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R> I am making my first Windows Mobile app, a simple countdown timer for
R> my Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC (in C#). The alarm works fine in
R> general. However, if I've let my Pocket PC sit idle for more than 1
R> minute and the display turns off, then the alarm will not sound until
R> I press the "power" button to wake it back up. This makes the timer
R> pretty much useless: for example, what if I want to be woken up after
R> a 30-minute nap?
R> When I go to Settings > System > Power > Advanced, it says "Turn off
R> if device is not used for 1 minute". I figure this setting is
R> responsible. However, I don't want to change this because in general
R> it's useful for my screen to go dark and for the buttons to lock
R> after a minute.
R> I am sure this issue must have been encountered before. I just want
R> this to behave like Pocket Outlook, which sounds the alarm whether
R> the screen is on or off. I did a search and found the following
R> thread, which is similar to mine, but it seems this guy wants to boot
R> his operating system entirely from an "off" state, whereas I just
R> want to "wake it up" from whatever suspended mode it was in.
R> By the way, I've had other issues with this 1-minute timeout. For
R> example, if I'm synchronizing music from Windows Media Player with my
R> device, the sync will be interrupted if I leave it unsupervised for 1
R> minute. This is incredibly annoying. I must be doing something wrong,