1. mryan55's Avatar
    I am just starting to use Continuum in earnest and had a quick question.

    When connected either via Miracast or HDMI/display dock the Lumia 950XL screen stays on the entire time that I am connected via Continuum -- even if I am using Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

    If I turn the phone screen off the Continuum session is interrupted.

    Is there any way to have the screen off while connected via Continuum?
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    02-25-2016 09:17 PM
  2. iampwd's Avatar
    I made an app that display an all black screen. That way I won't get burn-in or battery drain since black screen use less power.

    I think someone else released an app to the store that does the same thing. Search for Disable screen or something like that.
    02-28-2016 05:26 AM
  3. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Yeah, I use an app called Blank Screen, which combined with disabling the Continuum banner only leaves the back/home/search buttons on the screen. There may be variants of the app that disable those too - I'd certainly like to hear about them!

    But yeah, requiring the phone to be unlocked and active constantly feels like a bit of a design hiccup, but I guess it's just another one of those OS restrictions.
    02-28-2016 04:28 PM
  4. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Well, the WC app doesn't appear to have an edit function in Continuum - but Disable Screen does appear to completely blank the screen including the aforementioned navbar icons, so that'll be my go-to app from here on =)
    02-28-2016 04:47 PM
  5. mryan55's Avatar
    I find it to be a bit of an oversight too, although I would imagine the number of Windows Phone 10 users who are diving headlong into Continuum are probably a small minority.

    I find my usual Continuum setup is to use the MS folding keyboard and just use the phone screen as touchpad when I have access to a wireless display. That way I am carrying the bare minimum number of extras.
    02-28-2016 05:58 PM
  6. Flavio76's Avatar
    Will try disable screen then...it is annoying the phone screen on all the time at work
    03-06-2016 09:05 AM
  7. LondonLumia's Avatar
    My main worry with Continuum would have been screen burn-in (it's an AMOLED display on the 950/950XL) so that app is brilliant.

    I can see Microsoft basically implementing the idea of this app into the OS as a Continuum improvement; when in Continuum, the power button turns off only the screen, unlike currently without where the phone goes into more of a hibernation mode as is expected with general usage (which obviously must lessen the power available for Continuum).
    03-09-2016 01:09 PM
  8. StephenWagner7's Avatar
    I created a feedback report using the feedback app...

    Feel free to search for it and upvote... I think it already has 30-40 votes...
    03-09-2016 08:07 PM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I use disable screen.
    03-14-2016 09:58 AM

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