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Multimedia Dock Station Screen Always On - How?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dvap00, Apr 2, 2010.

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    Is there a way to make the screen stay on when it is in multimedia dock mode? I have searched and am slightly impatient today (Fridays seem to do that to me). Thanks!!
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    That is strange. Mine always stays on in the Multimedia Dock. Are you actually using a dock, or just starting the MM Dock app? If using Dock, is it plugged in? If it is not plugged in, it will shut off the display according to your regular settings, I believe.
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    Mine also stays on.
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    I'm using my EzeStand, letting itself go to dock mode through the magnet.
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    Is the dock plugged in to power?
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    If you are not plugged into the WALL CHARGER it will go blank. It does not stay on attached to USB on the computer.
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    mine does.
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    I think I have the answer ...
    There is an obscure setting and some people seem to have it set by default and others don't. Go to "Settings" - "Applications" - "Development" and then make sure the "Stay Awake" check box is checked. This will make sure your phone stays awake while charging by either USB or AC wall charger.
    Cheers,
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    Lawdy...Looks as if Google has been taking lessons from Microsoft in obscuring options.
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    Thanks ezeStand!!! Great product, and that did the trick. Wow, that was a hidden setting! The Droid on my desk looks way sexier now with a little show-off compared to always timing out black!!
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    I have a question about multimedia dock. I am running Smoked Glass version 6.0. It used to look just like the picture in Post #8 above. I re-flashed the rom, and now it looks like my home screen, and goes into screen-saver mode after a while, and the time moves around the screen sort of like a Window screen saver. I liked the version above, but I don't know if that's the 2.0.1 version or the 2.1 version. Also, is there a way to configure the colors, and/or what is displayed? Thanks!
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    I'm running DM and am using the mikradle, 5 in the morning the screen pops on and its in this screen saver mode with the clock bouncing around. Where are the settings for the dock mode? And I've never had the weather on it before, where is that?
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    Screensaver still coming on...

    Thank you, ezeStand. Mine started doing the screensaver thing after Android 2.2 was installed yesterday. Unfortunately, it still turns on the screensaver after 5 minutes even though I've made the change you suggested.
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    yes, and 2.2 also no longer respects the auto brightness setting in car dock mode. Turn auto brightness off and it still dims in car mode.

    Goggle R-E-G-R-E-S-S-I-O-N T-E-S-T-I-N-G???
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    Using Locale I turn brightness all the way up and stop the screen from timing out. Works great at work or in my car dock driving :D
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    Better Alarm

    I had to install Better Alarm. Works fine now. Stupid. Shouldn't have to install a third party app to turn off a screen saver.
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    After days of frustration I found Better Alarm Clock. I agree you shouldn't have to install a third party app just to turn off the screen saver "feature."
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    Yep the new multimedia dock screen sucks big time in 2.2. Google what were you thinking when they came up with this new look. Whats the point of having a brightness setting in dock mode if its just going to kick over to a screen saver in a few min's.

    Please Google bring back the old look in dock mode!
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    I like the new dock mode. I always used to turn the screen off at night because it was too bright. Now I just drop in the dock and its good to go. I used to have a app called dock awake that I used on 2.1 but uninstalled when i got 2.2.
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    Thanks Abadus, Tasker did the job and now the car dock stays bright as in 2.1 stock.
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