Keep Awake

Keep Awake

Override system power-saving settings.

Keep Awake
What is Keep Awake?
'Keep Awake' is a Chrome extension that provides its users with the facility to control their power management settings on Chrome OS. The extension features an icon that can be toggled between modes, affecting the behavior of system sleep and screen display. It allows users to either keep the screen on, prevent the system from sleeping, or leave the power-saving settings uninterrupted. Noticeably, 'Keep Awake' does not prevent a Chromebook from suspending when the lid is closed, but network connections remain active when the system is prevented from sleeping.
Users: 400,000+
Rating: 4.00 (495)
Version: 1.9 (Last updated: 2023-08-04)
Creation date: 2014-09-04
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • power
  • storage
Size: 31.47K
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Keep Awake
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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
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  • Works well to keep the screen from sleeping
  • Useful for preventing automatic logout on Chromebook/ChromeBox computers
  • Simple and easy to use
  • May use a significant amount of battery
  • Monitor may have trouble waking up after using the extension
  • Some users experienced issues with the day variant not appearing
Most mentioned
  • Works well to keep the screen from sleeping
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • Issues with the day variant not appearing
Recent reviews
thank you to the reviewers who are advising to click the icon to turn it into the sun to turn it on. However, that is not enough information. Where is this icon? The developer really should have made the on position the default- I mean why would anyone install the extension and want it off?
by Yosh Hash Yosh Hash, 2024-07-18

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Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

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

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