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    Question Google Maps & Screen timeout

    Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

    The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

    Any ideas would be a huge help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelheadhd View Post
    Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while. now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

    The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

    Any ideas would be a huge help!
    options/sound and display/screen time out. Set it so it doesn't.
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    I have been using that method so far and it works good but if I forget to set the screen to timeout again I'm afraid I will use up my battery at work when my phone is in my pocket. Many times today I would check my phone and it would be on the unlock screen in my pocket b/c the keyboard would be slid open slightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelheadhd View Post
    Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

    The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

    Any ideas would be a huge help!
    A car dock would eliminate this issue.
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    I'll have to look into a car dock. Any recommendations on a car dock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelheadhd View Post
    I'll have to look into a car dock. Any recommendations on a car dock?
    The Motorola one is perfect and only 29.99
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    Verizon has it on their website. Try the promo code "ACC20", that MAY still work and save you some money.

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    theres an app called keepscreen that will allow you to pick which apps you want to stop from timing out while in use.
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    I've got the car dock and with the screen timeout set to one minute... having it docked changes nothing. Driving along with it to the first time, I got pretty annoyed at having to change the setting.

    Dumb...

    if anybody knows a workaround, or a simple tweak/app that can change this behavior, let us know!
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    plug in the phone, it won't go to sleep if its charging

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