Question / feature request

Question / feature request

So I finally got to see the Model S in person. One of the few things I don't love about it is the touch screen. I like dials and buttons. I spend too much of my life staring at screens as it is. But, ok, I can live with it.

However I'd certainly like to not have to have the thing thing lit up for my entire drive - but I was surprised when the salesperson told me that its impossible to turn the screen off. Turn the brightness down a lot, yes. But not off.

Is that right? And if so, that would be a big feature request for me. Please allow me to turn off the screen if I'd like!

David Trushin | 15 febbraio 2013

There is a screen off button on the settings page. But touch the screen and it comes back on.

stimeygee | 15 febbraio 2013

Oh. Ok great. Never mind!

Although I'd prefer it to be me more prominently placed. One touch off and on. Like your iPhone or IPod or any other touch screen.

nickjhowe | 15 febbraio 2013

@stymig - check out the Software Enhancement Request thread. Probably the best screen for minimal brightness/distraction is the media screen blown up to full page - 3/4 of it ends up being blank.

olanmills | 16 febbraio 2013

You can turn the brightness very low. They should probably add the option to adjust the center console and guage cluster screens independently if you want.

RZitrin1 | 16 febbraio 2013

This would be a good thing to add to the IPhone app.

Robert22 | 16 febbraio 2013

You would prefer to fish for your phone instead of directly selecting a dark screen on the nav? | 19 febbraio 2013

I suspect you'll get used to it, but in case not, I created an all black web page at:

Set it in your web favorites to get quick access.

If you double click on the top web icon you get the web page to expand on 95% of the display filling both panes (the top and bottom buttons remain).

This also makes it a bit easier to clean, as there are no links on the page so you can press in the dark area without anything happening.

nickjhowe | 19 febbraio 2013