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[Must have!] Powermenu2 for SailfishOS

asked 2015-11-25 22:59:31 +0200

coderus gravatar image

updated 2016-02-15 18:22:38 +0200

Powermenu2 - fancy menu and configuration for power key actions. Now without modifying system files.

Last version: 1.0.7


  • Doublepress on Lock icon locking device with code
  • Doublepress on some toggles and applications icons opening settings page
  • Longpress on Lock icon activates Edit mode
  • In Edit mode you can reorder items with long pressing and dragging
  • In Edit mode you can disable unused toggles with single click
  • Longpress Reboot icon to restart Homescreen
  • You can add Powermenu2 QuickAction in Eventsview
  • Six last actions for powerkey press can be configured separately


  • Showing menu with shutdown options and shortcuts
  • Changing powerkey actions
  • Launching applications

Do not forget to open Powermenu2 icon in launcher to setup power key actions :)


Thread on TMO:

Help to translate application:

Github repo:

Donations are very welcome =)

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This looks good! Maybe to add presence shortcut?! ☺

saleki ( 2015-11-26 00:40:05 +0200 )edit

It's already here in v0.9.1

coderus ( 2015-11-26 00:43:54 +0200 )edit

possible with smaller icons?

cemoi71 ( 2015-11-26 01:01:53 +0200 )edit

why smaller icons? :) imho it's already small enough :D

coderus ( 2015-11-26 01:02:37 +0200 )edit

lol! take near of the whole of display... but i didn't understand how could we let it appear and disappear after activation. just through quickaction? ...

cemoi71 ( 2015-11-26 10:56:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-12-10 22:32:23 +0200

coderus gravatar image

Added Powermenu2 in Ambience switcher patch: image description

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I'm liking this patch!, thank you.

Edz ( 2015-12-11 00:04:37 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-11-26 21:52:49 +0200

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updated 2015-11-26 21:58:15 +0200

I really like this, as bonus it brings such a nice "Flashlight-Button", along with Reboot and Power-Saving :-) So this app is highly recommended for everybody I think!

Hope you don't mind if I start a wish-list here:

Generally, I'd replace "tap" with "press" in the Configuration Menu. I'm no native english speaker, but I thought "tap" means "touch".

  • The action-list (offering "Lock display", "Lock device"), needs "Toggle Flashlight" :-) (That's what could be pre-defined for current "Longtap action display off"
  • Powermenu2's "Lock" should be renamed to "Suspend", while a real "Lock (device)" was nice to have!
  • Speed up Shorttap reaction. I set "Shorttap while on" to Powermenu2, and it seems there's a coded (700ms?) delay?

Will configure some personal prference tomorrow and post if I have more ideas.

Thanks a lot

-Mano (who already used your reboot app on a VivazPro some years ago ;-)

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Actions list contains only actions provided by operating system, extra actions can be added there only via "Application 1-3" Lock will be renamed to Screenlock Some extra tweaking menu for power key delays is planned too

coderus ( 2015-11-26 22:15:09 +0200 )edit

As a workaround for the flashlight thing, you can install app Lux from Openrepos/Warehouse, set that as Application 1, and then choose Application 1 for ”longtap action display off”. Works like a charm.

ssahla ( 2015-11-27 00:29:47 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-08 17:37:08 +0200

cuh7b5 gravatar image

Really nice, thank you @coderus!

I like the built-in Sailfish events view pulldown menu with the brightness and ringtone sliders and with the shortcuts to the configurable settings pages like "patchmanager", "OS updates", etc. I miss these so much from Powermenu 2. (OK, the brightness can be changed by pressing multiple times the appropriate icon but a slider would be much nicer IMO.)

Are you planning to implement these? Please, please! :)

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Settings shortcuts most likely no, but you can grab some skills in creating custom desktop files with actions, and assign it yourself. I can write some example, if needed.

For brightness slider needs some additional investigation.

coderus ( 2016-08-08 17:40:55 +0200 )edit

Hi @coderus, I would appreciate some help on desktop files for submenus of the Settings menu like opening "Mobile network settings" or opening "Patchmanager". I cannot find a command for these, I'm stuck. Thanks!

cuh7b5 ( 2017-03-30 11:58:17 +0200 )edit

Sorry, what shall I write to the "exec=..." line of a desktop file? I would like to add a patchmanager shortcut to Powermenu2, how shall I do this?

cuh7b5 ( 2017-03-30 12:32:39 +0200 )edit

You need: dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=com.jolla.settings /com/jolla/settings/ui com.jolla.settings.ui.showPage string:system_settings/look_and_feel/patchmanager

coderus ( 2017-03-30 16:25:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-11-26 18:27:35 +0200

Mano gravatar image

Looks great, and I think I like it ;-) But couldn't find out so far :-(

Is it supposed to work on I installed it, but neither behaviuor of the power-button (the physical knob) changed, nor any display-tap behaviour leads to any of the configuerd actions. I think I don't understand how to use this app... Is the virtual/icon-power-button meant?



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You need to read application description and open powermenu2 configurator by icon in menu, and setup one of the powerkey actions to open powermenu2

coderus ( 2015-11-26 18:32:59 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your answer. I found "Powermenu2" on the Launcher (if that's the pullin-from-bottom pane).

I started the app, added shortcuts, and found some display-tap settings under "Configuration". Unfortunately nothing happens. Where do I "setup one of the powerkey actions to open powermenu2"?



Mano ( 2015-11-26 18:47:57 +0200 )edit

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coderus ( 2015-11-26 19:32:56 +0200 )edit

Yup, that's what I can see. But it doesn't matter what I set for "Application 1" or anything else, it has noeffect :-( Seems it just dowsn't work for me. I reverted changes I made with the official Gestures-Settings. But hasn't helped. No tapping changed, and the physical power button simply does the same it has always done (showing shtudown icon and ambience-selections) Seems at least I'm not too stupid to use this app ;-)



Mano ( 2015-11-26 20:56:18 +0200 )edit

You should change for example "Longtap action display on" value from "Sailfish Powermenu" to "Powermenu2"

coderus ( 2015-11-26 20:57:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-11-30 21:48:53 +0200

Holger gravatar image

Really cool app. Thanks. Will donate some beer money again :-)

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I have a problems with installation. Sailfish X. Simple installation from file manager with admin rights did't help me. What should i check?

White ( 2017-11-05 18:48:25 +0200 )edit
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