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[Q] disable screen auto wake in android

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Default [Q] disable screen auto wake in android

I have a specific problem that has persisted through multiple android devices, through all ROMs and builds.

Currently I am on a Verizon galaxy nexus with cyanogen 10.1 (background in case it's more relevant than I believe).

When a timer or alarm goes off on my device, or when I receive a call or text, my screen wakes automatically. I think this may be considered a "feature" in android. However, since my phone is nearly always in my pocket, it means that the screen turns on and often receives enough of a false signal in my pocket to disable an alarm or decline/accept a call. It is very inconvenient and would be alleviated if I could specify that I want my device to turn on the screen ONLY when I press the power button.

I know that others have the same problem from searches on xda and elsewhere, but I don't see solutions (except what looks like a registry hack on some specific devices)

Note: I am not looking for a suggestion to get a cover to stop screen interactions while in my pocket, nor do I want to hear about a more elaborate lock screen to keep said interactions from interfering with alarms/calls. The problem is simply that the screen comes on at all with seemingly no way to change the behavior.

Thanks for reading and (hopefully) for helping with this problem.
 
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I'm not sure it does what you need but you might try IntelliCover: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....intellicover2

I can't find on its description that function but I read someone solved with that.

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Default no dice

I installed the recommended app (a neat app, by the way), but it doesn't fix the problem in question. Alarms and communications still wake the screen.

Thanks anyway.
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