This publication describes techniques to provide a temporary screen timeout extension for displays on electronic devices. The timeout extension is prompted based on a Screen Manager detecting activity that indicates a user may desire to keep the screen active. The Screen Manager may give the user an option to extend the screen timeout past the default timeout setting, or it may extend the timeout automatically. The default timeout setting does not change when the temporary screen timeout extension is chosen. The extension allows the user to continue to use the device periodically without needing regular inputs to the device in order to keep the screen on and unlocked. The temporary timeout extension will cause less disruption to the user when using applications on the device that do not require the user to constantly interact with the device (e.g., regularly provide input to the device keeping the screen active).

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