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Re: [wake-lock] Need maximum screen brightness mode

From: Henrik Joreteg via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:24:54 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-440133487-1542687893-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I personally can't think of a single good use case for wanting to set a specific brightness. This is not something I can imagine wanting as a user. To me that feels like a website reaching a hand out of my screen, opening my settings and moving the slider back and forth. As a user, that just seems wrong. That's an OS-level concern. 

The only exception I've been able to think of is this screen barcode scenario. And the only reason I would be OK with that, as a user, is because it provides a very specific utility: It temporarily _turns my phone into_ a concert ticket, boarding pass, etc. Under no other circumstances would I want a web app to mess with my screen brightness.

The truth is, even in _that_ scenario I don't love the idea of a website having that power. But I'm perfectly happy to temporarily give it the power to transform my phone into a replacement for a paper boarding pass. 

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