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[Feature-Request] How do I add a custom message to the lock screen ?

asked 2016-09-23 18:29:25 +0200

kat6 gravatar image

updated 2016-09-23 19:17:24 +0200

I would like the lock screen to display my name, maybe affiliation, and also an alternate means of contact, so that if I loose it or if I ever am in an accident, a good Samaritan has all the info they need.

For this purpose, and just otherwise too, Is it possible to add custom text to the lock screen?

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Add a small paper-note under your backcover. Somebody has to inspect your phone, instead of just looking. But it works always, especially without energy from the battery.

hoschi ( 2016-09-23 22:10:07 +0200 )edit

okay sure.. But I think a message on the screen is something someone will see immediately.

kat6 ( 2016-09-24 09:52:51 +0200 )edit

Yes, of course it is possible.

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You have already been suggested to check out the ICE app from Virgi, but you don't like patches and even Hoschi's suggestion is quite wild, but a fair idea nonetheless.

So, what are you expecting?, an application?, who from?, Jolla?

Edz ( 2016-09-24 15:20:01 +0200 )edit

kat6 is a user from india (summer 2016), so he is probably new to jolla, don't be so hard on him/her.

@kat6: Using Patchmanager on Jolla/Meego is quite normal, I suggest you use Warehouse and install patchmanager, patch anager-app or settings-ui and the ICE.

Just do one thing - disable all patches during upgrades of the OS.

hoschi ( 2016-09-24 19:24:35 +0200 )edit

Would it be hard to make an app for the suggested function? that would end up in the Jolla Store, that is?

vattuvarg ( 2016-09-24 22:26:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-09-23 18:53:05 +0200

pawel gravatar image

there is a patch in openrepos: in case of emergency ...

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Oh! Thanks! But I don't really want to use patches, though. So I think I will re-tag this post as a feature request. This seems like a simple & essential thing.

kat6 ( 2016-09-23 19:15:49 +0200 )edit

@kat6 I wonder what's your aversion to patching the UI?

juiceme ( 2016-09-24 17:07:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-09-24 19:17:47 +0200

lakutalo gravatar image

maybe a duplicate, but at least related to this one, thus linking to it.

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yep, I guess that makes this a duplicate; but there seems to have happened som discussion about it here. Thanks for that link!

kat6 ( 2016-09-25 09:12:56 +0200 )edit

I will interlink both threads.

lakutalo ( 2016-09-26 15:04:21 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-05-24 22:51:57 +0200

Linus Kasch gravatar image

Hi, an Integration in Sailfish would be grat. The Openrepro App doesn't work anymore. To call a defined person without unlocking the phone. Or even a massage with gps and current snapshot of the cam in case some one get attacked.

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