[APP] Screen Off

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By virgilp, Retired Recognized Developer on 21st June 2010, 08:20 PM
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This is my first WM app that I've developed about a year ago and I thought I post it here maybe someone else will find it useful.

This application simply turns off the screen on the device, without putting it to sleep. I use it to save battery when i connect my phone to the PC to sync or to copy large amount of data.

It was tested on HTC Touch HD with WM 6.1 and 6.5.3.
It DOES NOT require .NET Compact Framework. Just install the cab and launch the shortcut from Programs.

Remark: Some programs, usually media players, use a backlight keep-alive feature. Be sure to turn off this feature in order for the Screen Off application to work.
* iGO8 users, check out this post by Tom Lenferink. It worked for me.
* For TOM TOM, check out this thread:

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22nd June 2010, 02:45 AM |#2  
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Sweet. Just what I need. I need the GPS to keep running while turning the screen off to save battery power. Until now I have been using SVM Power Manager.

EDIT: Is this new app automatic like the power manager, or is it user initiated?
22nd June 2010, 02:59 AM |#3  
I made an article of your app. It will go live at 3:00 am EST.

Good job
22nd June 2010, 08:06 AM |#4  
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cool !
nice app!
22nd June 2010, 09:03 AM |#5  
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Thank you. looks nice
22nd June 2010, 09:12 AM |#6  
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will try this one, thanks!
22nd June 2010, 09:33 AM |#7  
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great App, well done, was looking exactly for this,
22nd June 2010, 09:46 AM |#8  
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mpf, i think i must not do something right because it doesn't work for me.

WiFi is on, s2u2 is off, no screenlock on, in the settings i unchecked "shut down if no use during ...

in the first 30-40 seconds, no problem, it all works fine, and after a minute or so, hop, wifi is off.

(sorry for my bad english, i'm a frog eater)
22nd June 2010, 09:57 AM |#9  
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Nice one! I've needed something like this for riding my motorbike with TomTom in my ear and phone in the pocket.

Is there a way to disable the touch screen as well? I also have the problem that the screen gets randomly pressed kicking me into TomTom menus and/or out of the app entirely. It would make this the best app ever...
22nd June 2010, 09:58 AM |#10  
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thank you so much why dont you name it insomia
22nd June 2010, 10:11 AM |#11  
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@taniwha913: I did the following tests:

1. I turned on the wifi and i launched the application. When I turned the screen back on, the wifi seemed to be reconnecting indeed.

2. With wifi on and data connection off, I started to listen to an online radio and I run the application. I listened to the radio for about 10 minutes with the screen off without wifi going off.

My conclusion is that the wifi goes off (or it seems to go off) if it is not used and the screen is off, even if it is configured not to do so. But if you use the wifi, you should't have any problems.

@doktor_dokski: When the touch screen is off it will not respond to any command, so if you press it accidentally nothing will happen.

@tarekkkkk: It's a good idea but I think there is no point in renaming it now. But you can rename the shortcut in your phone if you like
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