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Old November 23rd, 2012, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a flashlight app that doesn't open a screen, just turns on the LED flashlight. I know I can do this with widgets, but I want it on the bottom row (launch dock or whatever it is called).

It seems like an app like this would make sense, you really don't need a screen to pop up, you just want to quickly turn on the light, and since you want it on quickly, it makes the most sense to put it in the bottom row that is always there.

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I don't know of an app that does this, but a different launcher would work. Nova launcher is based on the stock ICS/JB launcher with some added features. One of the features is you can place 1x1 widgets in the dock.
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I don't know of an app that does this, but a different launcher would work. Nova launcher is based on the stock ICS/JB launcher with some added features. One of the features is you can place 1x1 widgets in the dock.
Cool, I'll give it a try!

Any other launcher suggestions for a Galaxy S3 to can hold 1x1 widgets?
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I personally would only try Nova or Apex. Those are the only 2 I know that have been based on Android 4.0+. I personally prefer Nova, but I've heard Apex is really good too.
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I personally would only try Nova or Apex. Those are the only 2 I know that have been based on Android 4.0+. I personally prefer Nova, but I've heard Apex is really good too.
The only other one I have heard good things about is GO
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I didn't like any of those launchers at all. Guess I gotta settle for the widget on the home screen.
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tesla LED app works like this

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.flashlight&hl=en

you can dock the app or use it as a widget from the lock screen and it does not open up a screen it just turns the flashlight on. I use it all the time.
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tesla LED app works like this

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.flashlight&hl=en

you can dock the app or use it as a widget from the lock screen and it does not open up a screen it just turns the flashlight on. I use it all the time.
I had Tesla and it always opened a screen unless I set it as a widget, but then you can't put it in the bottom row.
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I use it from my home screen and it doesn't open up a screen, it just turns the light on? Tap it again and it turns off.

I can dock it too and it works exactly the same way.

If I open it from the app drawer that is when it opens up a screen..
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I use it from my home screen and it doesn't open up a screen, it just turns the light on? Tap it again and it turns off.

I can dock it too and it works exactly the same way.

If I open it from the app drawer that is when it opens up a screen..
hmm, I downloaded it again to double check after you mentioned it and I can't get it to work that way - I looked at all the settings too.
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Nevermind - I got it! For some reason, the widget from Tesla LED can go in the bottom row...

The first time I opened the widget, it pulled up the screen/page for the app, the second time, it only changed whether the LED was on or off.

Thanks!

PS - the app comes with two widgets, IIRC, it only works with the simpler looking one
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Tiny Flashlight + LED has a widget for this.
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