TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Turning off 17" touch screen...

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by gdh66, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. gdh66

    gdh66 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Location:
    Portland
    In many visits to the 17" touch screen, I haven't been able to actually turn it off temporarily. It is possible to dim the screen down to its lowest point using the display settings screen, but this also affects the driver display LCD. I can envision times, particularly at night when alone in the car, when it would be convenient and easier on the eyes to simply switch off the 17" display while leaving the driver display LCD on. Then, when one wants to bring it back to life to adjust a control, simply tap it to turn it on. Perhaps a "display off" button on the display adjustment screen under the swipable brightness switch?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oops, mods -- maybe move this to Model S: User Interface...sorry
     
  2. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,281
    Location:
    Ancaster, Canada
    I usually turn off the screen in my BMW when driving alone at night as you mentioned. If this isn't possible currently in the Model S, hopefully it will be soon!

     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    That would be a nice option. I've found in night mode that it isn't that distracting though.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Hmm, there isn't an option Dave? In one of my earlier videos I thought I captured that? Perhaps it was removed from the release version, or I'm mistaken.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    #5 dsm363, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
    I'm out of town but headed to DC store in 30 min so I'll ask. I don't think it is though.

    I checked. It's not possible at this point but should be with a future software update. No firm date.
     
  6. JAG

    JAG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Hmmm can't turn off the screen ..."Open the pod bay doors Hal." ...........My screen is fading Dave..... Perhaps it has a way to turn off and only notify you of only the most important things- or provide and alert in the dash to turn it on.
     
  7. albiefett

    albiefett Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Orange County
  8. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    10,338
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    What you want is already available. Just put the display in "screen cleaner" mode. It takes a few taps but it's pretty easy to do.

    Though honestly I don't understand how the center display is a distraction. Keep your eyes on the road...
     
  9. rlang59

    rlang59 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    923
    Location:
    US
    Didn't happen to notice the date on the original post did you?
     
  10. Vip

    Vip Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2013
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    United States
    Was going to suggest the same as ecarfan. Half of my driving is at night and I do not find the screen distracting.
     
  11. Relativityboy

    Relativityboy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    ecarfan & Vip - people are different. That's why we have adjustable seats, contact lenses, and displays that can turn off.
     
  12. GuyGadois

    GuyGadois Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    SLO
    I think someone made a webpage for Tesla that is just a black screen
     

Share This Page