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    Keep Screen On Alternatives

    Keep Screen On is described as 'Annoyed by your screen turning off when you're using certain apps? Don't change your display settings and waste battery by keeping the screen on when the home screen is open. Just install this app and tell it which apps you want to keep the screen on for' and is a Prevent Sleep Mode App in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Keep Screen On for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, F-Droid and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Amphetamine, which is free. Other great apps like Keep Screen On are Caffeine for Windows (Free), KeepingYouAwake (Free, Open Source), Don't Sleep (Free) and Caffeine for Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    Annoyed by your screen turning off when you're using certain apps? Don't change your display settings and waste...
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    1. Welcome to Amphetamine4, the most awesome keep-awake utility ever created for macOS. Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display, awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers.
    2. If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard, so won't lock the screen or activate the screensaver.

    3. KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS Yosemite (Version 10.10) and newer that can prevent your Mac from entering sleep mode for a predefined duration or as long as it is activated.
    4. Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.
    5. Inspired by the Mac OS X version, Caffeine for Linux is a status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the "sleep" powersaving mode.

    6. Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.


      This software has not been updated in 9 YEARS!
      (Reassigned from dangerous by IanDorfman on 2019-04-18)

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Mouse Jiggler is a very simple piece of software whose sole function is to "fake" mouse input to Windows, and jiggle the mouse pointer back and forth.
    7. Annoyed by the display getting dim when you're reading or watching something? What if the computer could “see and hear” you?
    8. Coffee allows you to keep the display awake without having to change the device settings. It can be toggled at various places:
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      KeepOn is free and open-source (FOSS), without any ads/tracks and no Internet use.
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