the screensaver kicks in even if you
    >> have unread SMS messages or missed calls waiting. With my 6100, the
    >> clock doesn't appear if an SMS or call has been received, so you're
    >> able to notice them immediately just by glancing at the screen.

    >
    >The 6100 actually has indicators on the 'clock' power saving
    >screen-saver, to show a missed-call, and messages received, etc.


    Not on mine. If I receive a missed call, the screen displays it
    indefinitely and the clock screensaver never appears.

    Chris




  13. #13
    Killer Madness
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    I tried to buy one of these models off of Ebay and the guy selling them was
    weird. Wanted me to Western Union him the money. Very odd if you ask me. I
    also got the price for $210 shipped which is very good, but if he's out to
    just steal my money what good is that. I can't wait to upgrade to this
    model, but have a real hard time finding it around here in the USA, NJ.
    Also, I don't want to pay $500 for a phone that will be $100 in a few
    months. Any suggestions?

    "Mike Curry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How do I stop the clock "screensaver" from appearing? I would rather be

    able
    > to see the signal strength and battery life. Looked thru all the menus but
    > maybe its not possible?
    >
    > Chaz
    >
    >







  14. #14
    Steve Rumsby
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    michael turner wrote:
    > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:31:43 +0800, Chris Blunt wrote:
    >
    > > What I find most annoying is that the screensaver kicks in even if

    you
    > > have unread SMS messages or missed calls waiting. With my 6100, the
    > > clock doesn't appear if an SMS or call has been received, so you're
    > > able to notice them immediately just by glancing at the screen.

    >
    > The 6100 actually has indicators on the 'clock' power saving
    > screen-saver, to show a missed-call, and messages received, etc.
    >

    As does the 6230.

    Steve.




  15. #15
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: stop the clock on 6230?

    > If you have the screensaver turned off, the display is replaced with
    > the clock after just 2 minutes. However, if you select an image from
    > the galley to use as the screensaver you can then set the timeout to
    > be anything up to 60 minutes. During that 60 minutes, the signal and
    > battery bars are displayed, which is what the original poster was
    > asking for. OK, it only works up to a maximum of 60 minutes, but
    > that's better than the 2 minutes you get with the screensaver set to
    > off.
    >
    > Chris
    >


    Thanks Chris, this is exactly what I wanted to find out!

    Mike





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