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Jason Lee
12-15-2010, 07:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2010/12/14/no-lock-for-android-disables-slide-to-unlock-keyguard/' target='_blank'>http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2...nlock-keyguard/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"My Android device has a tiny power button, and it's usually in a holster. Really, what are the odds of me turning it on accidentally?"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1292362678.usr206.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Here is a little something that quite a few Android users might find useful. Usually I want my device to lock when I turn the screen off but there are times when having to unlock the device every time I turn the screen on is a real pain. Ever try to take notes during a meeting? For me the slide lock isn't too big of a deal but there are times when it might be nice to not have to deal with it. For those times there is No Lock. That is all No Lock does. It is a simple one button program that enables or disables the auto lock feature on your device. It even has a widget you can place on any home screen to quickly toggle the auto lock state. Does this program make a blip on anyone's "that's just what I needed" radar?</p>

12-15-2010, 04:17 PM
Nice find. I use the Pattern locking or PIN number when i'm out and about during my day. (I'm a little security crazy so my phone is always protected when not at home.) I run an IT Consulting biz and use a lot of Network Utilites on my phone. There are plenty of times where i set my phone down and dont want it to lock so when i need it the info is right there. The program allows a quick and easy method to enable and disable the locking ability. The best part is now when i get home i dont have to worry about removing the pattern or pin i just simply press the widget. Again nice find and keep up the great work.

Fuzzy ~

Jason Lee
12-15-2010, 05:11 PM
Yeah, this is wonderful to have when I am out doing wireless surveys with Wifi Analyzer. No more unlocking EVERY time in turn the screen back on. :)

Craig Horlacher
12-17-2010, 03:20 PM
I have two widgets I use mostly to change display settings when I'm reading. Depending on your situation, they may be more helpful to you. I will definitly make a mental note of No Lock. I can see where that would be helpful as well. My widgets below don't change lock functionality but could also be helpful in the same situations.

No Screen Off - this widget is a toggle between never and whatever your display was set to. This is nice because when I'm reading sometimes I want more than the 1 minute I typically have set and I don't need to go into the settings.

Brightness Level (by CurveFish - I think there is more than one) - this widget I also often use when I'm reading or just if I'm indoors sometimes. The screen takes more power than anything else and often I can set it to zero and it's still very bright, especially if I'm reading and have black text on a white background. I think it's actually a little easier on my eyes this way. My old mobile devices used to go much lower than my Dx. On this thing, zero often still seems pretty bright. I guess this is for battery life more than anything else but for what it is, I think it's a great one and I use this a lot.

12-17-2010, 05:33 PM
I assume this is a privileged action to change this--does it require root? Or at least setup in "Device Administrators"?