Official myLock thread - we don't like the lockscreen

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    with myLock you can now unlock the device in one action - power key, slide open keypad, or any key on the slideout keyboard (not side buttons).

    our official project page is mylockforandroid - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Please see the faq before posting your suggestions & feature questions here. I'll be keeping that up to date with answers to new feature requests.
    officialFAQ - mylockforandroid - Useful information that I am finding to be constantly asked on our threads - Project Hosting on Google Code

    If you are having a problem, please see the troubleshooting FAQ

    If you experience an issue that doesn't seem to be addressed in those, you can help me fix the bugs fast by contacting me. MyLockAndroid at gmail.
    Download Log Collector which is free on the market, and launch it after you experience an error. This will generate an email of the android log so I can see if the interference cause is evident. Please let me know what services were running also via the Settings -> Applications -> running services screen.



    Not sure which version to get? See our features guide: http://code.google.com/p/mylockforandroid/wiki/FeaturesOverview



    Ultimately myLock is aiming to provide several customizations and options for locking/unlocking. From disabling the lockscreen to replacing the lockscreen with a widget home lockscreen, to customizing which buttons would wake the lockscreen or cause an instant unlock.

    Thanks for supporting the project so far. I decided to push the alpha 2c version into the market today just to try to reach more people with it and get more feedback on what would be useful to people with their lockscreen mod.

    Please leave us a good review if you have a minute.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
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    The Camera key, and the Volume keys are also unlocking the phone, if they didn't, and just the power button and sliding open the keyboard unlocked the phone, i would love you forever because i realllllllllly dislike how i have to swipe that stupid lock thing every time i wake up the phone. PLEEEAASSSEEEE get the app to do this. I'm begging you... Also, please notify me when you do get it to do this.. if you decide to... hopefully you do (You would = my hero)
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    Works great. The camera and volume buttons aren't waking it up for me.

    One suggestion, others may not agree, but a widget to turn it off and on may be nice. Id rather have a widget than have it constantly be in my notification bar.

    Other than that it works great. Good job.
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    ok so.... idk.. i might be going crazy, or insane, or both. At first, the Volume and Camera keys were waking up the Droid. But after i seen the other guy's post i decided to check again, and now the camera and volume buttons are not awakening it. :D I love you guys... forever <3 (no homo)
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    That's because the device gives you a 5 second grace period or so to rewake with any key after it goes to sleep! myLock doesn't stop that.

    I have plans to allow a widget to do the settings if you really like that. We are slowly moving toward a beta milestone for the app. Mainly in next release look forward to an option to not have the icon in the notification bar, in addition to the option of shaking device to wake up
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    :motdroidhoriz::greendroid::motdroidvert:
    post obsolete :icon_ banana:

    info removed
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    Sounds great, will definitely try it out. I've been using screenmodewidget up to now, which is working fine for me.

    Can MyLock be customized so that I can choose to have the volume rocker buttons and/or the camera button wake up the phone too?

    I heard that it doesn't go well with Screebl. Has that been fixed?

    btw, one more thing which probably is not appropriate for MyLock but I thought I'd mention - The thing I like about screenmodewidget is that it is a widget that also lets me choose the "screen always on" mode, which I sometimes use (eg., lying the phone down flat and reading long articles - screebl is ineffective for that). I don't think such a feature would be in MyLock, I presume. So, if I were to keep SMW and toggle "Awake Stay", then I guess that will also nullify MyLock too, because essentially the phone never gets locked in the first place?

    Thanks!
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    Hmm, I might give this a try.
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    So, myLock isn't working with the pattern unlock, which I totally understand for the alpha. From what you can tell so far, will myLock eventually be able to bypass the pattern lock just like it does the slide lock? (I don't necessarily want to use myLock all the time, and when I don't want to use it, I'd like to have my Droid revert back directly to pattern unlock instead of having to go back and forth through the security stuff from the settings.)

    Oohyeah, you might want to give Keep Screen a try as an "Awake Stay" replacement, if you want to uninstall screenmodewidget. It's a program that makes it so the screen doesn't turn off when you're using a specific program, so it might not meet all your needs, but even with Screebl, I find it useful to have a few apps set to never have the screen go off, particularly my browser.
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    I'm about to poke through the code, hopefully I'll have something useful to contribute.
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    gotta try this out tonight.
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    post also obsolete, newer update is up :icon_ banana:
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    Sweet! Can't wait :icon_ banana:
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    I can't wait for the next release. This app has definately made my use with the droid sooooo much better. :) I thank you good sir.
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    I especially love the speed improvement more will always be better. instant wake up is my dream ha. :)
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    I love the foreground / background toggle.
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    installed version 2b and my lock no longer bypasses the lock screen. tried uninstalling and reinstalling alpha 1 and alpha 2 seperately and none of the versions work! nothing has changed on my droid. no new apps. what did alpha2b change that caused this?
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    Make sure the app is running (MyLock droid icon is in the notification bar) you may have to toggle it on by pressing the only toggle button there when you initially run the app. The newest version is working perfectly for me and love how much faster it is when it is running in "foreground".
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    Sounds like you might have a critical service crash. this would happen on the emulator at times during testing, wherein restarting the service would not help because the actual OS was blocking the operation at that point. It does this for security when the lockscreen commands aren't resolved properly (such as in the case of a crash the command sequence can never finish so android views it as a security threat).

    reboot the device but make sure to check foreground mode first to ensure that it will restart safely at the boot foreground priority.
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    It took me a about an hour to understand what it was doing for me and i love it, i dont understand what foreground / background toggle does, sorry noob here:)

    Everything works great and not haveing to slide all the time makes my day, but everytime a call comes in i get a force close. Any ideas?
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