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reboot, or boot options on pressing power button [released]

asked 2013-12-24 23:09:44 +0300

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updated 2014-07-31 16:34:47 +0300

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just a simple menu to enable reboot or multiboot, refresh etc. that pops up on longpress or double press power button

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2017-03-06 12:57:16.256474



Do you mean something like: ?

Stskeeps ( 2013-12-24 23:11:58 +0300 )edit

Yes @Stskeeps that kind of thing would be great in Jolla ;)

foss4ever ( 2013-12-25 09:02:50 +0300 )edit

I have already accidentally powered off the Jolla by mistake when the screen didn't come on immediately, and after stabbing at the power button for a little too long the device switched off, so an "Are you sure?" dialog - at the very least - is essential.

If the user keeps the power button pressed for even longer - like a stupidly long time, eg. 20 seconds - then sure, power off the device without user confirmation, but the current power off timeout is simply way too short and leads to accidentl switch off.

Milhouse ( 2014-01-01 04:42:23 +0300 )edit

Shouldn't be able to close phone while it's locked. Especially while the phone is in the pocket. This could solve that problem as well. (as suggested in this)

Milo ( 2014-01-01 21:03:32 +0300 )edit

i hope too for this one on Jolla ! But Like Nokia N9 he will be come on our phone. We need to be patient.

Kiri ( 2014-01-02 13:33:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-13 04:09:50 +0300

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updated 2014-02-13 04:10:33 +0300

I have started using only double-tap/down-swipe for waking/blanking the phone, it works very well for me. That means that the power button is completely unused for me, which seems a shame.

I would like to have the power button fully configurable:

  • run shell-scripts of the user's choice, preferably in a way that lets users download new commands for the power button from the Jolla Store.
  • configurable entries for short press, long press and very long press
  • configurable activation/deactivation by proximity sensor
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Oh, and for the next phone, I would like Jolla to replace the volume key/power key with the button of Sony-Ericsson p800-p910: A clickable mouse-wheel on the side with side-rocking feature. :-)

00prometheus ( 2014-02-13 04:13:55 +0300 )edit

Or maybe just remove both power key and volume key (make volume a slider on the screen), so we have the first phone without any moving parts what so ever! It would be delightfully incomprehensible to anyone from the age of mechanics :-D

00prometheus ( 2014-02-13 04:16:56 +0300 )edit

@00prometheus: as nice as that sounds in theory, it would be a pain to adjust the volume when your phone is in your pocket, as you'd have to take it out and unlock every time to do so.

nthn ( 2014-02-18 16:49:30 +0300 )edit

@nthn, if the default headset included with the phone has a volume control, this wouldn't be a problem. :-)

00prometheus ( 2014-02-18 18:57:27 +0300 )edit

@00prometheus: it might sound cool, but it's not practical. A power button is a necessity (how do you propose to turn on a device without it?), also as all systems freeze/crash at one time or another and hardware power-off key may be the only way out besides removing the battery. Volume keys are also very nice to have when adjusting is needed for example in the pocket as nthn said or in the middle of a phone call without headset. These are the little things that may annoy the heck of the user :).

spacenewt ( 2014-03-08 21:30:42 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-18 16:26:05 +0300

Since it's possible to wake up / lock the phone with on screen gestures, the power button could be a great camera button replacement.

Press it to start camera app (configurable which one), short press to focus, long press to take picture, for instance.

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the short push for focus and long for shutter is too complicated, focusing is way better on touch screen, but shutter could be as button, i never been friend of touch only phones and fingers acrobatics performance. and while taking photo you mostly needs both hands to stabilize camera.. so Volume buttons should zoom in out, bit longer than short push for locking device should be camera shutter.

i think a little tweak is HOLD power button to lunch camera /not that long as to power off/ (shortcut option available for locked state and/or unlocked), than just short push as you wrote wich may be unwanted push often and could be upsetting to close camera all the time, sometimes i do unlock by screen, but sometimes i need that unlock button, the main function for short push should remain to unlock

reboot, shutdown, Delayed shutdown / shutdown at [clock] and : the power button is right place to put sound profiles for thoose who needs :)

pan tau ( 2015-01-30 01:45:50 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-09-04 16:55:31 +0300

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Already available for sailfish by Coderus, look at here

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still a bit buggy but implementation is allright

teun ( 2014-11-08 21:08:14 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-03-06 12:57:01 +0300

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An option to shut down or reboot by pressing the power button has been available for some time now. Closing!

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