Keep screen on while on a call

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  1. CEB

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    Okay, I didn't finish reading the manual (it's too damn long ;)). Is there a way to stop the screen from turning off during a call? It makes it very hard to "press one for this, press two for that", and several times I've cut myself off by mistake.

    The Tilt has so many great features, but I can't get the hang of using it as a phone :eek:.
     
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    Hi : I have the same problem. I have been able to avoid cutting myself off by either tapping the screen every 20 sec to keep the screen lit or using the nav wheel to restore the screen.
     
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    You can turn it on again by momentarily pressing the power button.

    Even when it's being powered, it turns off. What's the point of that? Seems like such an obvious thing to have an option to keep it on, but not that I've found, and I've even started reading the manual again (there's some interesting stuff in there ;)).
     
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    Head over to xda-developers and search for Kaiser Tweak. Lots of usefull little registry hacks including keeping the screen on while in cal.
     
  5. CEB

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    Thanks schmenge. As soon as I can get some qulity time (ie, more than 30 seconds at a time), I'll head over there.

    I don't like the sound of registry hacks, I don't even do that on my PC. Must be possible though, it stays on when I'm listening to podcasts.
     
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    It's really more registry settings than hacks. Very straightforward to use. If you want you can PM me your email and I can send it to you.
     
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    Thanks for the offer, but I'll go to xds-developers and have a poke around. I'm wall-to-wall work and socialising until 22 July and I don't want to give myself anything that could distract me. ;)
     
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    I did this and it works! O had to subscribe to their forums first, but no problem with that.

    The screen now stays on while on a call. It does drain the battery a lot faster though.

    I hammer my battery so bad that I've invested in two additional chargers to keep around the house to prevent daily drain!

    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Glad it worked. Two other nice tweaks you can find at XDA are a cab file that will allow you to reassign the PTT button to another function and an updated Comm Manager that will let you toggle from 3G to Edge. BIG difference in battery life when not running 3G
     
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    I'm going to look around the site when I get time, thanks.

    We don't have PTT here in the UK. Is the PTT the button on the top of the left side (above the scroll wheel)? If so, I have already reassigned it using the standard 'Buttons' application.

    Edge is GRPS, isn't it? Again, UK names are different. Starting with slowest, we have GPRS, 3G, HSDPA. WiFi, I have found, uses even more battery than cell-based data. I prefer the fastest cell-based data connection; the trade-off between data speed and battery life is acceptable for me.
     
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