This applet let you easily change the display blanking mode right from the status menu, without having to go through the settings. It also let you inhibit display blanking without changing the mode, either until you manually disable it or using an user provided time to automatically disable the display blanking inhibition.
This is how the applet looks like (the applet is highlighted by making everything else black and white and blury).
If for some reason that’s not good enough (maybe you don’t want to add the extras-devel repository), you can install it manually getting the binaries or sources from Maemo‘s package home. If that’s not good enough either, you can find the latest source and the binary packages for Fremantle (tested only in a Nokia N900) here.
If you want to compile it yourself, you probably need to install a scratchbox and Maemo 5 SDK but, unless you’re a developer wanting to improve it (and if you are you’re are very welcome!), you won’t need to do it.
As soon as the package get uploaded to Extras, you will be able to install it using the .
If you want to keep up with the updates, I usually post new releases in my blog. You can subscribe to the sadba tag feed if you want to receive any news (or random thoughts related to this applet) or to both sadba + release tags if you only want to subscribe to new releases only.
Start display blanking inhibition immediately when activated instead of doing so when the timer for display blanking fire. This makes the applet behave properly for phones configured to blank in less than 30 seconds.
Fix build and source dependencies.
Add homepage to control file.
Optify package to use less rootfs space.
Show a status icon when display blanking is inhibited.
Improve package description and add icon for the Application Manager.
Add a extended description for display blanking modes.
Update translation files.
Add timed display blanking inhibition button (the user can input a timeout after which display blanking inhibition will be disabled automatically).
Do some more code cleanup.
Use a dialog to let the user pick the desired blanking mode instead of cycling through all available modes.
Subscribe to GConf notifications for changes in blanking mode.