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Is there a Tasker profile to disable the security lock when docked?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mcoomer, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. mcoomer

    mcoomer Member
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    I've got a profile to silence the phone when docked at night so that only selected contacts ring through, and a simpler one that starts Pandora when I plug in my headphones. Now for something else.

    Is it possible to build a profile that will disable the lock screen and security pattern when the phone is placed in a dock? I use a multimedia dock at my bedside and have a vehicle dock and find it annoying that I have to slide the security lock and put in my security pattern before I can use the phone at my bedside or in the truck, particularly when I'm driving. I'd like to build a profile that either overrides the security timer or turns off the lock screen and security pattern whenever the phone is docked.

    Can this be done? Phone is un-rooted Droid X.


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  2. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Guest

    Should be, method depends on if you are running Gingerbread or Froyo (Gingerbread changed the access method..

    On my stock Atrix (2.2 Grrr) I use Set Keyguard off to disable the Fingerprint scanner lock.
    When I had my Nexus One (stock, 2.3.3) I used the paid plugin Locale Password Lock (by Willem Stoker) to disable my PIN lock. He also has a Pattern plugin that should (I presume) work for you; if you hit problems with it I've found him very responsive to bugs in the past.

  3. mcoomer

    mcoomer Member
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    Turned out to be very simple on the Droid X. When docked (any dock) set keyguard off. Exit task set to turn on keyguard when exiting dock mode. Works like a charm. Now, I can exit the vehicle or multimedia dock app and end up on the homescreen. Pushing the home button returns me to the dock app.


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