Turning off screen of Surface Pro

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  1. souldier

    souldier Active Member

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    Let's just say I am listening to music, is there a way to turn of the screen while the music is still playing in the background as you could do on any smart phone or tablet?
     
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    On my RT all I have to do is click the power button once, the screen goes black, and my music continues to play.
     
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    J515OP Super Moderator

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    It depends on the app. If the app doesn't support it, then it won't continue to play (like youtube, which shuts off if you sleep the phone).
     
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    My RT Music app and Multimedia8 both run fine with the screen off.
     
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    Mr.NK Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I assume that's because of the connected standby-mode of the RT, where only the 5th-core of the Tegra3 may be used for playing music, while sending the Pro into sleep/hybrid/whatever it's called today, would stop the app from playing music.
    Only solution (imho): Set the Time to turn the screen of to a short value (2 minutes), while setting sleep mode to somewhat like 2hrs or setting the action for pressing the power-button to screen off only (if this is actually possible).
     

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