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So I was sitting there this morning, and it just hit me... I used to use about:blank as my home page on my *really* old PC because anything else just took too long to bring up... and what is about:blank... a blank page... and a blank page is...
So go to your browser on your device, type in about:blank and save it as a favorite with the name 'flashlight'... and hello mom... you've got an instant flashlight... nothing to download... you're welcome :)
But wait, there's more
I have two pages at WynApse.com that I will leave up as long as I'm in scope, that will provide other flashlight functionality...First
is Blue Light
This provides a soft 'Silverlight' light... suitable as a nightlight... particularly if used in conjunction with the paperclip kickstand
from the other day :)Second
is Night Vision Red
This one is to be used when you're outside and don't want to mess up your night vision :) ... I just looked that up, and the jury is out on if that works for everyone or not, and I just picked a red color out of my hat... if anyone knows a colorref that is better suited, let me know... as you can guess, it's not a huge effort to change.
Code is OpenSource
I don't see a reason to show the code here... you can view source on those two pages and put up an entire color-cornucopia of flashlights :)
One cool instruction...
When you run one of these flashlights, turn the phone into landscape mode, and the 'chrome' will all go away and you'll have a larger flashlight area. Going back to portrait mode will get your control back.
Stick around, who knows, I'll probably think up other uses for the 'run what you brung' set.
OK, I'm not done yet...
I dont' know if it's *this* phone because of the memory size, or all phones, but trying to save those three links as shortcuts ran me out of space.
So, I had a better idea, and it combines this post with my one about OneNote.
Simply make yourself a page in OneNote called Flashlights, and have a set of links in there like this:
Now you can pin that page to the start page, and when you need one of these beauties, just click the link... oh, and notice I added a Flashlight.html link to WynApse.com because I couldn't launch into http://about:blank from OneNote... duh.
Have fun, and Stay in the 'Light!