The auto-backlight setting, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on surrounding light conditions, can be convenient in many situations. Even with that potential benefit, I prefer to extend battery life as much as possible, so I tend to leave this setting off and have brightness fixed at a low level. However, there are instances where I like to take advantage of the auto-brightness setting. When I’m using Mobile Shell, this setting is readily accessible via a widget. Unfortunately, when I’m using Sense 2.5, it’s buried under multiple menus and takes several steps to get to it.
If you’re like me and prefer having the quickest routes to certain settings, here’s a way to achieve that for auto-brightness. It comes to us by way of XDA-developers. Just download and install the AutoBacklight Toggle CAB and you’ll find a new shortcut in your Windows Mobile Start menu. Just tap it to instantly enable/disable automatic screen brightness. Since I use Co0kie’s Home Tab, I’ve actually set this shortcut as one of my quick links for fast access.
Note: AutoBacklight Toggle was created for the HTC HD2, but I tested it on a Touch Pro2 and it works fine.