Multimedia Dock + Froyo, screen won't stay lit like it did with 2.1

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    ANyone know how to fix this? Updated to Froyo, multimedia dock times out as if it's not plugged in. In the past the screen would stay lit when on the dock. Thanks.
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    Set Multimedia docking Screensaver timeout


    I was really annoyed with that also:

    This was posted on androidforums.com and seems to work!

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    Originally Posted by jfoust View Post

    I noticed this too and it annoys me because i use
    mine as a weather station/clock at work. I finally
    installed Alarm Clock Plus V2 and that has an
    option to disable the screensaver, but the Froyo
    App doesn't seem to have that ability.

    Install Alarm Clock Plus V2 (FREE or Paid $1.79), then Go into the settings for Alarm Clock Plus V2 and set screentimeout to NEVER.

    Jeff
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    Screen staying on while in dock

    I use a widget called :Screen Mode Widget.

    It has three modes
    1. AutoLock: Device will lock screen
    2. EaysUnlock Device will not screen lock but will dim
    3. ScreenStay: Screen will not lock and wnever dim.

    I use the 3rd option when in Car or Multimedia dock and the 2nd option so when the screen times out I do not have to unlock when pressing the power button.
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    I can't get it to run at all. It force closes every time I try to run it since updating to 2.2. Now I can only find DockService and a few other pay apps in the marketplace and Dock Service says it is not for the MotoDroid. If I search for Dockrunner it tells me there are no matches. Any suggestions on how to get the app again? I have had the dock for a long time and can't remember how the app got on my phone to begin with...:motdroidhoriz:
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    Go to the development settings and there should be a check box for "stay lit while connected to usb" or something that that effect. It keeps the screen on while plugged in.
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    Development tab works!

    Brilliant answer to this problem.

    settings-->applications settings--> Development--> Stay awake option..


    Thanks!
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    My Stay Awake option is checked, and the screen does not blank. Instead, the time jumps around as if it is a screensaver. This is since 2.2 and I don't want that at all -- I just want my dock screen. Also since 2.2, I must click through a USB Connected prompt, which is completely unasked for.

    This is not progress.
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    Mine does that too.....I would also prefer that it not. Mine is not giving me the USB connected prompt though...
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    I am having the same docking issues with the screen saver mode turning on. Loved when at my desk the clock and weather displayed prior to 2.2 - lots of comments above, but hesitant to download apps and comments are mixed. Any suggestion what to do? Have settings checked to always display when charging - still goes into sleep mode. I want my clock back!!!
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    That worked on mine. When I take it out of the dock, I'll just change the screen timeout. I have a dock at work, and want the screen to stay on then; at home, I have a dock, and use the alarm, and I'll let set it to timeout then.

    The Stay Awake option under Settings/Applications/Development still let it go into sleep mode while on my dock.
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    I echo the comments above. I have a dock at work as well as at home and I like to keep the dock screen up with the weather on it at my desk at work as well as at home (where I have the unit bluetoothed to a dock-n-talk). I would rather not have to download an app just to get back to the dock screen that was there originally. They need to have the screen saver as an optional selection.
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    Ditto !

    Ditto. Screen saver should be optional. I thought these screens do not have burn in issue?

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    Same Boat as everyone else

    Does everyone else who has the multimedia dock have the problem of it not saying in the notifications bar when it placed in the dock?

    I had a customized slide show, a playlist for sleeping etc. and I don't like the screen saver bouncing around.
    :motdroidhoriz:

    :motdroidvert:

    :icon_evil:
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    Count me in as pissed about this new version of the multimedia dock.
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    Same here!
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    The multimedia dock going in to "screen saver" mode is a huge pet peeve of mine too. Sure, I can tap it to wake it up but that is a total PITA. I also tried using the Alarm Clock V2 app but that messed with my car dock mode and kept overriding that and put my phone into multimedia dock view when placed into the Motorola car dock. I really hope that someone comes up with something to fix this.
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    I agree with everyone here, but my issue is when the phone is docked in a CAR Dock/Cradle. I've set everything I can think of to have the screen never DIM or turn off. The biggest issue is when using Slacker Radio (yes, I've changed the setting in Slacker to "Never turn off when plugged in"). The screen dims which is annoying. Any thoughts board members?
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    I think theres a good app idea here. Someone should make a replacement dock app that is more customizable. Or maybe a skinnable dock. Id pay for that.
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    Download Locale + Locale Dock Condition (by Jamie Countryman). $9.99 in the market (or free if you're a pirate which I in no way condone or endorse.) I set the Dock condition as screen timeout = never and the Default condition as screen timeout = 1 minute. Works perfectly
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
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    In 99% of cases I have absolutely no problem paying for an app. But in this particular situation, I am really not willing to pay $10 for an app just to make a dock (that I already dropped a chunk of my paycheck on) do what it is intended to do. The app may be worth it for someone else, but for me it's not worth that much to get the one feature I would use it for.

    In all of Verizon and Motorola's pretty pictures of docked droids online it's of the regular dock screen, not the stupid green clock screensaver. I just got the dock last week and I'm really disappointed. The cover for my droid broke and I couldn't find a new one I liked very much so I decided to use the money to buy a dock instead. I was so excited, but this mandatory screensaver really sucks. I can't believe that there is absolutely no customization with it.
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