Demo Mode

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Set Demo Mode for Sailfish OS

Very simple app to prevent the device from suspend and blanking the display.
The name comes from a comment to a post at TJC, showing how to do it with `mcetool --set-demo=[on|off]`.

My guess is, that the sailors needed a name for the setting on the way to demo their OS at Slush or
MWC, and couldn't come up with a better name. Well, neither can I, so here it is: A big on/off button.

For a while I used the `mcetool` method, but got tired of having to log in to the device. The app uses
`Nemo.KeepAlive` instead of `mcetool`, but basically does the same.

Start the app and press the button. When "On" the device keeps alive. If you close the app, it reverts to normal.
I guess I could come around that, but the app is coded in pure QML, and I don't think you can make it
run in the background from there.

Someone has probably already made a utility like this, but I couldn't find it, and I needed to tryout
Nemo.KeepAlive anyways :)




Application versions: 
File harbour-demo-mode-0.1-1.noarch.rpm45.1 KB22/12/2019 - 22:45
File harbour-demo-mode-0.1-2.noarch.rpm39.88 KB23/12/2019 - 17:31

- 0.1-2 First feeble attempt of making an icon.


broncheoli's picture


There's not link for a little donation! :-|


broncheoli's picture

Hi tanghus!

Thanks for this little helper. I was sad about the fact that the app "Stay Awake" does not work anymore. I made a feature request for a build in "blank-out-stop-button" and just days later you came on with this great substitute for my beloved app "Stay awake". Thank you. I will donate!

Greetings, broncheolus.

tanghus's picture

You're welcome. Don't worry about donations. It only took a few hours to whip together. Buy your special one some flowers instead - or buy yourself a beer ;)

PawelSpoon's picture

nice and simple, would love to link that to an ambience hmmm

tanghus's picture

Yes, that would be convinient.