1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    would like to have phone nbot sleep when using continuum so things stay open that were opened and waking from sleep sometiumes reequires addition unplugging and turning off devices that didnt wake up
    danny 2 likes this.
    01-25-2016 10:10 AM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Staying awake appears to be the default behavior, at least when using the Continuum dock.
    01-25-2016 11:23 AM
  3. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    Staying awake appears to be the default behavior, at least when using the Continuum dock.
    This is not true for the moment, at least on the 950XL.

    I've been trying to find a way to keep the screen from timing out, but the longest duration option is 5 minutes. I swear when I first got the phone it would stay alive indefinitely.

    I'm looking for a way to keep the screen on since I'm doing a lot in the kitchen today and have recipes open. Anyone know a solution? Maybe even an app (spotify doesn't) that can be open on the phone and prevent screen timeout?
    danny 2 likes this.
    01-31-2016 12:13 PM
  4. Jon Snyder's Avatar
    I am looking for the same thing. Kind of annoying and takes away from the advantages of using it. And every time I have to swipe up on my phone for the external screen to kick in.
    Paul Stasik and danny 2 like this.
    02-01-2016 06:48 PM
  5. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    We need to create more buzz on this issue I think. It's a very big one if Microsoft thinks people will actually be using devices as a desktop.

    Imagine your laptop just going off after 5 minutes with no control over it. The Lumia 1520 on WP 8.1 had a 'Never' duration for timeout, which I actually used so I could keep recipes or things on screen.
    danny 2 likes this.
    02-03-2016 07:37 AM
  6. danny 2's Avatar
    Ditto this 5 minute shut down kills me.... I run multiple machines and tried using continuum to down size my carry arounds. So if I have to jump to another machine for a few minutes why don't my continuum stay active.. Arg I can't find the saying to keep it awake just the 5 minute like stayed above
    Paul Stasik likes this.
    03-17-2016 09:18 AM
  7. iampwd's Avatar
    I made an app for that. When launched it will display a black screen. Tap once and it will display the time and date for 7 sec (Swedish). Double tap to close the app. While the app is running, the phone won't go to sleep and Continuum will be on.

    Now please note, I'm not a developer and only did the app for personal use so it's hidden from store. You should however be able to try it using this link. You have to take it "as is". It works for me using the 950 XL and display dock.

    First time you launch the app after install, navigation keys might not go away, just close the app and start it again and it should be fine.


    Sent from mTalk
    danny 2 likes this.
    03-22-2016 08:09 AM

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