[fingerprints] Make them nameable

Tracked by Jolla

asked 2018-06-09 19:48:48 +0300

rozgwi gravatar image

updated 2019-03-28 23:20:01 +0300

It would be helpful to be able to rename saved fingerprints. Right now one has to remember exactly in which order fingers were scanned as they'll get generically named fingerprint 1, fingerprint 2, etc.
It can get quite tedious when one wants to rescann a particular finger. If the original order is lost you can either guess or have to delete all saved prints to avoid double scanning and wasting one fp slot.

Update: Manual hack

You can name the fingerprints by filling out the empty string for the name value in
/usr/share/lipstick/devicelock/sailfish-fpd/fingers.json. You will have to know which is which though, as they are numbered chronologically.
After a system restart, the new labels will show up in the settings.

"fingers": [  
            "date": "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ",  
            "id": "finger1",  
            "name": "INSERT LABEL HERE"  
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I'm just wondering how many right hands do you have :D - forgive me the joke please :D - because I do not see a need for more than one anyway. However I think your feature request is good one (y)

deloptes ( 2018-06-10 03:09:01 +0300 )edit

@deloptes people who use their phone with left and right hand, for example. On the X one could record the right thumb and the left index/middle finger. Thinking of future phones... There might be phones with centered fingerprint buttons.

Spark ( 2018-06-10 12:27:01 +0300 )edit

@deloptes: Actually, quite often it feels like I'm all fingers and thumbs ;-D

I requested this since I saw there's already a JSON file containing an empty name field in /usr/share/lipstick/devicelock/sailfish-fpd/fingers.json

rozgwi ( 2018-06-10 12:28:21 +0300 )edit

Come on, it was just a joke I could not suppress :)

deloptes ( 2018-06-10 22:55:31 +0300 )edit

I just had an idea!: It would be amazing to control for example a music player using different finger on the sensor, for play/ pause / next / etc !

nas ( 2018-07-01 11:20:47 +0300 )edit