Desk Clock


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  1. icemanbergkamp

    icemanbergkamp Member This Topic's Starter

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    anyone know of a way to stop the desk clock app from disappearing once the screen time-outs?

    my screen i currently set to time-out after 1 minute which ideally i don't want to change. however, what i'd like is for the desk clock to display when my phone is on my bedside table during the night. at the moment i lose the clock as soon as 1 minute has passed which seems to make this app quite pointless

    ive tried using an app called 'keep screen' but found this to be a little annoying
     

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  2. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member

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    I have my Desire set to keep the screen on when charging so the desk clock can be on all night, and my phone is always well and truly charged in the morning. It's not an ideal situation I know, but at least you never forget to charge your phone.

    BTW, I don't know if OLED screens suffer burn-in - anyone got any knowledge? It's not relevant here as Desk Clock moves the time like a screen saver but it would be nice to know.
     
  3. Pojken

    Pojken Well-Known Member

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    Mine stays on, but it could be because I use Screebl which allows for certain orientations to stay on. I LOVE IT because it turns off only when I put it down (flat 0 degrees). When I sleep, I place it in a cardholder to act as a clock.

    The only odd thing is that there seems to be a "top" and "bottom" orientation to the phone. Top in portrait is obviously earpiece to microphone. Top in landscape is volume buttons facing down... which just seems counter-intuitive if you want to use the volume buttons as a snooze button.

    Tim
     
  4. CorruptedSanity

    CorruptedSanity Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to hit the " night bed side clock " one
     
  5. icemanbergkamp

    icemanbergkamp Member This Topic's Starter

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    unfortunately this has the same problem and the screen still time-outs

    the clock still displays even if you have time-out enabled if the handset is charging, but as far as i can see there's no way of doing this without the phone charging unless you install a 3rd party app. annoying!
     
  6. Willie Heckerslyke

    Willie Heckerslyke Well-Known Member

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    This is weird....I've just bought a Desire and the Desktop Clock stays on all night - regardless!!

    It's so cool, I was saying to the 'Mrs' that i was going to replace my bedside alarm clock, with a cradle/charger when it comes....

    I've done absolutely zilch since I've had it, to 'make' it stay on all night though....maybe it's a firmware version fix as I've got a newer one!
     
  7. JasonC

    JasonC Well-Known Member

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    Desk clock or night clock doesn't stay on for me either :(
     
  8. qii

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    I just select either the night or day one, it will stay on for me always...
     
  9. JasonC

    JasonC Well-Known Member

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    I guess this must be a firmware issue then.
     
  10. Smokinjoe18

    Smokinjoe18 Active Member

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    Well i've found this app on the market (free)

    Kaloer Clock - Night Clock - Android Apps and Tests - AndroidPIT

    Works a treat turns on when AC is connected with alarm settings and mute ringer or notifications as well as an option to disable screen lock, long press on screen speaks the time and more.

    Have a look see what you think..
     
  11. colrey

    colrey Well-Known Member

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    Gentle alarm clock is the answer to all your problems.
     
  12. Saint2710

    Saint2710 Well-Known Member

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    I've had this app on my Hero for a while, very good and the support from the Creator Mads Kalor is top notch.:)
     
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    toadstools Well-Known Member

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    smokinjoe18...you're as star, lovely app..thanks a lot, have set the digital blue setting and looks amazing!!! :~)
     
  14. gazcarts

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    Toadstool and others, Desk Clock WILL stay on, but ONLY if the phone is connected to the a charger or charging from a PC. HTC realise the battery will be drained otherwise, hence why it doesn't work if not on charge.

    Also, make sure you press the small button with the moon crescent and star, or the one with a picture of a PC. The PC one is brighter, so only meant to be used when connected by USB cable to a PC.

    Kaloer Clock is good, but it worries me that the clock doesn't move, and might cause an image to be burnt into the screen after many hours of use.

    Regards
    Gary
     
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  15. carbonara

    carbonara Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't stay on for me either.

    There must be a way of getting it to stay on without a third party app though because it should be obvious to HTC that a bedside clock mode is utterly useless if the screen goes blank after 30 seconds.
     
  16. widehead

    widehead Well-Known Member

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    Could just buy an alarm clock for a few quid. Just sayin'. :)
     
  17. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

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    Better alarm from the market is a really great app too. Couple of nice clocks with weather and other bits. I upgraded to pro it was that good :)
     

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