Motorola Droid :: Way To Lock Phone In Slide-out Keyboard?
Dec 3, 2009
I never use my physical keyboard. I would like a slim case to protect my phone and i don't care if the KB doesn't slide out at all. i would actually prefer it stay closed. Hard plastic or a soft silicone is ok with me. i have the soft rubber case around my work BB and it works perfect. I would love something like that for my droid. And i want one that doesn't raise too much over the screen. a coworker has a hard case for his iphone and it makes it hard to hit the touch screen on the borders. the case sits so high you have to put your finger or thumb almost verticle to touch the on screen keyboard.
Is there a setting that I'm missing or a tweak that would let me unlock my droid when i slide the keyboard open? i see no point in having to "slide to unlock" when i already had to manually slide the keyboard out. Mose sliders will unlock when you do so, was sad that the droid doesn't .
I had the slide lock/accidental touch lock disabled in 2.1 bone stock phone. Got the 2.2 OTA. Installed without issue and has addressed many of my previous complaints (VPN, WiFi, speaker volume). Under settings / location&security, in the security section, I see only two options 'set up screen lock' (pattern/pin/password) and 'security lock timer'. Where is the option to turn on the slide lock? VZW support was completely clueless, as I have (sadly) come to expect. They transferred me to Motorola support, who says there should be a 3rd option there for the screen lock.
Was wondering if there is a way to eliminate the slide unlock after you hit the power button to wake the phone.I think it is a extra pain in the but step.I never hit the power button to wake it on accident.Any root aps or anything? I haven't found any yet myself.
I did not have the slide lock screen activated when I upgraded to 2.2, so that option is not available anymore as everyone knows. If I do a reset, will it reappear? I don't want it to, if I can't turn if off.
My nephew was playing with my phone and evidently set a password on the phone to wake it up. He told me the password and I can use it to wake the phone up just fine but I use the slide screen, but now there is both password unlock and the slide screens. I cant figure how to remove the password one
I hate sliding my droid keyboard open and still having to unlock it on the screen. In every other case, having to unlock it doesn't bother me, so I'm just looking for an app that will bypass the lock when you slide the keyboard open.
Okay, so after that commercial w/ that shiney new sliding keyboard on that samsung phone, I rushed to find a slide keyboard. I did. It was called SlideIT keyboard and it was ugly but performed SO well I kept it. Now they have a trial and it is annoying as hell and doesnt have dictionary saving unless you buy the new version.. I WOULD, but I cannot find it in the market. Nor can I find the other sliding keyboards.. I seem to be stuck .I upgraded to the 2.1 on my Eris.. do you think that's why I cannot find it?
Has anybody found a way to unlock the Droid other than the lock key or opening the keyboard? I wish there was some gesture or button combo to unlock it.I believe its actually a touchscreen lock so i doubt there is any other way.
Recently I've noticed that I accidentally answer phone calls without realizing it while the phone is in my pocket.Callers then hear the rustling of my phone rubbing the inside of my pocket.I've read that when the Droid X's screen is off, I should have to slide to answer a phone call.However, even when my screen is off and the slide to unlock and pin number lock are active,I am still presented with two buttons when I get an incoming call.This happens regardless of whether people call my regular phone number or my Google Voice number.I have LauncherPro installed.Am I missing something?I'd like to have the slide to answer feature so I don't unknowingly answer phone calls.
I'm getting the G1 next weekend and am wondering how long until a virtual keyboard will be available. I really like the idea of having a full slide-out keyboard but I would also like a virtual one so if I'm not wanting to say much I can just use the virtual keyboard or if I'm in an area where it needs to be quiet I don't need to have the sound of the keyboard sliding open.
I really like the pattern unlock that android has, but I don't like having to both slide to unlock, then pattern unlock. Any way to disable the first slide lock only? I've searched, an found a few old threads but nothing helpful. Applications like nolock, disable both lock screens.
I have x2. when i lock the phone after 2 or 3 min i can unlock that and use that but when i lock the x2 after long time (ex. 1hrs) i can not open my x2. so many time i push the slide lock to right or left but it dos not work.
Is there an option or app to disable the slide to unlock but keep the pattern lock (or PIN lock on Froyo)? It seems kind of redundant to have both slide and pattern unlocks. I have Android 2.2 and was hoping this would be "fixed" with the upgrade.
From the XDA forum: Link to app page = [APP][ROOT/Keyboard] Keyboard Manager - Dual keyboard: Portrait/landscape switch - xda-developers
Keyboard Manager allows you to customize what keyboard (input method) appear on input based on your phone orientation. It displays the keyboards you have enabled on your android device, and let you select one per orientation (landscape/portrait). As your phone switch orientation, the app automatically switch the keyboard.
Requirements: - Rooted android device (app was tested on Samsung captivate 2.1) - Root Explorer app, or similar app that allows you to edit the permissions of a file.
To install: 1- Download the app (KeyboardManager.apk) on your device sdcard. 2- Using Root Explorer, move the apk file to /system/app 3- Using Root Explorer, edit the file permissions like below: -- User: 'Read/Write' checked --Group: 'Read' checked --Others: 'Read' checked 4- Exit Root Explorer
The app should be visible in your launcher as 'Keyboard Manager'
Update: - Added option to disable notification icon -' start on boot' feature is disabled because it's not yet complete and tested... Sorry for the confusion
Bugs: -On certain applications (i.e: Messaging on Samsung Captivate), the input window occasionally freeze on orientation switch. Exiting the app, and resuming should fix it.
If I physically slide out the keyboard on my Moto Droid A855, it crashes my test app with the stack trace pasted below. I don't understand why? Also, if I start my app with the keyboard out, my app crashes immediately on startup. The app consists of an activity, which contains a viewflipper as the main view layout. The viewflipper contains two linearlayouts..
My Droid was great, used Google Maps constantly for several months. The past several days, it started losing GPS signal lock, and today can't get a lock after half an hour with clear sky above. I have "GPS Status" app, and it shows that it is receiving signal from between 5 and 8 satellites, but none of them show as locked. Any ideas? I have already rebooted the phone, removed battery, etc. multiple times. I have turned off wifi and bluetooth with no effect.
I expected the qwerty keyboard to have an audible click sound from the mic while typing. Ive read the manual and cant seem to find anything about this. As it is , the keyboard is silent while typing, is that normal?
I developed an appwidget and published on market, it works very well on Cupcake. but after I upgrade my OS to Donut.Everytime when I slide out/in keyboard, I will got an error: The process android.process.acore has stopped unexpected.Please try again. I have to click "force close", and wait about 3 seconds to get the home screen. It seems my appwidget cause this error, because after I uninstall the appwidget, the error also gone. One of my user reported to me the same problem, he was sure it's my appwidget's problem, because he erase all application and install one by one to test which application cause the error, he found after he installed my appwidget, the error occurred again.
There was an old, dead thread on this in the App forum, with no replys, so I am asking here. I really don't like the little button on the Droid as a "lock" Now that I have added a skin to the phone, that button is even worse. Does anyone know of an App that would put a "Lock" icon/widget on my home screen? As an added bonus, if it had some kind of "shake to wake" (but not unlock) that would make it a "money app" for me.
Anyone know why my slide out keyboard is suddenly typing two different letters when I type or why the space button is backspacing? I tried reflashing my phone with sprint's swupgrade tool. that didn't help. Anything else anyone knows that I can do?
I got my phone rooted and got velocity on the phone, but i noticed some issues within the first few days. the 50% bug seemed to get worse, before i could do the airplane thing and it would be good for about a week, now when i do it it will last less than a day and i cant get more than a day of battery life with not using my phone much at all, before i could get about 2 days with regular use.
when i slide the keyboard out an the screen switched to landscape the all the icons and widgets would disapear then re-appear about 15 seconds later, it does the same thing when closing the keyboard. some times it gets stuck and just flashes the screen with no icon or wigets and the only way i can fix it is rebooting the phone.
the flashlight app that comes with it works perfectly but when i close the app the notification lights keeps flashing and changing colors it wont stop untill i reboot the phone. everything else seems to be working fine for me. p.s. the ad blocking in the apps is a very nice addon