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Adjusting Display Settings

Your Pocket PC enables you to select the brightness level of your display, as well as how long the backlight stays lit after your last action. These settings also affect your device's power usage; the brighter the display, and the longer it stays lit, the more power is drained from the battery.


Learn more about conserving your Pocket PC's power in Lesson 5, "Managing Power Consumption."

To adjust your Pocket PC's display settings, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Start button, and then select Settings. When the Settings screen appears, select the System tab and then tap Backlight.

  2. When the next screen appears (shown in Figure 3.4), pull down the top list and select Display.

Figure 3.4Figure 3.4 Configuring display settings.

  1. Pull down the Profiles list and select one of the four options: Outdoor (low brightness), Indoor (high brightness), Low Power (medium-low brightness), or My Preference (your custom setting).

  2. You can customize any setting by adjusting the Brightness slider (left for less bright, right for more bright).

  3. To let your Pocket PC adjust the display brightness based on the ambient light of the room, check the Auto On/Off option.

  4. To select how long the screen stays lit after you last tap the screen, check the Turn On When Tap Screen and select a time (in minutes) from the associated pull-down list.

  5. To have the backlight always stay on, check the No Auto Control option.

  6. Click OK when finished.


On some Pocket PC devices, you can manually turn off the display's backlight by pressing and holding the Power button; tap the screen to turn the backlight back on.

In this lesson you learned how to adjust your Pocket PC's volume, event sounds, and display brightness.

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