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Caffeine Keeps Your Screen Awake (Linux)

posted 15 Apr 2011, 19:33 by Dennis Ideler   [ updated 15 Apr 2011, 19:51 ]
If you use a laptop then you've probably experienced having to shake your mouse every so often just so that the screen doesn't dim while you're watching a video. That can be really annoying at times, especially on YouTube.

Caffeine was designed just to solve that. It's Linux only for now.

To install it, you can simply download a debian package from its launchpad page, or if you automatically want the latest updates then you can add the repository to your apt-sources.

In Ubuntu, simply enter these commands from your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install caffeine

You can then access Caffeine from Applications -> Accessories -> Caffeine.
Don't forget to enable its "Activate for flash video" setting! This lets it automatically detect when you're watching flash video online and auto-enables Caffeine.