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Old 07-04-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Changing length of time before Kindle goes to sleep

By default, the Kindle 3 is set to go to screensaver mode after 10 minutes. However, this is too short for me - I often get interrupted from my reading for short periods of time, and it is annoying having to wake my Kindle each time it goes to sleep.

So I was wondering: Is there any hack that allows me to change the length of time before the Kindle goes to sleep?
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Not sure if you can. But, I don't think it's that big of a problem as a single flip of the switch brings it right back to where I was before.
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So I was wondering: Is there any hack that allows me to change the length of time before the Kindle goes to sleep?
See the first sticky thread in the Kindle Developer's Corner, there is a "Change Screensaver Timeout" hack that you can use. Be cautious to use a Unix text editor that end lines properly (with LF only).
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:57 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I did see that link but I was hoping there was an easier way than having to use USBnet. It looks complicated and I'm afraid I would spoil my Kindle.

I know it is a minor annoyance, but it is irritating all the same, especially since I often read using a bookstand that snaps the Kindle into place and completely obscures the power slider (so it takes a bit more time for me to wake the Kindle up). I guess I'll have to hope for Amazon to come to its senses and patch in such a basic functionality.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #5
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Not tested but from a 2nd Party Kindle Users Manual:

- Go to Home Screen.
- Open TextField bei pressing a character
- Enter ;debugOn
- select enter key
- Enter ~disableScreensaver
- select enter key

This disables the Screensaver (also during switch off).

To enable do the same but enter ~resumeScreensaver with enter key.

With ~help you can see more debug commands.

To leave debug mode enter ;debugOff
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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Not tested but from a 2nd Party Kindle Users Manual:

- Go to Home Screen.
- Open TextField bei pressing a character
- Enter ;debugOn
- select enter key
- Enter ~disableScreensaver
- select enter key

This disables the Screensaver (also during switch off).

To enable do the same but enter ~resumeScreensaver with enter key.

With ~help you can see more debug commands.

To leave debug mode enter ;debugOff
That works, but I like the screensaver to be delayed, not disabled.
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