Feature - volume key long press?

asked 2019-06-01 12:39:08 +0300

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updated 2019-06-01 19:58:40 +0300

dirksche gravatar image

Hi! I just switched from Blackberry OS to Sailfish OS, and I miss one feature here - switching music and stopping the player by long pressing one of the volume keys (Volume Up=skip forward, Volume Down=skip backwards). It would be ideal for me if volume up meant skipping to the next song, and volume down meant pausing player. Is this exist, or it is not possible on Sailfish OS? Thanks for the answers :)

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There is currently the very likely conflicting feature with taking a screen shot by pressing both Volume Up and Volume Down at the same time. In practice it becomes a long press at least with me.

teemu ( 2019-06-01 12:44:03 +0300 )edit

He is not talking about pressing both buttoms at the same time. The TO is talking about pressing ONE button one or two seconds. On BB OS10 you can skip traks with this methode. If you are outside and listening music you don't have to get your device out of the pocket, press the power button and than skip with arrow button. You can just keep your device in the pocket and press Volume Up for 1 second. I love this feature

dirksche ( 2019-06-01 19:55:20 +0300 )edit

Yes, I got that. It's just that the current snapshot feature isn't very handy, and when using it I myself at least more often than not end up pressing the Volume buttons "kind of" long time.

If there was to be a long press feature to one of the Volume buttons, there is a possibility of user attempting to do one thing and doing the other.

I'm not objecting to this feature or anything, I'm only noting that there already is a secondary Volume button feature, which probably would have to be ditched if they opted to assign this one instead.

teemu ( 2019-06-01 20:04:19 +0300 )edit

On BB you also make screenshots by pressing Volume up & down at the same time. It works

dirksche ( 2019-06-01 20:23:35 +0300 )edit

It would be also nice to be able to configure camera button too! Like for Pause / Play, long press activate LED light (on Jolla1 I made that by pressing power button from close screen two short times) etc.

nas ( 2019-06-03 11:36:56 +0300 )edit