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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
up vote 9 down vote accepted

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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