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Accidentally silencing phone - my solution

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by x475aws, Jan 14, 2010.

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    I've found that it's easy to hit the volume rocker and silence my Droid by mistake. But the rocker switch is more convenient than going into an app, or even tapping a widget, so I don't want to use any of the volume control apps I've seen. I wrote a new app called RingGuard, which is on the Market for free. It's been well-received on a couple of the other Droid sites. Here's the description:

    Guard against unintended ring volume change, while allowing normal use of volume rocker switch.

    When volume is changed, a confirmation dialog pops up. Can confirm on screen, or with hard keys. After a configurable timeout, volume is restored to original setting.

    Tested on Motorola Droid.
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    Very nice app. This will be nice to have when I'm in class. A lot of the times when I pull my phone to text I accidentally push the volume up key so that the ringer turns on. This will prevent my ringer from going off in class. Thank you very much.
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    Thanks for doing this! Works like a charm.:icon_ banana:
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    That's awesome. Thanks
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    Sweet! Im loving it!




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    Alot better than silent mode jammer! Thanks!
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    Downloading now, much thanks.
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    Sweet. Works like a charm. Not something I need alot but it is there running when I do. Thanks much.
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    Thank you. I like it.:icon_ banana:
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    Thanks for making this!!! I was just complaining to my wife about this very problem.
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    Thumbs up!!!!!!!:icon_ banana:
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    Thx works like a charm!
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    Well that was one problem that I had:icon_ banana:. Thanks.
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    Very useful app. I had been thinking of posting a question about this very problem. You have solved a very important problem. Thanks again, WolfpackRon.
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    omg, thank you. Second most annoying thing about the Droid solved! Now if someone would just figure out how to speed up the camera and the Droid would be perfect!

    Thank you, great app!!!!!!:):icon_ banana:
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    Thank you so much for this! I'd wanted an app like this since getting the phone!

    Is there any way you could add an option to just totally lock out the volume keys for the ringer? (but leave it active for in-call volume, media playback volume, navigation volume etc) I only ever have my phone on vibrate and I'd like it to just not be possible to even change it if there's a way to do that. I always accidentally hit the key and silence the phone without realizing it.
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    Here is the QR code to make it easier to get the app.

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    I'm glad you like RingGuard. But if you want to lock down the phone on vibrate, one of the other volume control apps can probably do just that (or at least restore it to vibrate within a short time after any change). This function wouldn't fit well into RingGuard's current design.
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    x475aws,

    Thank you so much for sharing RingGuard! This is exactly what I've needed! It's simple but some smart work went into it.

    But I do have some requests.


    Request 1

    What I would really like to see is a setting that locks the volume and doesn't bother me again.

    For example, if I would accidentally hit the volume rocker, the volume would not change, it would not beep and there would be no confirmation window.

    (Yes I do know that with no interaction from me the confirmation window will disappear. But I would still prefer not see it at all.)

    Or if the volume does have to change when the rocker is hit (because of the phone's structure) the volume would just immediately go back to where it was. No beeps, no confirmation window.


    It could be a separate setting in the RingGuard menu or maybe added to the top of the "Confirm wait time" choices. For example, "Locked - no confirmation".

    No confirmation window would come up. The only way to change it from the "Locked - no confirmation" setting would be to go into RingGuard's menu. The confirmation window would still appear if you chose any of the timed "Confirm wait time" choices.


    Request 2
    A setting to turn off beeps for the volume rocker.
    With the volume setting locked as above, there is really no need to hear beeps. It would just be one more thing needlessly beeping at me.
    But having a separate setting to turn beeps off and on would allow everyone to configure their phone as they like it.



    In short, I don't want my attention taken away from what I'm doing, by beeps or a confirmation window, just because I accidentally hit the volume rocker. I would like nothing to happen.



    Request 3

    My last request is that you put up a donation link on the Market page. Really, you should. I am happy to donate or buy smartly made and useful software. RingGuard is one of those. I'm sure many will feel the same. (And they will even more so if you would add my requests. :) )
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    Thanks, helps a ton.
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