How to Disable the TouchUI Screensaver

Prevent your OctoPrint touchscreen from sleeping.
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5 minutes

This short guide will teach you how to disable the screensaver, or "screen sleep", that occurs after a few minutes of inactivity when using the TouchUI plugin. This will ensure that your OctoPrint touchscreen is always showing relevant information without needing to tap the screen.

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Updating TouchUI Bootloader

Make sure your TouchUI bootloader is up to date by connecting to your Raspberry Pi:

ssh pi@octopi

Then, run the following commands:

cd ~/TouchUI-autostart/
git pull
sudo service touchui restart

If you made changes to your TouchUI files previously before and receive a pull error, run the following:

git reset --hard
Disabling TouchUI screensaver

Edit the TouchUI default file using the Nano editor:

sudo nano /etc/default/touchui

Change DISABLE_SCREENSAVER=false to DISABLE_SCREENSAVER=true. Then, press CTRL-X to exit and then Y to save.

Finally, restart the TouchUI service:

sudo service touchui restart


Reset your iPhone home screen in seconds!
1 minute

Sometimes, when dealing with reorganizing a messy home screen, trying to track down missing but downloaded apps, or dealing with iOS, home screen issues, it can be difficult to find a practical solution. Oftentimes, restoring your iPhone can be the resolution offered for missing but downloaded apps or home screen issues, but that can be time consuming and ineffective. Alternatively, resetting your home screen to factory defaults can make reorganizing your home screen easier. If an app is missing, but you've redownloaded it or it is already downloaded from the app store, resettings your home screen layout is sure to resolve it as long as the app is not hidden. It also only takes mere seconds to reset your home screen layout! In this guide, I show you how to reset your home screen layout to factory default right within the Settings app. Keep in mind that this reset will reset the home screen layout back to factory defult and should only be done if necessary. If the reorganization of your home screen is insurmountable, you are missing apps from your home screen that have been downloaded, or you are experiencing an issue with your home screen that cannot be resolved otherwise, this is a great option.