04-10-2013 02:39 PM
it seems I have pressed something when my phone was in my pocket that caused my home screen with all my icons to go to a very dark screen
the screen goes bright if I touch the "search" icon on the top right, but then I cannot access the apps
if I touch the search function again the bright screen disappears and I have access to all the features on the phone
I have tried "reset" in the options menu; I have tried adjusting the "backlight" function to no avail
I used to be able to touch the notification bar across the top to access all emails and facebook but now it is hidden behind the search function bar
04-10-2013 02:40 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Community!
Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness creeps in, the first thing to do is a battery pop reboot. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes. See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.