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Calendar alert hide with power button.

asked 2016-11-08 03:55:51 +0300

DarkTuring gravatar image

When the phone is locked and i receive an alert i dont understand why a firm press on the power button doesnt dim the display again amd hides or pauses the alert for say 5min.

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answered 2016-11-09 17:29:13 +0300

spiiroin gravatar image

I'm not sure if I get what you mean, but the intent is that:

  1. Display is off
  2. Alarm rings -> power key is reserved for snoozing alarm
  3. Display turns on (when/if proximity sensor is not covered)
  4. Pressing power key -> snoozes calendar/clock alarm (timer alarms are stopped)
  5. Alarm dialog is dismissed -> power key is used for display control again
  6. Display turns off automatically after couple of secs

Whether device lock is used and/or active should play no role in the above.

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@spiiroin thank you for the thorough explanation. If i understand you correctly you need to press the power once to snooze the alert and once to dim the display unless you want to wait until it automatically dims.

I didnt know the power button would snooze it. My thought was that with the Screen Lit up and the Alert Showing a single pressing of the power button would dim the display (amd snooze 5min).

DarkTuring ( 2016-11-15 07:46:34 +0300 )edit

@DarkTuring: yes - one press to snooze, another one to turn display off.

Note that using "dim*" in this context is a bit confusing because it has distinct meaning in sfos jargon. The display has three states: "on", "dimmed", and "off". Power key toggles between "on" and "off" states. The "dimmed" state = when device is left idle with display on -> timer triggers -> display brightness is reduced noticeably = signifies "about to turn off display". If user then taps anywhere on screen -> display is brought back to "on" state, otherwise the display is turned "off" in few seconds.

spiiroin ( 2016-11-16 05:48:09 +0300 )edit
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