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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by jphudy, Nov 9, 2009.

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    Is there any way to turn off the "slider" lock screen. It's obnoxious.

    The unit will not enter any screen touches if it is locked until you either (1) shift the display to partially reveal the keyboard or (2) press the lock button at the top.

    Because it's virtually impossible to have an errant entry of either (1) or (2), the additional use of the slider is a PITA.

    I just want to wake the thing by (1) or (2) and have the home screen appear immediately!!

    Anyone?
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    So, it's safe to assume that removal of the "slider" screen is not an option then? Too bad....
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    In addition, is there a way to get rid of both locks? 99% of the time being able to touch the screen is all I want to do to wake it up. Even my storm could pull that one off. It's especially frustrating while running. If I get a message I have to hit a button, slide the unlock screen, hit the tiny notification bar, drag it down, and click on it...all while running full speed. Is there a bluetooth command that'll basically do "open whatever just came in!"?
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    I would like to do the same thing. Everytime the screen "sleeps" it locks the phone, annoying. I just want to turn off the auto lock, I can lock the phone when I need it locked. I've always had the auto lock feature turned off on all my phones. And I cant for the life of me find it on this one!

    Very poor of them to leave this feature out, if it is infact left out.
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    Somebody please! This is really annoying!!! One or the other feature would be fine but we don't need both.

    Warren
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    Hopefully there will be "An App For That" pun intended.
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    I'm on the other end of the spectrum. All of a sudden my phone won't lock when it goes to sleep. It used to, then I made a call on it and now it won't lock. I have no idea what happened. How do I get it back so it locks when it goes to sleep.

    Also, at the same time this happened my Home and Search "buttons" stopped working. They vibrate when i touch them but they don't do anything. Menu works in most screens but the only one that works all the time is the Back button. I now can't get to any homescreen widgets!

    Please, anybody help?! I assume these things are related but who knows. The phone is about 30 hours old and this doesn't bode well....
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    Autolock does this but its a buck
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    Wow, a feature I've been waiting for in my converged devices for the last eight years, and everyone hates it -- lol. Just proves that everyone's needs truly are different! There definitely ought to be an option to disable, though.
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    I think it's kinda weird that no one is chiming in on this....there really must not be a solution for this. How sad.
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    wow i love the lock screen esp after the cops tried to hack it and the G1 and it shut down on them. plus its much faster then punching in some digits. and my contacts, pics(the pics r supa hush) and call logs are a well guarded secret what Jay Z say like a dog i never seak but i understand lol. but it can be changed to ur standard slide right. just keep phone awake and u wont have to fool with it
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    No, no - let me clarify because some of us are confused.

    I'm not talking about the security lock which requires you to trace a specific pattern to unlock the phone.... It's a user's option to use that security function.

    I'm talking about the screen unlock. You know, when you slide the little green button from left to right in the semi-curved pattern.

    It's completely unnecessary since the screen is 100% locked out until you (1) press either the top button or (2) joggle slide the keyboard.

    If the device sits and the display goes dark, it takes either (1) or (2) to wake the device. Then, you need to slide the green button to unlock the screen.

    Seriously - the botton at the top is a PITA to touch, sliding the keyboard is a PITA... AND - to make matters worse, you still have to slide the green button to unlock.

    Overkill - IMO.
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    In case anyone reads this and goes and buys this app like I did...no it doesn't. It let's you put a delay on the pattern lock, but during that delay time the slide lock still comes up. If anything, to someone who's looking to get rid of the lock altogether this app actually makes the problem worse.

    It's a nice app, but this isn't the problem it solves.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
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    I would tend to agree. I would prefer the screen to just go blank after let's say 2 mintues as it sit on my desk so it conserves the battery. And then if I truly want to lock it, I can either hit a widget to lock it or the button on top.

    The extra steps of sliding the keyboard or hitting the top button, THEN doing slide to unlock should be an option that can be turned off.
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    SMS Popup will display an incoming text message even if the phones screen is asleep and locked.. so that could be a solution to part of your problem.
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    The Droid is missing a lot of the polishes that Windows/iPhone has. I attribute most of that to how new it is.

    It is frustrating for me, coming from an environment where the default phone OS has most of the features I've come to rely on. On the Droid, it requires a lot of addons to get it to a similar level.

    For things such as the lock feature you're looking for though, I've come to realize that all I can do is wait for some developer to work on it. I'm sure there will be a ton of new apps coming in the next months. And many of them will address some of these issues.

    The question is can we be patient enough until then.
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    I noticed on another thread about this Widget called Awake Stay. It works for me. Seems to have a few glitches as it resets itself once and a while to where the lock screen comes back but just tapping the icon to put the circle with a line through it makes it so the lock screen does not come up again. Hope this helps. Oh and the app is free.
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    Do you mean STAYAWAKE? I cannot find Awake Stay. I did find another one called ScreenModeWidget, Im going to test see what that is.
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    Yes you are correct the app itself is ScreenModeWidget. I was looking at the desktop and used the name that it showed there instead of looking at the actual app. Sorry about that.
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    ScreenModeWidget did the trick for me!! Thanks! No more pesky slider screen!!

    Now - back to figuring out how to switch the notification bar to the bottom so that I can flick it with my thumb and not "reach" across the whole screen to get to it.
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