6600M\6400M screen saver

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When we run SmartSDR on a 6400M or 6600M is there a way to add a screen saver to the M Radio display?
No reason for the screen to be left on when used in server mode (SmartSDR, IOS SmartSDR or External Maestro), Just kind of irritating to have it on all the time, makes a way to bright night light. 

If one could be added could just have the screen come back on when it is touched. 

Thanks a lot

Bret
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Robert Lonn

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Funny, I was thinking the exact same this this morning about this topic!!! Lets see what Flex thinks!!!!

Robert
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Waldi

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Hello
has anyone installed screen protector glass on Flex6400M / 6600M
Touching the screen with your fingers leaves traces, I want to protect my Flex6600M
some hints what screen protector glass model to use here -?
Thank you for your help

or planned in next upgrade - screen saver for these Flex "M" models?

Regards Waldi SP7IDX
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I avoid the whole issue by using a stylus of the type used with smart phones - much more accurate than a finger tip, and has no oils :-)
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Robert Lonn

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Ted is correct, I use the same type of Stylus on all my touch screen radios, phones and tablets!!! Plus they are more precise then your finger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Multi-Color-Universal-Stylus-Touch-Screen-Pen-for-Tablet-Phone-iPod-iPa...
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I understand it and use the stylus, it is very precise and does not leave a trace on the screen but still does not protect the screen
Regards Waldi
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Not sure what these responses have to do with a "screen saver" which was the original post which would turn off the screen (like a computer or tablet does) when it hasn't been used for a pre-set time or when we have SmartSDR, IOS device, or external Maestro connected unless the user touches the screen. 

Maybe these comments should be on there own thread labeled "Screen Protector" or "Pointer device's"

73's
Bret
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Rick WN2C

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I am still trying to figure out why you need a screen saver.
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WX7Y

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When you run the radio remote as explained previously as a SERVER for other devices the screen stays on and like any other screened device can have BURN IN and then always have the image ghost burnt into the screen after an extended time of not changing screen content. 
If you have never ran your radio from SmartSDR or remotely you have not seen the screen that never changes and is useless to be running unless you want to switch back to the M head which you could touch the screen to have it come back on. 

I run all my radio's 80% of the time remote but the radio is on ALL the time for months not just when I am sitting in front of it. 

Ever wonder why computers have screen savers? this is why, not just to save power.
hope this clears up your confusion.

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Bret
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Bill -VA3WTB

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As we know, Flex radio has said they will consider this, but no from a possible burn in stand point.
Burn in is a non issue with this type of screen.
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I apologize to Bret for a few sentences about "safety glass"

And I think that you are right with the screen saver option on the menu

I use my Flex 6600M - on 24/24, 
and brightness in my radio shack focuses my wife's attention and she often asks me "Why do you have light in your room? Why does not I have a screen saver like computers that screens off?

I think and FRS gentlemen should think about it
- the same applies to my Maestro, I will rest without light :)
Regareds Waldi
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 You can turn DOWN the screen brightness if you want to,, or you have dozens of selections on things you can place over the screen to dim it down, like they have available for laptop computers that do not affect the Touch Screens capabilities... Several options

https://www.cdw.com/product/Fellowes-PrivaScreen-Blackout-notebook-privacy-filter/4146593?cm_cat=Goo...!

https://www.ebay.com/i/172619405444?chn=ps