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  1. zip2

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    Hi everyone. I listen to music on my Droid X a lot but it aggravates me to no end that the screen keeps locking and I have to unlock with my password every time I want to change songs etc... I know I could disable the password each time but that would stink...there has to be a better way.

    Does anyone know of an app or widget that would always sit on the lock screen so I can access my music player without unlocking the screen??

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
     

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    Actually, you need an app that'll *allow* you to put other stuff, like the media player of your choice, on your lockscreen.

    Widgetlocker is one such app.

    I used it for a while, but I noticed it *really* slowed my phone down...

    Good luck
    Dan
     
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    Sorry for not wording that quite right but you understood. :)

    Thanks for the info Dan. I'm looking at it now. For 2 bucks if it slows the phone down too much I'll just uninstall it. I mean 2 bucks is only 2 orders of the spicy nuggets that make you breathe funny right?? lol
     
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    FWIW, I've had the same experience using Widget Locker, and it's ONLY when using it. Once I delete and reboot, it's a completely different experience.
     
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    LOL! Thanks for putting that into perspective for me!

    Dan

    BTW...I LOVE the functionality widgetlocker gave my lockscreen.
     
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    Well, there are several ROMs out there for the Droid 1 that allow this (Cyanogen even allows you to use the volume rocker to skip songs). Hopefully a developer will get on it for a DX ROM, if they ever come to "true" fruition. One other reason to root!
     
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    Now go easy on me peeps...this droid widget stuff is all new to me (first droid) and I'm choking on a spicy chicken nugget right now. :p

    So far so good. Took me a few to figure out how to add, delete shortcuts and other widgets to the lockscreen but I finally got it together. Now...

    Here's the issue. I added a few app shortcuts (like my Meridian music player) to the lockscreen. Now when I hit the shortcut instead of taking me to the player it takes me to the system password lockscreen...the whole thing I was trying to get around! lol

    Am I not understanding something here? **cough cough...damn spicy chicken nuggets**

    ps - when I accessed maps in this same way it said "network connection not available"...maybe because I turned off background services to save batter life???
     
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    The mixzing music player has an option to sit on top of your lock screen. I use it all the time. A better music player in my opinion. I think you might have to buy the upgrade for that to work. It only shows up on top of the lock screen when you are playing music. It's not a widget, but has widget options too.
     
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    I have the DX also, WidgetLocker does not slow down my phone at all, I love it! It caused a little lag on my Droid, but has been flawless on my X.
     

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