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My friend has the Galaxy S and is able to control the brightness by sliding his finger over the notification-bar. He said he didn't install anything to have it (but he has a custom ROM, so that doesn't have to mean anything).

I have the HTC Desire running with the Cyanogen MOD. I tried finding a widget or something else that will allow me to control the brightness from the notification bar, but came up with nothing.

Can it be done?

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I don't think widgets attach to the notification bar. – Sparx Jun 19 '11 at 9:43
Yeah I would think you'd need a custom ROM/theme. – Matthew Read Jun 19 '11 at 17:33
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As far as you have cyanogenmod, you can do it ;) Follow the below settings menus: Settings-> CyanogenMod Settings-> Interface -> Status bar tweaks -> Than make sure Status bar brightness control is checked.

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This is an undocumented feature in certain Samsung devices. Hold your finger over the notification bar and then sliding it left and right can increase/decrease brightness.

It started with the Galaxy S, IIRC. Also, "auto-brightness" setting must be turned off.

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My Samsung Droid Charge also has this undocumented feature. What a great find! Thanks Sparx! – Matt Casto Aug 16 '11 at 14:55

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