WiFi/Bluetooth etc.. toggles

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How do I toggle GPS/WiFi/Mobile Internet/Bluetooth from SlideScreen? On my HTC Hero I had a row of widgets which toggled them in one click (so switching from mobile internet to wifi was two button presses).
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I don't think you can without opening up the menu and going to phone settings. I use the app "Toggle Settings" (by coolmagic i think?) and i leave the icon up in the top drawer. Pull down the drawer, click on the icon, and then toggle settings.
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Thanks for the tip! I found the "Quick Settings" app and it's even handier than the HTC widget was! Having to go through a few extra screens to turn on and off GPS is a bit annoying, but it works.
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To my knowledge a normal Android App/widget cannot toggle settings themselves they can just take you to the settings page to do it yourself (or it could be used maliciously or without your knowledge) the ones on the Hero are made by HTC and don't use the standard Android API's and are a part of their Sense modifications to Android.
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I have a widget that let me toggle wifi, bluetooth, gps, etc. Don't remember what it's called but I don't have the Hero.
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On a stock android device it's called Power Control.
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Beautiful Widgets, which is a 3rd-party app, can do this. However, they say there's a restriction that means they can't toggle flight mode.
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Just noticed that as I've been using Sense UI widgets for so long!
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This is to Gary: There is a power control widget as of Android 1.6 that allows you to toggle WiFi, BT, GPS, AutoSync, and Brightness. It does not take you to any settings menu and allows the changes directly from the home screen.
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It would be nice to have that control on the middle slider. Maybe as a row of buttons that can show or hide with a slide action so you don't accidental press them.

I've been using the app since yesterday and I could totally switch over to this, but the big thing I would miss is Power Control. It was so nice to control the radios on the home screen.
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It would be very nice to have this as but not entirely sure It would work on the front face, the slider would have to grow, causing the volume other information to be decreased. If possible I would have them included above the app list in a similar fashion to the power settings as of 1.6, but obviously skinned to suite.
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This needs to be there for any home replacement and this IS supported by apps (see the "Beautiful" series by LevelUp Studio.
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I recommend the app "Quick Settings", (as William Furr suggested) - it's free and if you make it a shortcut on your launcher then you're only a couple taps away from all those settings.
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Why would anyone use an app when this is built into Android since -- I think -- 1.6? It is a sweet looking bar that you add as a widget. And it is only ONE tap to toggle each setting.
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The point is Slide Screen is a home replacement, therefore the android one (power) is not available as it is a widget.
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Jason Krellner

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Well, my point was that I think (and others do too) that if SlideScreen is going to be a true home replacement, it has to have that functionality.
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given how power hungry the radios are it would be really nice to have a one-touch method from slidescreen...
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but would be nice if there was a row with some switches :)
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One thing that would make the paid version worth it would be to replace the add with this kind of row of switches.
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I kind of agree - I don't find the ad takes up too much space, so it could certainly be utilised for this kind of purpose without reducing usability too much
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Suggestion: How about making this an option by moving the slider right or left, something which currently has no function? You could slide right or left onto a toggle screen for all those options?

Edit: Further thought: How about sliding left or right onto a screen which can hold normal Android widgets, giving the user the best of both worlds?
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Others have mentioned Quick Settings, but to me, what pushed Slidescreen from "fun, but frustrating" to "really usable" was adding the app QuickDesk to the mix. It basically gives you a fullscreen popup window on Home doubleclick (default), which you can sprinkle with app shortcuts and widgets. Available from anywhere, this gives me quick access to my music widget, my weather widget and my power control widget. It really represents an excellent fix to the widget-less Slidescreen.

See http://androidandme.com/2010/06/appli... for a small writeup.
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You, sir or madam, are a god among commenters and I hereby offer you five internets and a sexual favour of your preference. That is frickin' awesome.
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This is a great tip, thanks!
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Mark, let me know when you're in Norway ;)