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  1. n4cer26

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    My screen keeps shutting off when connected to external power. This is a pain when using GPS navigation in the car. I checked the setting options and didn't see the usual box to check which makes the screen stay on when the phone is plugged in. Maybe I just overlooked it. Any ideas? Thanks! Loving my new EVO 3D :D
     

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    Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> Check "Stay Awake" box if you have it. I'm running a non-sense Gingerbread 2.3.4 ROM which has it.
     
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    Thanks.....I will take a look!

    Yep....found it. Do you think it hurts the screen to stay on all night while charging? Or may make it fail prematurely somehow?
     
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    I've always used my Android phones as my bedside clock (since the day Android was released) and haven't had any problem (they're on all night long, obviously). LCD screens handle long-term static images with no problem. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
     
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    That is correct and is there on the EVO 3D also, but you can turn the screen off if you want thought, so when putting it in the charger at night you do not want it on all night, I am surprise though the screen goes to sleep in GPS mode, I will have to check that out, that is a PITA


     
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    Is there a reason this would not be there on mine. I have the Development option but nothing for Stay Awake in there. But would this always keep it awake or just when plugged in?
     
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    I am on Starburst ROM 4g Epic touch. There is no stay awake option in development, which left me searching for the solution. I've installed 2 apps (free) that solve it for me.

    First is "stay awake" (duh!) looks like it's been removed and added to the market. Option to not turn off when plugged in, or never turn off (also removed from settings).

    The other is "keepscreen", which will not timeout the screen for the apps you select. So now you can have a super short timeout system wide, but override it for those apps where its annoying. Ideally there would be a custom timeout option for each app, but keepscreen as it is, is a keeper!
     
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    when i am using navigation.. my screen dont turn off either..
     
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    Some apps have the permission to keep the screen awake. Navigation is one, games and movie players often keep the screen on, too.
     
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