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Subject: Soft lock and screen/lcd activation

Soft lock and screen/lcd activation

From: Amaury Pouly <>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:42:04 +0100

Hi all,
As you know, many of our targets features a "soft-lock" in the WPS which
locks all the keys except the unlock key, to prevent accidental changes.
This is a very useful feature but recent targets like the Fuze+ have shown
that it is too limited in two ways:

1) Only in WPS
This feature only exists in the WPS screen, which kind of make sense if you
listen to music but this is not the only screen where it would be useful.
One of the most asked one is the radio screen where you currently cannot
lock the keys.

2) Doesn't prevent screen activation
Another problem which is more specific to the Fuze+ is that it features a
touchpad which you can easily touch, and thus will constantly activate the
screen/lcd. This is bad for the battery life and this is also very
annoying. That's precisely why most phones on the market just won't respond
to touch events when locked and you'll need to touch a physical buttons to
activate it again. I think it would be very sensible to have such a feature
in Rockbox too.

To sum up, what many *users* would like to see is:
* lock in radio screen (at least)
* lock which disables the screen until a physical button is hit (with a

Maybe it is time to discuss about these issues and try to fix them. I would
be willing to help but I must say this is mostly related to part of the
code I don't know about so help would be greatly appreciated.

Please share you opinion,

Amaury Pouly
Received on 2013-03-11

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