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RGB LED Notification color change possibility

asked 2013-12-25 14:12:11 +0300

Miki gravatar image

updated 2014-01-10 21:26:46 +0300

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Ahoy Sailors,

Another nice option would be possibility to change color of RGB LED... This way we could customize our Jolla even more... I could make sms message RGB LED to became blue , missed call orange , exchange email yellow , gmail red etc... I hope this would be possible...

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Would be nice to have this feature also on calender app as optional feature so that anniversaries, birthdays, tasks etc. could have a different colored led lightning for each selection.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-11 15:08:48 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-25 14:29:37 +0300

Mariusmssj gravatar image

Here you go


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Amazing...thanx a lot for pointing it out... maybe jolla can implement this to settings of our jolla ? (some of us can use provided code to make change to LED, but many users not)

Miki ( 2013-12-25 14:33:51 +0300 )edit

talking as ex n900 owner, i hope in a "notification led settings" from jolla phone gui! :-)

pizzulicchio ( 2013-12-26 00:51:36 +0300 )edit

so... is that github page the only 'official' documentation that answers the question "what is my Jolla trying to tell me with that blinking pattern?" :-)
Non-hax0r users might appreciate a GUI to read those settings.

simosagi ( 2013-12-28 10:58:56 +0300 )edit

well simosagi 'official documentation' can be found in the 'official documentation': http://jolla.com/guide/#text-3-1 ;-)

fl ( 2013-12-30 09:51:04 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-08 17:52:31 +0300

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I made a small how-to, for those that wants to tinker and changed the led pattern: https://together.jolla.com/question/11328/how-to-change-notification-led-pattern/

Don't forget to add your own favorite patterns to that answer.

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answered 2014-01-25 23:12:41 +0300

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updated 2014-01-25 23:12:41 +0300

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Let's hope this possibility to change notification led colors will be also "officially" added feature in Jolla's oncoming future updates. Possibility to choose preferred notification led colors for different ambiences would be also very nice.

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answered 2019-02-14 16:38:57 +0300

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Settings to change the led color for every app sounds nice.

I also loved the option in BB10 to customize the led color for singel contacts. My wife got their own color for missed calls and BBM chats, so its easy to see if its important or not without touching the phone.

Greets Totti

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Hm, Jolla C always had white light, but on Xperia XA2 the LED uses different colours for notifications.

Cryx ( 2019-02-14 16:46:55 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-01-14 20:49:00 +0300

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I'm also looking for a way to personnalise the notification LED colors, and I would especially like to make it blink when gmail app has a notification.

Would that be possible? I see nothing on github...

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there is a way to have configurable (from preinstalled led patterns) notifications where user choose led pattern for each notification type. but not for harbour of course.

coderus ( 2016-01-15 10:33:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-01-15 14:08:37 +0300

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Missing this since I started using my Jolla.


Unfortunately, none of the developer take this yet. :( Its not so easy or it is impossible because of appl permissions (changing system file). May be on SFOS 2.x it is possible?

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There is "Add enablers for runtime led configuration" task in mer bugzilla -> https://bugs.merproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1366

Whenever I have time to finish implementation of that, it would mean that existing led patterns can be customized without editing system configuration files / restarting mce service.

spiiroin ( 2016-01-16 14:54:41 +0300 )edit
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