Originally Posted by simplysquare
yeah you can turn it off or get an app that will alow you to enter a number instead.
menu - settings - security - uncheck require unlock pattern - enter unlock pattern - done
Turning of unlock pattern wasn't really the issue, it was the unlock screen which precedes this. Anyway it doesn't matter as the poster above you submitted the brilliant tip of double clicking the menu button. That's exactly what I needed so big thumbs up to you!