HTC Desire music control with screen locked.

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  1. zhivago

    zhivago Active Member
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    How to make the music controls appear when the HTC Desire is locked?
    like on iphone double press home bttm, how do i do that on desire?
    Tried every thing but only will show the bar when i press the sleep/awake bttm but no music controls.
     

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  2. Yenzehn

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    You can get a functionality like this by combining the apps Flyscreen with Tunewiki.

    Download tunewiki first, then go to menu and download flyscreen from there.

    market://search?q=pname:com.tunewiki.lyricplayer.android

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately with HTC sense, where you cannot disable the primary lockscreen, this means having to go through two in order to open the phone normally.
     
  3. zhivago

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    but without it i cant have it? like the iphone?
     
  4. Yenzehn

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    A bit of searching around reveals bTunes Music Player - Cyrket which seems to give the functionality fully.

    I do not live in an area with paid apps so I cannot test, but you could try and get a refund if it does not work as you want.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. zhivago

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    shame this, thou would do like the iphone..
    i am new to android..
    what does this pics u posted means?
     
  6. Yenzehn

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    It is a QR code you can use as a link for your cell phone.

    Basically, you use a QR scanner app such as Barcode Scanner - Cyrket and then point your phones camera at the code.

    Your phone will then open the link contained within the image, in this case, a link the the android market page for bTunes.

    Anyway, btunes does add a widget to your lockscreen with music controls.
     
  7. zhivago

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    thank you so much for ur time and attention...
    really appreciate it :)
     
  8. Pojken

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    3 or Cubed music player has the option to "replace" your lock screen with controls. It works fine enough - it makes it a bit slow to turn on, though.

    Check in the settings.

    Personally, I'd like some kind of "shake" control that could be activated with the power button or so. Shake or tilt to go forward, shuffle, rewind, etc..

    Tim
     
  9. lekky

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    sorry if i misunderstand, but when you are playing music, and you press the on key to turn on the screen, the music player controls are right there aren't they?

    Thats one less key press than an iPhone right?
     
  10. zhivago

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    nope, once i lock the screen the only key i can press is the sleep bttm one, and shows the lock bar only, if i push the bar down tell me put the pattern combination.

    but not music controls at all..
     
  11. 8Ball

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    I have the same as Lekky, when music is playing I press the power button to wake my phone and the music controls are above the lock bar. That way I don't have to unlock the screen.

    My phone's unbranded. Don't know of that may affect it.
     
  12. zhivago

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    oh nooo mine is not... :(

    mine is from o2 unbranded but its unlocked too..

    some out there know whats going on?
     
  13. NZtechfreak

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    Sounds like a branding issue to me, my Desire has the music controls on the lock exactly as Lekky describes.
     
  14. pcbms

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    Same here - I bought the handset from carphone warehouse withno branding
     
  15. speedycolzalez

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    Works for me too. Also works if I have a lock pattern set.

    Another unbranded phone from CPW on O2 here.
     
  16. Mine works just fine, on Orange
     
  17. kboya

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    I also have controls on lockscreen (on unbranded Desire)
    Why oh why do the bloody networks insist on 'adding' this kind of 'function' that is actually removing functionality?!?
     
  18. lekky

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    They wouldn't remove this i'm almost certain, there must be another issue. Anyway OP says his is unbranded so its a non-issue trying to fix his problem :p

    zhivago, I assume you are using the default music app right?
     
  19. gadgetmann

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    I tried downloading flyscreen but now when I press the power button, I get the default lockscreen before I get flyscreen.

    I've turned off the lock pattern.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I can turn off the slide unlock? I have a vanilla desire whic is not branded by any mobile provider.

    Thanks
     
  20. jred7469

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    I have a tmobile desire - sometimes i get the lock screen controls sometimes I don't! I cannot work it out!
     
  21. dndxn

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    Hi Guys,

    I think i understand what zhivago is saying.
    On an Iphone / Ipod touch if you press the home button twice the music controls are displayed regardless of music playing or not. And this is how they want the Desire to work also.

    On the Desire the controls only show on the lock screen when music is already playing. If music isnt playing then they dont.

    This is also what im seeing and presumed it was how it normally works!!
     
  22. uzetaab

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    Heh, I was about to say the same thing, music must be playing to see controls. Just to be clear, they show up on the "slide to unlock screen"

    Interestingly, Mort Player has an option (I think it's in the widgets add on download), that disables the lock screen altogether when music is playing. This would be a cool feature except that when you use the wired remote or press any button on the unit, the screen turns on again.

    Note that there are 3 Mort Player downloads; music, audiobook @ widget.

    There is another music player that has a "slide to unlock" screen replacement called Mixzing media player, but it's kind of um...unpolished. The lock screen, not the player.
     
  23. matttye

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    Surprised nobody has mentioned this yet...

    Pressing the play button on the headphones will start the music player and play your last song. Then once the last song you listened to begins playing you can access the music player controls on the lock screen in the usual way.

    As far as I can tell this works in the exact same way as what the OP is requesting.
     
  24. Cogs

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    I really enjoy my Desire and much prefer it over my son's iphone 4.

    I have used the music player an now cannot work out how o turn it off.

    I have tried everything I can think of and there is no stop button, only pause or close button.

    Also what is the setting or App for keeping the controls on the home screen as you have discussed previously.

    Regards

    cogs
     
  25. amir88

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    simply install Winamp and wallahh, very nice music player + wireless sync with Winamp desktop or wired + music player on lock screen !! I've been using Winamp since I got windows 98 i guess, its the best !!
     
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