App or Hack to Map Soft Key to Sleep the Fascinate?


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  1. Frisco

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    I'm searching around Market and getting no results. Any apps or root hacks to map any soft key to put the Fascinate to sleep?
     

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    By sleep do you mean what the power button does?
     
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    Yes; I want to use a soft key instead of the power button, which is in an awkward place for the way I pick up and hold the phone.

    I can live with it as it is (obviously, as I did purchase it knowing where the power button was ;)), but I'm trying for an ideal situation with it.
     
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    yeah I'm pretty sure there isn't anything like this yet and I almost wonder if it is likely, although nothing surprises me anymore from the mod community
     
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    Yeah, I realized I was taking a chance with this query because it's unusual. ;)

    I have arthritis in my right hand, and I'm left handed.. so this presents a slight problem with using that power button. If it were only for powering the device up and turning it off it would be much less of an issue.

    I do have the sleep timer set to 30 seconds, so, again, it is not a huge issue at all, even when waking it up; I'd just rather be able to put it to sleep at will without the struggle with my right hand/thumb or the little momentary hassle of reaching behind or in front of the device with my left hand to press the button if my arthritis is acting up.
     
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    The Fascinate power button is located in about the most awkward place possible :(
     
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    Yeah, I think it's supposed to be a thumb button for right-handers.

    Right-handers with no arthritis.
     
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    Hey! :)

    Stevevt .. high fives for you.. (I'm just now getting it, have not tested it yet.. I'll post back).. thank you.
     
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    It ran ok for a few test cycles. Then I rebooted the device and the app ceased to function at all.

    I de-installed the app, rebooted, re-installed it and no change.

    Thank you for that heads up on that sort of application, though.. I've been searching in Market on "lock," "wake button," etc.. many apps around but they seem to disable all but the power key to bypass the lock screen, etc.

    I'll keep looking around.
     
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    What you want is Widgetlocker, it worked wonders for my Droid Inc.
     
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    That's a nice one. Thank you.. I'm running it now..still exploring the menus for it; I love the root solution it offers for the time out.

    This is great for the Fascinate because it allows use of any hardware key to wake it up; the volume up key is just right for that purpose for me.

    I just wish there was a good on-screen widget for putting it to sleep; I still have to use the power button. I think that between Widgetlocker and another app for putting it to sleep I'll be good to go.
     
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    here ya go, Frisco - Screen Mode Widget Lite. Cool thing about widget locker is now you can place this on the lockscreen
     
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    There is a on screen lock for widget locker. when you hold down on screen, select shortcut. all the way at the bottom there is widget locker lock now. it locks the screen back to the widget locker lock screen, and takes however long you have the time out set to go black. I use it all the time and works great!
     
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    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whoa.. now I'm all set.. (going through icon sets to come up with something that fits my home screen theme). ;)

    Thank you so much, rlbloser and yankee boy.
     

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