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Support Nexus 7 lockscreen clock can I change it now I have Android 4.2?

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  1. mm43

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    I have just downloaded Android 4.2 to my Nexus 7.

    The clock on the lockscreen seems to look different now Is it possible to change it back to the old one?:thinking:

    Have found the swype keyboard which I like Are there any other basic changs I should try out as a newbie?
     

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    Unless there's more to it, I've only been able to choose from 4 different widgets for the lockscreen widgets (digital clock, calendar, gmail, sound search?). And that digital clock IS awkward looking. The first hour is bold typed yet the rest is not?
     
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    It does look awkward (the new clock)... I too only get the 4 listed widget options above...
     
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    I only have three. Gmail, calendar and the digital clock. :-(
     
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    agreed, the 4.2 clock is awful. I'd like to know how to change it also.
     
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    May have to wait for custom rom to do this. One I'm using on my gnex has lots of lockscreen customizations. Like you, I can't wait to get rid of that ugly clock.
     
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    Am I the only one that kinda likes it? Lmao:D
     
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    Yesterday 4.2 arrived, and it is not possible to add alarm in landscape mode anymore!!!! WTF? I guessed for about 10 mins how to add and set alarm, cause I'm using my nexus in landscape mode. After I tryed portrait moe and "OK" button appears, very funny bug:)
     
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    Well if you do find out ............... let me know lol

    Its so big and right in the middle of the screen!

    Dont want extra widgets there Just a small clock as before.

    That white bar at edhe annoys me also lol :mad:
     
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    I don't mind it.

    If you have Spotify running it will fill an entire square.
     
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    Please, is there any way to turn off lock screen completly?
    My Nexus 7 used to go back to where I left it when I press power button, now it goes first to lock screen...

    I hate it :(
     
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    More info here. Looks like lots of widgets will be showing up. Not sure why anyone cares, how often is the lockscreren actuially on? Maybe 15 seconds a day on mine.
     
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    HD widgets added support for lock screen!
     

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    Settings > Security > Screen lock > choose none. I just don't like a lock screen and I do think the clock is ugly. A lock screen is worthless unless you have an actual lock on it via a pin or pattern code, and having it really locked is a major inconvenience if you are in and out of your N7 frequently.
     
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    I have HD widgets - how do you get this on the lockscreen? I don't see it in the widgets menu. Would love this instead of the new lockscreen.
     
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    did you update it? check play store for updates
     
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    Had to turn off tablet and power back on to get the HD widgets to update. But it worked and I LOVE it! Lockscreen now a thing of beauty.Many thanks.
     
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    just figured it out.. if you have more than one account on your tablet then you can't disable lock screen - so you can always switch between the users.. not something i've been looking for..
     
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    I'm curious, would a lock screen replacement program like Widgetlocker work in place of the 4.2 lock screen? If you don't find what your looking for, then this might be an alternative...
     
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    Sure would...more flexible, too
     
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    I don't really want anything on my lock screen except the keypad to enter my pin. Is it possible to simply get rid of the ugly new default clock? I can't get rid of it except by replacing with one or two other unwanted widgets.
    Not a happy bunny :(
     
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    "Fixed Clock" at least gets rid of the bold hours.

    [​IMG]



     
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    Thanks, I'll give that s try
     
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    I've got plenty of lovely widgets but still have a problem. How do I actually get then onto the Lock Screen. Obviously it's not possible to drag onto this screen. I can't spot any setting to let me do it. Am I missing something VERY obvious??
     
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    Yes :) On the lock screen swipe left in the top half of the screen and press the plus icon.
     
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