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Control music from the lock screen [released]

asked 2013-12-27 10:34:50 +0300

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updated 2015-09-24 13:57:11 +0300

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It would be nice to be able to control music from the lock screen, like: next song, previous song, pause/resume Like on the good old N9 :)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by r0kk3rz
close date 2015-09-24 13:13:18.060795



Please provide a generic API so that other music players like Spotify can use that too (unlike good old N9 :)

njeiseck ( 2013-12-27 13:19:30 +0300 )edit

This is among the best features of N9 and a true time saver.

K.T. ( 2013-12-27 13:52:17 +0300 )edit

Like the old but beautiful N9!

idro ( 2013-12-27 23:47:31 +0300 )edit

it could be awesome if we could change the destination of volume buttons! volume up = next song, volume down = pause

berto89 ( 2013-12-30 20:32:35 +0300 )edit

@berto89 I think that volume button in your config will be unconfortable,I' very confortable with N9 lock screen player and button only for volume

idro ( 2013-12-30 20:44:12 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-16 16:09:43 +0300

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Currently being worked on, I suppose it will be released in update 11 or 12: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2015-January/005512.html

In the meantime you can use this patch by coderus to get media player controls on the lock screen. You will need patchmanager installed.

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with a bit of luck this is related to the recent introduction of MPRIS dbus interface to the Jolla-Media app, which is already supported by community efforts

r0kk3rz ( 2015-01-16 16:28:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-30 22:16:39 +0300

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@mike7b4: except when you're using a lock code :) makes things much longer and boring =)

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You don´t have to use it if you dont want to.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-07-18 13:57:15 +0300 )edit

I don't see why you would need to unlock the phone to press "next"...

alexduf ( 2015-01-16 23:00:50 +0300 )edit

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