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Flashlight from lockscreen pulley menu [answered]

asked 2014-03-10 08:52:21 +0200

PeterSmurffiPan gravatar image

updated 2014-07-24 12:07:46 +0200

eric gravatar image


would be great to have access to the flashlight from the lockscreen pulley menu indtead of unlocking the device, search for the app and the launch it.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by foss4ever
close date 2015-01-11 17:07:44.891893



why not put it in favorites? one gesture down + start the app?

t0mps0 ( 2014-03-10 08:57:48 +0200 )edit

That would require something taken off it, it's fairly lengthy as it is.

fercen ( 2014-03-10 09:10:49 +0200 )edit

@fercen the same applies for the pulley-menu, 4 items is the maximum usable if you keep in mind that it needs to be controllable from within 2/3rd of the display.

chemist ( 2014-03-10 11:18:39 +0200 )edit

@chemist That's what I was referring to.

fercen ( 2014-03-10 11:39:50 +0200 )edit

ah ok thought you ment launcher favourites...

chemist ( 2014-03-10 12:29:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-01-11 01:19:36 +0200

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updated 2015-01-11 17:08:42 +0200

After recent OS updates (can't remember in which update it appeared) user can customize the Lockscreen pulley menu and select three favorite apps to be displayed there.

With the Settings > Shortcuts feature (atleast in the current the Flashlight app, among others, can be added and activated in the Lock screen pulley menu.

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answered 2014-03-10 10:27:48 +0200

Hi, see my Answer in an other question. I think, it would be nice, to have such functions in this screen.

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answered 2014-03-10 11:21:11 +0200

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We are still looking for a descent position for the setting favourites so how about we put it with them instead of over-crowding the pulley that if we follow through with all requests would hold 6 items already (please be so kind and try to pull settings for me now and see where you land trying to reach a 5th or even a 6th item)?

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Or a custom pulley menu. I never use other options than silence and camera.

Other OS's let you launch camera while phone is locked. Would be convenient since I use this almost daily.

PeterSmurffiPan ( 2014-03-10 11:49:22 +0200 )edit

Other OSs? You mean hardware with a dedicated button or protective sliders! Both N9 and Jolla have a pretty good way to get around it.. N9 has the quick favourites, Jolla has the pulley and as long as that does not get reorganized I can activate the camera in my pocket if I like to. I use all 4 options as they are much quicker than finding the right position to tap on the screen.

chemist ( 2014-03-10 12:34:57 +0200 )edit

Not really a good idea to put one 3td-party app to System Settings /Favorites. The most obvious place for it is in Lockscreen pulley menu (as it can now be done in, as requested in the Question.

foss4ever ( 2015-01-11 06:49:31 +0200 )edit

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