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[Question] Possibility to add widgets to lock screen

asked 2014-03-04 19:03:48 +0300

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updated 2014-07-18 16:08:45 +0300

jiit gravatar image

Hi everybody!

I was thinking if its posible or make sense in the sailfish os paradigm the posibility to add widgets (like n900 callendar home widget) to the lock screen, so you can get some information without the necessity to open certain applications such as weather, calendar. Or even add some more screens (accessing swiping left/right on home) to add such widgets.

Does it make sense for you all?

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I really miss about N9 music control through lockscreen...

gunt3er ( 2014-03-04 20:12:55 +0300 )edit

There definitely should be a way to use lock screen for viewing things like calendar events, todos and rss feeds.

alamaki ( 2014-03-04 20:49:25 +0300 )edit

i think this question was raised here couple of times, and for me personaly widgets on lockscreen are not in the tone of Sailfish. And definetly i don't wanna see several screens on lockscreen!

virgi26 ( 2014-03-06 11:57:50 +0300 )edit

gunt3er: i would love to have it too, it is much quicker

Bobsikus ( 2014-04-13 09:37:50 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-06 14:21:58 +0300

SpeedEvil gravatar image

Widgets on lockscreen would also potentially answer https://together.jolla.com/question/18090/alternative-unlock-screen/ - depending on implementation.

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thank you for pointing the TJC question, I was looking for that feature

c.la ( 2014-03-06 15:38:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-09-13 14:01:51 +0300

aerique gravatar image

I currently use Lockscreen widget manager, but this should just be natively supported. Displaying my agenda on the lock screen has always been one of my most important features on my phones and only for a little while it was officially supported on Android and all other times on Android and iOS I had to resort to jailbreaking, etc.

I don't know why the mobile OS producers are so against lock screen customization.

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Why do you think they are against it?

As already commented by @virgi26 - "it's not in the tone of SFOS" - meaning, the creators of SFOS prefer FORM over FUNCTION, which is why we have 3rd party apps like Anig's 'Lockscreen widget manager'.

Spam Hunter ( 2019-09-13 18:52:32 +0300 )edit

The usual response for them being "against it" (not sure I should have put it that way) is that it's for security and privacy. I'd still like some choice though, even though it could be off by default.

aerique ( 2019-09-19 12:17:21 +0300 )edit
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