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looking for a widget/app/sc to lock screen


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  1. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ideally just a widget to activate the stock (Inc) screen lock, but if not a simple app to lock/unlock the screen without having to use the power button.
     

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  2. iowabowtech

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    Looks like Curvefish has one in his on/off widgets pack. I'd like one too, tagging thread for a better option. (widget pack = $2.99)
     
  3. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Unfortunately doesn't have that function :-(

    Has a widget to activate the lock pattern or to ADJUST screen timeout.

    I just want to lock/unlock with a wdiget.
     
  4. hatchetdawg

    hatchetdawg Member

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    Try "Lock Me Widget"

    Doesn't require you to enter the lock sequence to enable/disable the lock. and is really simple to use.

    a 1x1 widget with a door icon.
    Closed = locked
    Open = unlocked
     
  5. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's the idea, but unfortunately it didn't work on the Inc (door would open and close but the screen never locked :(
     
  6. konreu

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    The Screen Off App for Android is an icon that you can tap from your homescreen to quickly turn off your screen. This lets you lock your screen without pressing your power button.

    You can check out the Screen Off App for Android in the Android Marketplace by tapping here from your Android Phone, searching for "screen off" in the Android Marketplace, or using the QRCode below with the Barcode Reader app.

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    The Android operating system does not let developers make your phone immediately go to sleep like your power button can; however, this application does the next best thing and makes sure that your phone goes to sleep as quickly as possible and that you do not accidentally press anything on your screen while your phone is going to sleep.

    You should not notice any changes your current power settings (brightness, screen timeout, etc.) when you open your phone again; you will be on the lock screen just as if you had pressed the power button!

    If you have any questions, issues, or requests, please reply to this thread, leave comments on my blog, or email me at konreu@gmail.com.
     
  7. praveen6585

    praveen6585 Well-Known Member

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    There was supposedly another widget called 'Lock screen widget' but even that seems to be taken off from the market.. can anyone tell me where 'Lock screen widget' can be downloaded from? its a free widget.. or any other free substitute app will also do which can lock the screen with a tap..
     
  8. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    Widget Locker. changes your lockscreen wallpaper. allows you to change the option to unlock by trackball (on the Dinc.)
     
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  9. praveen6585

    praveen6585 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for that suggestion.. but i cannot access paid apps in india.. so was looking for a free alternative app..
     
  10. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    If you email the developer, kevin@teslacoilsw.com you can pay him for it via paypal through that same address, and he can send you the software via email.
     
  11. kevin@teslacoilsw

    kevin@teslacoilsw VIP Member VIP Member

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    It is true that I am happy to accept PayPal for WidgetLocker.

    However, I believe the OP is not looking for a lock screen replacement, but instead wants an icon to click to activate the lock screen. WidgetLocker includes this, but it will only activate the WidgetLocker Lock Screen, not any security (Pattern/pin/password) you may have setup.

    To enable the system lock screen with a shortcut/widget I recommend:
    Android 2.2:
    Lock Screen Widget
    Lock Screen Widget - Android app on AppBrain

    For Android < 2.2:
    LockEnabler
    LockEnabler - Android app on AppBrain

    And if you do want a replacement lock screen then of course I recommend WidgetLocker which you can get for $2 USD by PayPal to kevin@teslacoilsw.com. I will then email you the APK and future updates. Note WidgetLocker requires Android 2.1 or higher.
     
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  12. colak

    colak New Member

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    application "No Lock" has a widget for locking/unlocking, very simple..search for it on the market
     
  13. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    hi guys,
    im in the market for this type of widget too - i have Kevin's Widget Locker which is a great app as it allows me to sleep/lock the screen without having to enter pin code all the time while at home etc - but it needs the pin lock timeout set to immeditate for it to allow phones pin lock to work

    so im looking for another widget/app that will immediately trigger the pin lock for say when im out etc and definitely want my phone locked - sounds like the Screen off widget might do it - ive emailed the dev about this

    cheers
    dan
     

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