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Widget to mimic iPhone silence switch

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kabukiman, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Kabukiman

    Kabukiman Newbie
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    Hi all, I'm looking for a widget that will disable all sound (including system sound) and put the device into vibrate mode, similar to how the physical silence toggle works on the iPhone.

    I've tried the Beautiful Silence and Beautiful Vibrate widgets, but they do not play nice together on my Droid X: When I toggle silence, I cannot toggle vibrate and vice-versa.

    I then moved on to AudioManager, but that involved too many steps for my liking; I just want a quick button press.

    I am aware of Quick Profile, but that seems like overkill for what I'm trying to accomplish, though I haven't tried it yet.

    Currently, I'm using Sound Manager, which does exactly what I want, but as a shortcut and not a widget. This is almost perfect. The problem I'm having is that some times, when I click the shortcut it launches the Sound Manager app instead of it's normal behavior: launch the Sound Manager app, change the sound settings, and close Sound Manger in an instant.

    In a perfect world, I'd have the functionality of the Sound Manager shortcut in the body of the Beautiful Vibrate widget. Does something like that exist? If not, would it be difficult to make? I've dabbled in iPhone/iPad programming, but am a total n00b to Android...

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  2. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    get silent time lite. has a widget that does exactly what you want.

    i use it for meetings all the time.
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  3. Kabukiman

    Kabukiman Newbie
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    Almost... Silent Time adds an extra step of setting a duration for the silence. I'd rather just trigger it and be done with it until I trigger it again.
  4. DrScrubs

    DrScrubs Well-Known Member

    Audio manager lets you create sound profiles as a widget on your home. You can then just tap that to switch to whatever profile you like, silent, vibrate etc.
  5. 8andsand

    8andsand Well-Known Member

    There is a widget that comes with beautiful widgets that does exactly what your wanting. Its called beautiful silent. It toggles silent mode off and on.

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