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  1. da man

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    Just wondering if anybody knows he setting or any other way to keep the screen on while hooked up to a power source. Ive looked and looked in the settings and cant find anything.
    Thanks?
     

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    My workaround was to activate the "Keep Screen On" setting in Dolphin HD browser and leave it at the home screen. There are a few programs that have keep screen on settings if you don't want to do this with Dolphin.
     
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    Found a free app called "screen on" which works well for this. Just in case anybody else is trying to figure this out.
     
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    have you looked in USB settings, development?
     
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    only thing in development is mock locations or usb debugging, I know I saw this option somewhere, but can't find it now : (
     
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    Just curious why would want to keep the screen on while charging? I'm sitting here looking at my phone trying to think of a reason but coming up empty.
     
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    I like to have my screen on when i'm listening to Pandora radio or other similar apps. That way when I have to skip a song or want to find out who is singing, I don't have to keep hitting the power button, then unlocking it, it saves some wear and tear on the power button.

    But, to answer the other posters question, you would have to download a app to do that on the Epic 4g Touch, in the display settings it only allows the screen to stay on for 10 minutes.
     
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    Pandora doesn't have a 'Keep Screen on' option? I thought I remember it having one...
     
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    It still does. I was merely giving an example to why someone might want to keep their screen on from the other poster. They said they couldn't think of one reasons to have their screen stay on, so I was giving an example.
     
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    I'm reading these post because I'm trying to figure this out too. I use my Epic 4g as my clock/ and alarm and would prefer to glace as opposed to get up and wake the phone up. My Blackberry did it and as smart as this phone is I'm thinking it should do it too.
     
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    Using an expensive smart phone as a table clock might not be the best idea, considering that you can buy a common bedside alarm clock for a few dollars. I have an Ambient Drizzle alarm clock that I prefer because it has nice big buttons that don't go away with a screen change, two separate alarms, sets itself, and best of all it has a weather display that gets data from Accuweather via local FM radio stations' data channels. It's really cool, and no longer sold. :( At the other end of the range I used to use a tiny battery-powered pocket travel alarm clock that I found in my airplane seat (I tried to turn it in, but they said "keep it, we don't do lost and found") for years. The flight was from Europe and I haven't found anything nearly as cool in the US.

    If you want to use your SII on a cradle as a very expensive clock, don't let me (or anyone else) stop you. If you do see early signs of burn-in, you can always move around the panels from time to time. Although those constantly moving screen saver modes could make you think that burn-in could happen in the blink of an eye, the truth is that if it happens at all, it takes a long time. Changing things up every few weeks should be often enough.
     

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