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wifi automatic: turn wifi on/off if [screen on/off, connected to wifi/not connected, ...]

asked 2016-07-29 13:36:31 +0200

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updated 2016-07-29 13:45:25 +0200

To the best of my knowledge, it is currently only possible to turn wifi on/off completely. Meaning e.g. that it stays on even if its not connected to a hotspot and/or screen is off. I would like to kindly request some more advanced features / rules that could be configured:

  • Turn off wifi if screen off (that is the very basic one which is also supported in android)
  • Turn wifi on with screen on
  • Turn wifi off if screen off
  • Turn wifi off if screen off and not connected to wifi
  • Turn wifi off if screen off and connected to hotspot but no active SSH session
  • ...

There are of course many more rules that could be thought of, e.g. using also a timer component.

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I never thought of such settings. There are not much scenarios I can imagine for the wifi to be activated/deactivated according to screen state. In most cases I want wifi to be turned on to get chat messages, e-mails, calendars to be synced while the screen is blank.

Have you tried the Situations app available in Jolla store? It has a screen on/off condition and you can assign a wifi on/off event to this. You can even fine-tune it by running your own shell script on different conditions.

cuh7b5 ( 2016-08-10 16:09:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-09-09 12:54:44 +0200

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Great idea! I have 2.1.4.14 on gemini, and it is very hard to use wifi, if screen goes off it disconnects wifi and I have to go to Settings>Utilities>restart networking... imagine doing that while I have active SSH session to device each few minutes when screen goes off... Why doesn't it turn on Wifi when I turn screen on? (so I dont have to restart networking manually each time?!)

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@jovpov --off topic question: what is your experience from using gemini keyboard ro write on a terminal? how about coding? Is it faster/ more comfortable than screen keyboard that sailfish has? and how about geminy kb vs real desktop kb ?

nas ( 2018-09-09 19:12:45 +0200 )edit

I like the gemini keyboard (it looks like on old psions, I think same engineer involved) Do not expect to type as fast as on regular keyboard... maybe like 60% (sometimes you need not so logical key combinations for special characters, thats why no 70% of regular speed). I also own GPD Pocket (which has X86 CPU - great advantage over ARM in Gemini) but keyboard is not so good as on Gemini, maybe 40% of regular mac keyboard. On screen keyboard 30% of regular keyboard speed.

jovpov ( 2018-09-09 23:51:12 +0200 )edit
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