Stop Screen Going Blank (Dark) on Ubuntu 13.04

July 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

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


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”.


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


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to

No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation.

Leave a Reply


Text formatting is available via select HTML.

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>