Display Settings While Docked or Plugged-In?

biggbrother2

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Does the Prime have specific setting for the display while docked or even plugged-in?

For example, when I have the Prime in the dock, plugged-in, on my desk, I would like to just have it stay on. I have a nice wallpaper, and I like to jump from the Prime to my work PC as necessary from time to time.

However, I noticed that I can only set the "Display On" time as a universal setting, for example: 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, always on. I usually have to switch it to Always On to achieve this functionality. The problem is that when I undock it and am using it as a tablet, I may forget to switch it back to "2-minutes" and then the display will say on indefinitely if I forget to physically press the power button, draining the battery.

Has anyone figured out a setting to help with this or maybe there is an app out there that addresses this type of functionality? It seems like at the very least different power schemes should be included (i.e. when plugged-in, when on battery). This has been a basic functionality on Windows laptops for many many years.
 

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I can't check now, as, my Prime wont work (used it at night, turned it off, went to bed, woke up, not working), but, when I have my Prime docked and plugged in, the display does not turn off. I think it might dim, but, it doesn't shut off.
 

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Setting Profiles should be able to do the trick for you (I linked to the free one, the pay version allows you to have more than one profile active). I don't have my Prime with me today, but on my phone I see an option for Screen Timeout and you can set it to "Never timeout"

Tasker can probably do it too (it's very powerful), I just never bothered to pay $6-7 for it (and I already bought Setting Profiles by the time I heard about it)
 

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