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Turning the screen OFF with the optical track pad button.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nagrom, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member
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    Hi Kids.

    Okay so I know you can turn the screen ON with the Track Pad. Using a custom ROM. I have my phone set up this way, but is there an app out there that allows you to turn it OFF again, again using the track pad?

    It seems weird that you can do one, but not the other, and I'd rather just press the button facing me, than have to pick my phone up to use the power button. Just to kill the screen.

    Yeah I'm a lazy arse LOL

    Thanks in advance

    Andy.
     

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  2. LECTER

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    Mine doesn't turn it on!! :thinking:
     
  3. jay_kay

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    I've seen plenty that you can wake the phone using it but never one that you can put it back on standby.
     
  4. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member
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    You'll need a custom ROM on a rooted desire to achieve this. I use, and recommend the R8 MoDoCo Froyo ROM.

    24/Aug r8 - MoDaCo Custom ROM for HTC Desire with Online Kitchen (2.2 / Froyo) - Android @ MoDaCo

    There might be an App that lets you do the same, but I'm not aware of one.

    Yeah that's what I mean. I find it strange that the ability to wake the phone up through the track pad it readily available, but you can't send the phone to sleep the same way.
     
  5. bigbob10

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    Id love to know if there is a way to wake up the phone via an app without a custom rom. Anyone know if its possible?
     
  6. snowmobile

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    No Lock allows you to wake up the phone very easily using any of the buttons. It completely dispenses with the lockscreen although you can toggle it back on when required. You still have to use the power button if you want to turn off the screen manually.
     
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