WidgetLocker +*~+*~+*~+*~+*-- WOW!!!

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  1. kevin@teslacoilsw

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    I've just heard of this recently. I believe I know where the problem lies and how to fix it. I plan to include it in the next update (If it's more complicated it might not make it to the next one, but I will address it).

    I'm thinking I might enable it but make it a manual switch only. So in dock mode, or if the keyboard is pulled out, it's landscape, otherwise it's portrait. And maybe add a custom slider action or menu item to manually switch too. Rotation on Android is pretty slow, and it can easily lead to the application existing twice in memory. And for WidgetLocker, which some people will load with lots of widgets that have large images, that can cause it to hit the application's memory limit.
     
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    Just wanted to say... this app has come a long way in just a few weeks. The old issue of having the stock lock screen get in the way is GONE now... never happens to me anymore. I also uninstalled quickdesk the other day... I really don't need it. It's just as convenient to have the back button enabled in WL... then tap power twice, operate my widget(s), then press back button and I'm right back where I was.

    For me this thing is virtually bug free now!

    Trying to have both WL and Quickdesk is just too much of a pain and it's also a strain on resources (causes launcherpro redraws, etc). I don't miss QD at all.
     
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    Neat idea, but I tried it & slowed my Droid down to a crawl.
     
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    I wouldn't blame the app itself... maybe you already have too many other things running?
     
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    Kevin,

    I was wondering if it would be possible to turn off the "back button unlock" feature even when not using the slide to unlock. I, and a many others as ive read, are using WL+PS(or QD) and arent using any other home launcher, therefore there is no need to unlock. If i do ever need to get to my 'home' (maybe to change the background) i can ge there through PS.

    its not a big deal, just sometimes its a pain if i accidentally hit the back button to many times and it takes me to an empty home screen. :/

    Thanks again and keep up the Great Developing!
     
  6. PhoenixGTR

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    I guess you're using the No Slider layout. If you have room for a slider at the bottom the back button won't unlock unless you check the box.
    Try the iPhone slider; it doesn't take up much room.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    One thing I've noticed in a day using widget locker is I'm having launcher pro redraw more now. I fixed the problem before but it seems to be happening more now. Its unfortunate but I think I can deal with it.
     
  8. kevin@teslacoilsw

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    I think I've come up with a solution to this to make everyone happy. There's lot of people that want it disabled, but then I worry about completely locking people out of their phones. So I'm letting you specific how long the back button must be held in order to unlock. And you can even set it to 30 seconds, which is a really long time. If someone thinks they can't unlock and panics and hits the back button a few times it will give a little popup reminder of the timeout.

    Sound reasonable?
     
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    Just bought this about an hour ago. Working great!!! 5/5
     
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    Works perfect. A 5 seconds timeout option would be nice? Anybody knows where the settings are stored?
     
  11. kevin@teslacoilsw

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    /data/data/com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker/shared_prefs/WidgetLocker.xml
    However I don't think you'll be able to get 5 seconds. In my tests I could only get ~8 seconds even if I set anything lower, so that's why I went with 10 as the minimum.

    aside from the XML, widgets/shortcuts are stored in sqlite3 at:
    /data/data/com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker/databases/launcher.db
    And custom slider configuration at
    /data/data/com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker/databases/widgetslider.db
     
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    Thanks for the great work Kevin!
    Keep it up ;-)
     
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