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Music controls should be more easily accessible after waking. [duplicate]

asked 2013-12-25 04:08:43 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 10:52:44 +0300

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I'm using my Jolla through AUX as my main music device in car. However skipping songs is extremely hard compared to N9. Some gestures/buttons in first screen after double tap would help a lot.

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Also maybe an option for switching songs with volume buttons if screen is off, like for example Someplayer on the N900 has ?

To change volume, you would just double-tap the screen - it would be no longer off and the volume buttons would work as normal.

MartinK ( 2013-12-25 18:18:04 +0300 )edit

In other words, music player controls on the lock screen. Hmm, let's take this idea a step further and make it #unlike. Buttons on the lock screen are too easy to be pressed by accident. The media app (and via the same hypothetic API any app wishing to do so) could advertise to the OS that its cover should appear on the lock screen, too. So you have the cover actions available after unlocking. Tapping the lockscreen app cover has no effect, though. Another app I can think of that could use this feature would be phone.

pycage ( 2013-12-25 18:19:28 +0300 )edit

Controls could be longpress of VolumeRocker too... @pycage what do $users need phone interactions on lock-screen? Incoming calls have no lock-screen... but the idea of having it "cover-action" like sounds good - lock-screen with buttons to press is pretty hard on the N9 but a gesture could make it easy... just the same controls as on the cover. Yeah well anyone could want anything on a lock-screen but what you really need are notifications and media-player controls. Keep it simple and remember the random-user.

chemist ( 2013-12-26 01:14:47 +0300 )edit

It's even more difficult if you wish the phone to autolock (with as security code) after 5 minutes. To one's surprise, there are no metal songs that last less than 5 minutes, so re-typing the security code after each song is extremely annoying. And so is disabling auto-lock everytime you enter the car.

Milo ( 2014-01-28 08:03:54 +0300 )edit

If a port of a decent Android music app (something like PowerAmp) could be made to work with Sailfish - on the Android version you get music controls that are active on the lockscreen.

Failing that, the native music player needs a lot of work

Cosmic_Kakapo ( 2014-01-28 11:20:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-28 05:09:18 +0300

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Cover-action like Lock-screen behaviour: as we have no pull gestures on the lock-screen, there could be a pull-left for next song and a pull-right for play/pause like the mediaplayer-cover.

I have in mind that I do not want to look at the screen while doing any action so buttons like on the N9 are kinda obsolete.

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Also not very safe (forbidden in many countries) while driving. There is however a possibility to control a Music player via Bluetooth in a legally allowed way. I haven't tried it myself though, but both the BT audio transmission to my car stereo and handsfree/telephone work fine. I'll check.

Cary Grant ( 2014-01-28 10:08:32 +0300 )edit

BT audio works fine, but the control-buttons on my headset (Philips SHB7000) are not working.

aetherfoton ( 2014-02-09 21:04:17 +0300 )edit

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