Keep Awake

Keep Awake

Override system power-saving settings.

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What is Keep Awake?

Keep Awake is a very popular Chrome extension by This extension has 1,592,844 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.01, and is most similar to Keep Awake (Display | System) and Caffeine - Keep Awake. The latest version, 1.8, was updated 9 years ago.

Stats date:
Version: 1.8 (Last updated: 2014-09-04)
Creation date: 2014-09-04
Manifest version: 2
  • power
  • storage
Size: 31.49K
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Keep Awake
Keep Awake (v1.0.0)
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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.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works well
  • Essential for some use cases
  • Easy to use
  • Life-saving
  • Efficient
  • May have issues with monitor waking up
  • May use a lot of battery
  • Some reports of it not working
Most mentioned
  • Works well
  • Not working
  • Essential
  • Easy to use
  • Battery usage
  • Monitor waking up issue
  • Life-saving
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Risk impact

Keep Awake is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

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Risk likelihood

Keep Awake has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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Caffeine - Keep Awake Caffeine - Keep Awake
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Be awake Be awake
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