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Support 2nd click of home button as a sleep button?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by magicfan1214, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. magicfan1214

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    I like being able to wake the phone to view the lock screen using the home button at the bottom of the phone, but is there any way to make it so that a second click of that button, or a click of one of the others down there, will make it sleep again? Having to press the power button up top is just an inconvenience.

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    So you just want to wake it up to see the lockscreen and then turn the screen back off? That's easy without hitting the power button. In fact, you can do that without hitting any button! If you don't unlock it when you wake it up with the Home button (which I do all the time to check the time), it will time out and turn the screen back off in about 10 seconds.
     
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    Thank you, but I'm not stupid. :rolleyes: I'm perfectly aware of that, but it doesn't answer my question.
     
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    How did that NOT answer your question? You want a more convinient way of locking the screen after hitting the Home button than hitting the power button, right? I pointed out that you don't have to do anything, which is even MORE convinient than hitting the Home button a second time like you are asking about. And I never called you stupid, or even meant to imply that you were stupid, maybe you didn't realize the lockscreen times out automatically. Whatever....
     
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    Of course I know it times out automatically. But I'd rather be able to turn it off via the home button, which is what I was asking and what still hasn't been answered...
     
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    I have on numerous occasions seen a screen that asks me choose what the End button should do. One of those choices is Home on 1st click and Sleep on 2nd click. Is it too difficult for anyone to explain the steps to make that screen reappear so we can change the setting as we please?:thinking:
     
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    *flips X over and over furiously trying to find the END button*

    um, doesn't exist, brah...

    besides, even if it did, that is to control what the button does while NOT on the lock screen. there might be a setting to do this in widgetlocker, but I wouldn't hold my breath, especially when hitting the home button twice would do the EXACT SAME THING.
     
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    sounds like he wants a developer to work hours and hours on an app that would control the home button only while the lock screen is active to do the EXACT SAME THING that the power button does when it would be easier to buy a $5 watch at Walmart and be done with it.
     

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