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Generally when there is a USB cable attached to the phone it's not in my pocket, so the screen lock isn't doing anything usefull for me and I'd like to disable it.

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it's actually a desire z, but there is no tag for that and I don't have enough rep to make tags –  tolomea Nov 12 '10 at 10:11
    
Tag updated for you! –  GAThrawn Nov 12 '10 at 10:53
    
The question can be phone agnostic. The answer works on any android device. –  Gerhard Jul 7 '11 at 9:43
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If you go into Settings > Applications > Development there is a setting for Stay Wake which is described as "Screen will never sleep while charging".

Give that a try :)

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perfect, thanks –  tolomea Nov 12 '10 at 12:08
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