GDK / APK for Google Glass – Keep screen from dimming

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Question Description

What part of the code in the four sample APK projects listed here for Google Glass prevents the screen from dimming?

When I write my own APK and sideload it, after ten seconds with no tapping, the screen dims but does not turn off.

What manifest change or code change can I use to prevent the screen from dimming.

Thanks! Should there be a Google-Glass-GDK tag? If so add it please.

Practice As Follows

There are a couple easy ways you can do this without requesting a wake lock:

  • Add the android:keepScreenOn="true" attribute to the root element of your layout.

  • Or, do the following in your onCreate method:

  getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_KEEP_SCREEN_ON);