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Thread: Screen Timeout - Undocked vs. Docked

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    Screen Timeout - Undocked vs. Docked

    I like to keep my screen timeout set at 2 minutes, because if I leave it set to "Never Timeout" I'll just plain forget to turn the screen off. With battery life a precious commodity, I can't afford to forget.

    When I dock it in the Multimedia Station, however, I want the Droid to stay on at all times (for the clock, weather, etc). It's why I bought the dock. With it set to 2 minute timeout, the dock closes the screen after 2 minutes. Not nice!

    That said, I can't find any way to 'have it both ways'. I either keep it set to a 2 minute timeout and the dock will turn off, or set it to never timeout and fear battery drain.

    Any suggestions? I don't see any separate dock or charging settings, which stinks. How are you configuring this?

    Thanks
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    If you have Locale, you can setup a profile so if the phone is charging, the screen won't timeout. That's how I have mine setup - also works great in the car this way.
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    Agreed.

    I had the same issue with the screen timing out while driving and listening to radio and whatever. Download Locale, set up 2 profiles, one for "plugged" one for "unplugged". Its under "battery" settings, then "display settings" as a setting. ("Battery" is the condition").

    -Wil
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    I have mine set to 30 seconds and that works great for me. However, when I have it in the docking station it always stays on the whole time (no Locale, Screebl, or any other app set). I assume it is because I keep it plugged in when it is in the dock (this way you get an alarm clock and a freshly charged phone every night).
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    No app needed! From the main settings:

    Applications->Development->Stay awake.

    "The screen will never sleep while charging." That is exactly the behavior I wanted, and now have.
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    All excellent suggestions! Thanks!

    I wonder why they hid the setting in "Development"? I think that was the only menu on the phone I didn't click through.

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