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Keep Awake

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Description from extension meta

Override system power-saving settings.

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Description from store This extension makes it easy to temporarily disable power management on Chrome OS. It adds an icon in the upper-right corner of the browser that can be clicked to switch between modes where the screen is kept on (sun icon), the system is prevented from sleeping (sunset), or power-saving settings are left unchanged (moon). ---- Frequently-asked questions: * Will this extension prevent a Chromebook from suspending when its lid is closed? No, but if an external display is connected, recent versions of Chrome OS will remain awake when the lid is closed. * What's the difference between the "screen is kept on" and "system is prevented from sleeping" modes? When the system is prevented from sleeping (sunset icon), network connections will remain active; this may be useful if using e.g. the Secure Shell app. The screen will still dim and turn off eventually, though. In the "screen is kept on" mode (sun icon), the system will avoid sleeping and the display will additionally remain on. * What do the icons mean? The sun icon means that the screen will be kept on. The moon icon means that the system will behave the same way that it would if the extension were not installed. The sunset icon is a middle ground: the system will avoid sleeping (as described above) but the screen will still turn off. ---- Release notes for version 1.8 (1.7 was never published): Removed windows.onCreated hack added to work around http://crbug.com/222473 on Chrome OS. Release notes for version 1.6: Removed scary "tabs" permission. (Technical details: There's a bug where Chrome doesn't notify extensions after the user logs in on Chrome OS. This extension loads its saved state whenever a window is created instead. The chrome.windows API is documented as requiring the "tabs" permission but listening for window creation appears to work without it.) Release notes for version 1.5: This version fixes a bug where the previous mode would not be correctly restored after logging out and back in. Note also that only the "keep the screen on" and "unchanged" modes are available in Chrome 26. In Chrome 27, the "prevent the system from sleeping" mode is also available.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-09-11) Mailel Sc: Nice
  • (2023-09-08) Daniel Martinez: Doesn't do anything and my computer still idles within 10 minutes.
  • (2023-08-16) Trilliant Machinemetrics: Is there anyway to revert back to an older version? I'm using it on a chromebit that doesn't update any more and since this app up dated I can no longer use it.
  • (2023-08-15) Erich Pechin: Worked great for a long time. Recently, it stopped doing anything. Click on the icon, nothing happens.
  • (2023-08-05) Shadow's Pancakes: Doesn't work anymore >:(
  • (2023-08-04) Meh Bleh: Don't know what happened to it today (August 4th, 2023) but it stopped working completely. The icon that normally stayed as a sunny day it isn't clickable anymore and it changed to the picture of a moon. Right-clicked to check options and it they are grayed out.
  • (2023-07-18) Brock Dillon: it really works but also if you put it on the day icon your battery goes down significant amount
  • (2023-05-24) Denise Allen: Worked great for a while, but lately it seems to have lost its oomph.
  • (2023-03-08) 허진행 (미원): 매우 잘 작동합니다! 다만 이 확장 프로그램을 활성화 했다는 사실을 잊는다면 크롬OS의 절전 정책에 버그가 있거나 장치에 말썽이 있다는 것으로 오해 할 수도 있음을 기억하십시오! 그 만큼 잘 작동한다는 뜻입니다! It works very well! Just remember that if you forget to enable this extension, you could mistake it for a bug in ChromeOS' sleep policy or something wrong with your device! That means it works just as well!
  • (2023-02-17) J J: I have used this extension for many years and I love it, but recently when I have it set for the computer to stay awake and have the monitor sleep, the monitor doesn't want to wake up again when i move my mouse or touch any key. It has done this several times now. This extension has to be the problem.
  • (2023-02-10) vivek raj: not working
  • (2023-01-15) That Random Arras: It works great but I think it's using a lot of battery? Or it could be the screen uses a lot of battery.
  • (2022-12-19) Fatima Huerta: Ignore the bad reviews, honestly I just use this to keep my computer on, idk about the other options but if you're looking for a way to keep your chromebook on, I recommend this extension.
  • (2022-11-22) Shawn Starr: Seems to work fine on my Chromebook, this is exactly what I needed!
  • (2022-08-26) Sourav Naskar: The day variant is not coming even after clicking on the icon . The screen goes off after 1 minutes as usual. it does not work.
  • (2022-06-29) F NE: It works, life saving! It's pretty insane that we have to install someone's extension just to prevent the screen from sleeping... Google no longer provides any way of preventing the automatic logout which then requires the password. Total madness. Let me control my stuff Google, if I want to configure something I know why and you don't. The more I use ChromeBook/ChromeBox computers and the least I want to ever buy one again.
  • (2022-06-02) Ikenna Mbonu: Great utility! Does exactly what it says, as it says.
  • (2022-04-05) Raj Kumar: Not working.......
  • (2022-04-05) 즐거운유튜브: wow
  • (2022-01-30) Ruso Anto: Not working
  • (2021-08-12) defwee fecsdeds: Amazing and very efficient!!!
  • (2021-05-31) Daniel Deskins: For some reason the screen wont dim or turn off with the sunset mode on any clue i may be doing something wrong
  • (2021-02-26) Ning Cao: good!
  • (2021-02-22) raul aguilar: its useless
  • (2021-02-09) Thomson Manoj: This is easy and simple to use, and works perfectly
  • (2020-12-06) Shriya Sharma: Did not work at all. My computer shuts off even when it's on. Would not recommend. It may be because I have windows. If were to suggest, you should make the screen stay awake even on Windows, or fix it. Thank you for your time and have a nice day.
  • (2020-11-28) David Cohen: Grateful despite no options, no suns or moons. Vids keep running w/ closed lid, but, still 10x better than incessant sleep/wake when using multiple chromebooks. Grateful and triple-thanks
  • (2020-11-05) Henry Toilet paper eater: It does nothing.
  • (2020-10-17) MyLessonsTV: Chromebook c710...crashed after closed. Tested. USB (Logitech, Labtec) keyboards stop working.
  • (2020-09-03) Daniel Bordner: I use this extension probably more than any other. Sometimes you just can't have your device going to sleep.
  • (2020-08-05) John Kelly: Worked great but now ChromeOS is reporting 'this extension contains malware'
  • (2020-04-11) wilmer reyes: muy bueno
  • (2020-03-24) Matthew Blecker: Works exactly as advertised. This is essential for keeping SSH connections alive, or other long-lived connections. I still wish Chrome OS had more flexible power management options built-in, including allowing Chromebooks to only lock on lid closed (staying awake). No extension can prevent sleep on lid closed, unless an external monitor is connected.
  • (2020-01-01) Gary Bishop: Works great. I use it all the time.
  • (2019-12-22) Richard Stephens: Does what it says it does - Chrome OS would be far less usable without it.
  • (2019-12-22) Jack Leahy: Does not work on Pixel Slate. Screen saver turns on in 6 minutes despite having set the extension to the keep awake setting unless I push a button or brush the track pad. It's a distraction if you want to watch any video that is longer than 6 minutes.
  • (2019-08-26) iNoobBoi: Quite efficient and compact.
  • (2019-08-14) Tahmid: Works
  • (2019-06-08) John Paul Villanueva: I don't know how these 3 options works. No clear instructions or settings. I just clicked the daylight since I want to keep my screen open even if its locked. So 5 stars!
  • (2019-05-16) kath nh: Now I don't have to sign in every time I walk away for a minute!
  • (2019-04-28) Alaric Titeux: Bonne idée, c'est même complètement débile de la part de google de ne pas avoir un minimum de gestion à ce niveau dans les chromebook. Par contre l'appli à empêché l’écran de se rallumer après avoir éteint et redémarré l'ordi. obligé de faire un recovery via usb... pas content du tout!!!
  • (2019-03-29) Pam wetherall: I 100% rate this as a must have for us filmeze and youtube watching video's buffs and other activities. etc...Before I had this ext added, it drove me crazy, well, I have now been using this ext for more than 3yrs and now I couldn't do without it now, it's like going out naked, you wouldn't do it would you,,,
  • (2019-03-10) Joshua Vogel: Does exactly what I needed: Keeping the screen on while cooking. Great that it doesn't require any permissions. Found the icon a little confusing at first, thought the rollover text showed what mode the extension would go to if clicked, instead it tells you what mode it's currently in.
  • (2019-02-27) Adrian Ma: Awesome, great for presentations and heavy duty work. Would be excellent if you offered a timed option to automatically switch back to regular mode after so many minutes or hours in case I forget to set it back manually.
  • (2019-02-13) AdMan The Lab Rat: I used it on ou ACER CB5-3111,s and I Love it because using Chrome on a locked do it overrode wn Win7 work box, this allows me to override My former employer's group policy and kills our mandatory 5 minute timeout policy (I installed it on my ACER CB5-311, then enabled Chrome to also synch my extensions and apps, then logged in at work on my Win7 box, firedup chrome and now I'm in control!
  • (2019-01-27) Marcelo Iturbe: Simplemente funciona.
  • (2018-12-04) Steven James: OMG this actually worked!!!! This just saved me a ton of headaches from a really inconsiderate policy.
  • (2018-11-29) Big lester: the option is built in but u got to know how to find it and you all rock.
  • (2018-10-01) Dave: Lid has to be opened and closed each time I use it connected to TV HDMI. Would love to just click my mouse and have it wake the screen. fail. Chromebook
  • (2018-09-30) Jacob Katz: It doesn't work on my Acer Chromebook. I wish it would, the screen keeps shutting off while I try to listen to a music video.

Latest issues

  • (2023-10-31, v:1.9) David Herve: Keeps freezing my system and makes it reboot
    Since the latest chrome update, my Chromebook keeps freezing and rebooting randomly. I closed all extensions, and it's working, re-enabled this one and my Chromebook started freezing and rebooting again. So I have disabled it until a update to this extension.
  • (2023-10-02, v:1.9) Rosemary McGowan: No longer functioning
    Stays on Moon on Dark - no options anymore. On Chromebook Pixel laptop from 2015. I will check my Pixelbook to see if same problem. Others seem to be experiencing the same issue. Please advise.
  • (2023-08-07, v:1.9) Kings Highway Systems: Stopped Working
    Please remedy the problem that started August 4 2023. My devices are a mess now. Thank you.
  • (2023-08-07, v:1.9) Ola Strømman: Doesnt work anymore
    Using the extension on old chromebits, version 86, doesnt work anymore. Crisis...!
  • (2023-08-05, v:1.9) CrossFit AMROCK: Keep Awake is no longer compatible with the recent version of Chrome.
    When will this be fixed or do we need to find a different extension?
  • (2023-08-04, v:1.9) Meh Bleh: Extension doesn't work anymore with today's update (August 4th, 2023)
    Don't know what happened to it today (August 4th, 2023) but it stopped working completely. The icon that normally stayed as a sunny day it isn't clickable anymore and it changed to the picture of a moon. Right-clicked to check options and it they are grayed out.
  • (2023-04-26, v:1.8) David Buse: Please update with setting time on / off!
    Hey Dev! Seriously, can you add a Time on / off setting where we can set the time to turn the extension on and off? I always forget to turn it on at the beginning of my day and forget AGAIN to turn it off! PLEASE. PLEASE update this with that function!!
  • (2021-10-18, v:1.8) Alex Diacre: Timers
    Love this extension. I would like to suggest a feature request: I'd like to set the extension to function during working hours (8am to 6pm for me) but disable after that. So if i forget to disable it, it will turn itself off at 6pm.
  • (2021-09-14, v:1.8) Lion Cheung: Stop Chromebook from turning on
    Would you please teach me how to stop Chromebook from turning on when I open the cover. Any tips and tricks to teach me how to use Lenovo N23 Chromebook. Thanks You !
  • (2021-05-07, v:1.8) Shaun Baker: Keep awake
    so why wont my chromebook stay awake still with this on
  • (2021-03-22, v:1.8) Fat Cat: Options Problem
    I can't open the "Options" menu. I'm hoping that I can lower the time for the screen to turn off down to 30 seconds, but the button is grayed out.
  • (2021-02-22, v:1.8) Mia Kennedy: Link to download
    Where is the link to download?
  • (2021-01-22, v:1.8) Bob Gross: Chrome OS Reported Malware
    I had this on my Chromebook for a few days before I got a notification that it contained malware related to this extension
  • (2020-11-09, v:1.8) P N: Other OS?
    Does it work only for Chromebooks?
  • (2020-09-30, v:1.8) Alex Ramsewak: Does this help with chrome remote desktop?
    Hi there, I currently work on a mac(OS Mojave), but have connected it to my home PC using Chrome Remote Desktop. I noticed that sometimes the connection will stop and I have to mess with the Chrome window a little for it to come back. Seems like it, but will this help keep the connection active?
  • (2020-09-11, v:1.8) Edwin Vane: Schedule feature request
    Hey, I love the extension but I often forget to turn it off at the end of my work day. It'd be cool to be able to schedule the keep awake mode.
  • (2020-07-08, v:1.8) Lawrence Meisel: Stopped working
    Worked as expected for a few days. Now the Chromebook goes to sleep (lid open or closed sun or sunset icon) and will not wake up. I have to sign in and reboot. Annoying.
  • (2020-05-28, v:1.8) Priscilla Seyboth: how do i get the setting to keep screen time on
    screen time goes off before im ready
  • (2020-05-11, v:1.8) Henry Herrera: keep awake extensio
    after the update, the keep awake extension has been disabled, tried to switch it on but it's grayed out, please advise
  • (2020-05-04, v:1.8) Saumya Gupta: When adding this extension, getting an error that it is blocked by administrator. Please suggest something.
    When adding this extension, getting an error that it is blocked by administrator. Please suggest something.
  • (2020-05-03, v:1.8) Mohina Tabussum: No longer working
    When adding this extension, getting an error that it is blocked by administrator. Please suggest something.
  • (2020-05-03, v:1.8) Mohina Tabussum: No longer working
    This extension was working fine 2 days ago, but now it's not working. This extension was very useful for me, please suggest something.
  • (2020-05-03, v:1.8) G Vikash Raju: Opps error
    when adding to chrome I'm getting an error message that it is blocked by administration. What to do can anybody suggest?
  • (2020-03-09, v:1.8) discover international: cant download
    i cant download on samsung and sharp smart tv
  • (2020-01-13, v:1.8) Amanda Garcia: Extension is Prohibiting PDF Files From Opening In Chrome
    Extension must be disabled to open PDF files in the browser.
  • (2019-11-15, v:1.8) Arnau Carreras: No Longer Working
    As others have said, this extension does no longer prevent a company-managed Chrome OS PC from sleeping since 1-2 weeks ago.
  • (2019-11-15, v:1.8) David Zhong: Does it work on Windows 10 with restricted ability to alter power settings?
    My company laptop is running Windows 10. I see reviews primarily from Chromebook users and I wonder how well it works on windows 10? Also, the power settings are managed by my company thus cannot be changed. The screen goes dark after 30min and requires password to log back in (yup, it's super annoying). Are you confident your addon can override this? Look forward to your reply.
  • (2019-11-14, v:1.8) Ryan MacConnell: No Longer Working
    This extension was working fine up until about a week ago. Now it will fall asleep no matter which mode it is set on.
  • (2019-11-12, v:1.8) CJ Vincoy: Does not function
    It appears that this extension is no longer working on our chrome boxes. Even though we had it turned on and setup, our units automatically shuts to sleep mode when no action is made within a minute, thus also removes connection in ethernet and causes problem for us to be back with our speakeasy on time. I am unable to record this for security reason here in our work environment. You can ping me at my LDAP (cvincoy) anytime if you have additional questions that I can help with.
  • (2019-11-11, v:1.8) Cute pepe: System is still going to Sleep mode (Tried using the two modes)
    The moment the tool is kept on awake mode and Kept ON mode, system should be ON forever but it's going into sleep mode per the system settings.
  • (2019-09-03, v:1.8) John Radford: Screen keeps turning off despite settings
    Hey there, I have this setup on a chromebit for a TV at my business, and for whatever reason everything works fine for a live menu we have on screen without it ever shutting off, but once we move chrome over to a static .jpg in another tab (it's our "we're closed" sign), the screens turn off after a couple minutes. Any insight on what is happening here and how I can fix it? Thanks in advance for your help. - John
  • (2019-08-16, v:1.8) Alex Hernandez: How do I download it? No apparent option
    No button or link to download
  • (2019-08-12, v:1.8) Mark Stahl: Suggestion: add a sleep timer
    Works great on my Chromebook, but if I If I forget to turn it off, the battery drains to zero. Please add a timer. For an example of similar apps that have a timer, see the Mac apps Caffeine and Amphetamine. Thanks.
  • (2019-06-14, v:1.8) Taiz Hernandez: Issue with Sleeping
    I have added the add on for Keep Awake and have also changed it to the sun so that it does not go to sleep. I am casting a desktop to a TV with Chromecast but the sleep images are still coming on the screen after a period of time. What do I need to do to fix this? Is it something that I need to correct on my television settings? Thank you
  • (2019-06-14, v:1.8) Jean Martin: Keep awake
    Bonjour, J'ai installé l'extension Keep Awake, et que je sois en mode coucher de soleil ou soleil, si je ferme l'écran, je perds la connexion internet. Cela ne fonctionne seulement si je laisse l'écran ouvert, mais je voudrai éviter le mode veille en fermant l'écran, comment faire?


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4.0041 (487 votes)
Last update / version
2023-08-04 / 1.9
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