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display sleep after "never" option ie. "display always on" is needed

asked 2013-12-26 11:30:15 +0200

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updated 2014-11-26 13:09:37 +0200

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Jolla has the same "bug" as N9: when choosing display sleep time, you get options from 30s to 10 min. BUT there should be option to have it always on: "Display sleep after never".

You need to have the display always on for example navigation.

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Display "always on when charging" is needed.

ortylp ( 2013-12-26 11:32:34 +0200 )edit

Better yet the API for disabling screensaver on applications that needs the screen always on should be public.

Frye ( 2013-12-26 13:58:20 +0200 )edit

Well, despite of your arguments, N9 had option "display alway on when charging". It was quite useful when turn-by-turn navigation software was used. If Jolla SW doesnt have such option, it should be immediately inserted.

LaruX ( 2013-12-28 21:55:47 +0200 )edit

like demo/sales mode always show

redge73 ( 2013-12-30 04:41:22 +0200 )edit

Yes, for example when driving, phone in a car stand, you don't want to fidget with the phone every 10 minutes.

jsiren ( 2014-01-20 15:07:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-04-05 18:57:03 +0200

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While neither N9 nor Jolla has these available via settings UI, both still inherit the functionality from N900 and earlier Maemo devices. Thus "always on when charging" can be enabled from command line via: "mcetool --set-inhibit-mode=stay-on-with-charger". This keeps the display from blanking from app ui when charging. To stop blanking from lock screen too, add also "--set-tklock-blank=disabled".

For stopping all timer based blanking, convenience option "mcetool --set-demo-mode=on" can be used. Invoking "mcetool --set-demo-mode=off" resets both tklock-blank and inhibit-mode back to defaults.

Note: None of the above applies for applicationslike navigation, video player, etc that want to keep the display on. They need to use either the legacy D-Bus interface or convenience C++/QML wrappers at: https://github.com/nemomobile/nemo-keepalive for blank prevention.

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When thinking general (or "dummy") user, he/she really has no desire to learn how to command line these. So I really do think we need simple UI-based option to change this.

t0mps0 ( 2014-04-07 09:39:56 +0200 )edit

bash-3.2# mcetool --set-demo-mode=on

bash: mcetool: command not found

...so what am I missing here?

eson ( 2014-04-07 11:18:04 +0200 )edit

@eson: The mcetool can be installed via: pkcon install mce-tools

spiiroin ( 2014-04-07 11:37:06 +0200 )edit

@spiiron: Thanks! That helped. :)

eson ( 2014-04-07 12:52:17 +0200 )edit
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