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Position of Clock on Lock-Screen [solved] [released]

asked 2014-01-29 22:50:39 +0300

updated 2015-09-23 15:09:34 +0300

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Hi everyone,

I think not only I but a lot of others keep their Jolla in a phone bag. When we want to know the current time, I think it's quite awkward to take out the whole phone. It would be great to tweak the clocks position to the top of the lock-screen, so that we only have to take out the phone a little bit, which is much faster. Any ideas on how to realize this are highly appreciated.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by chemist
close date 2015-09-23 14:06:45.052784


What about turning around the phone before you take it out of the bag?

jukey ( 2014-01-29 23:05:29 +0300 )edit

Well, then the time is upside down. But whats even worse, you can't push the power button this way.

I.T. Backstage ( 2014-01-29 23:13:04 +0300 )edit

there's a proximity sensor, right? I guess you could write a program that, either wakes the phone when it doesn't have anything really near, or you could just tell it to display the clock on top of the screen when pulled out of the bag.

alkesi ( 2014-01-30 00:25:21 +0300 )edit

@I.T. Backstage : But you can still double tap the screen, to wake up the handset.

jgr ( 2014-01-30 00:28:01 +0300 )edit

yeah, sure you can. I just thought it would make it even more fast if the screen is already woken up when you want to look at the clock

alkesi ( 2014-01-30 00:31:49 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-23 13:53:27 +0300

I have just noticed that the clocks position on the lock-screen has indeed changed to the top as default. I don't know when this happened (I'm on but it's great! :D

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It was part of the news when going to

nick75 ( 2015-09-23 13:58:18 +0300 )edit

just as a whole bunch of other things...must have overread that one ;)

I.T. Backstage ( 2015-09-23 14:02:05 +0300 )edit

Yeah, and there's a Sneak Peek feature which shows you the clock (and also date in when you take the phone out of your bag/pocket (i.e. there's nothing near the proximity sensor.)

Alen ( 2015-09-23 15:48:15 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-31 15:18:27 +0300

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updated 2014-01-31 15:19:36 +0300

A solution would be a settings item to deactivate the proximity sensor (in a shell you wont trigger it if it is made of non conducting material) and to have the device rotate the lock-screen in your holding direction, I at least pull a device out the bottom of a soft-shell. This way you could trigger the screen with a double-tap without pulling it out completely. Also it would not matter how you like to put it away.

As this is no general use-case this has to be considered as optional only!

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The time would be displayed upside-down in this way, as @I.T.Backstage says in the comments to the question.

Federico ( 2015-01-10 11:16:39 +0300 )edit

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