Stop Screen Going Blank (Dark) on Ubuntu 13.04

July 15, 2013

Ubuntu desktop keeps going blank or dark when it is idled for a certain time. That’s not good if you’re watching movies on screen. Here’s the guide to stop your screen being turned off.

Open Brightness & Lock from Unity dash search results, or from System Settings

brightness&control

You’ll see the window as the below picture shown. Select “Never” in the drop-down box after where it says “Turn screen off when inactive for”.

disable-screen-blank

That’s it! There also provides options to disable lock screen and dimming.

Enjoy!

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