Keeping screen on in "Car Home" mode

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    Hey all!
    Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but I can't imagine someone else hasn't had this question pop into their heads already here on the forum:

    Is there a way to automatically have the screen "always on" when it's docked in the dash-mount? I like how the phone automatically goes into "Car Home" mode when you place it in the dock, but it'd be nice it the screen wouldn't time out. I guess the easiest work-around is to plug the car charger into the phone since I've got the setting checked to where the screen stays on while charging, but I don't always want to have to fumble around with the cord. Only reason I ask is because sometimes if I'm navigating through an unfamiliar area, I like to be able to just leave the Maps app open and glance over at the screen to see what streets are around. Any advice would help.

    Thanks!
    Gallasm
     
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    Get KeepScreen from the market. It's free and will keep the screen on for any app you tell it to. That's what I use and it works fairly well. Make sure you exclude it from your task killer .
     
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    Screen Mode is another one you might want to take a look at.
     
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    Just set the phone to Settings>Applications>Development>Stay Awake then check to on. Then plug in your car charger. Whenever the phone charges the display will stay on until you hit the power button/screen off.
     
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