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Offline rivets

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Noob TFT Question.
« on: Yesterday at 08:08:11 AM »
I have tried a search of the forum but may not have had the right key words.
First, of hopefully not too many, noob questions having picked up my new XRT yesterday, is it possible to make the screen default to the darker, low contrast display?
On the ride home yesterday, it kept switching depending on light levels and I found I liked the darker screen more than the white one.
I have been pouring over the manual as well but maybe I looked in the wrong bit of that too!!

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 09:57:08 AM »
I don't think you can actually. You can change the brightness of the screens alright but not fix either the light or dark version. Covering up he sensor would invoke the brighter screen too I guess, not the one you want!  You can disassociate the screen from rider modes (you may of notice they change with rider modes) if you like a particular screen and just use that one all the time.

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:31:51 AM »
Ok, thanks for your response, its no big deal, just curious..... :028:
surely covering the sensor would make it think its dark and therefore default to dark mode ? I'm not gonna do that by the way !!

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:53:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by rivets [+]
surely covering the sensor would make it think its dark and therefore default to dark mode ? I'm not gonna do that by the way !!
Correct. The contast menu options only allow you to select between 'High' (daytime white screen), or 'Auto'. I'd like to have the option to select 'Low' contrast though.

I guess Triumph's comment in the manual for the Auto Contrast option... "In bright sunlight, low brightness settings will be overridden to make sure that the instruments can be viewed at all times" is there to cover themselves so I doubt we'll get the option to select Low contrast.
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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:23:56 PM »
From my time with a Street Triple & chat on forums about the TFT it seems a lot of people would like the option to choose one screen or the other permanently so it doesn't change between the two.

I wonder if Triumph are listening ?????

Sadly, probably not  :157:

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 12:36:11 PM »
Thanks for all your comments, looks like its a done deal for now. I did just find the bit about locking it on the "white" screen. Hey Ho, I'm like a pig in $hit so don't really care.
So many options to play with..........

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 03:09:37 PM »
I asked myself the same question in the beginning (i.e. one year ago).
I ultimately got used to the frequent (but not fast!) switchings between high and low during my daily commute.
I rejected the option of covering the sensor as it would probably disable the auto luminosity adjusting function at night (which I find handy).

One last thing: I quickly installed an anti-glare screen protector and I don't regret it!

https://www.speedo-angels.com/product/triumph-tiger-800-1200-dashboard-screen-protector/

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 03:33:45 PM »
@ Nik That anti-glare screen protector seem like a brilliant bit of kit.
Was it easy to fit without getting any air bubbles behind it?

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 04:00:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by jannerman [+]
@ Nik That anti-glare screen protector seem like a brilliant bit of kit.
Was it easy to fit without getting any air bubbles behind it?
Not Nik I know but I have the same Speedo Angel and it was easy to fit without bubbles. I didn't find glare too much of a problem, but we don't get much Sun, so just went with the regular version and it's fine.

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Re: Noob TFT Question.
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 04:02:54 PM »
+1 for the screen protector. First thing I fitted to my XRT and a doddle to do.
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