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|Summary:||Changing volume without unlocking the phone no longer works|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Platform] Multimedia||Reporter:||mpredotka|
|Component:||Multimedia framework||Assignee:||unassigned <nobody>|
|Status:||RESOLVED FIXED||QA Contact:||multimedia-framework-bugs|
|Priority:||Low||CC:||alexatkin, andree, andre_klapper, anidel, bandora, collin, eduperez, gdsotirov, martin, tri, ugomatic, urho.konttori|
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SOFTWARE VERSION: 2.2009.51-1.203.2 EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM: 1. Play some music. 2. Lock the phone 3. Press the power button 4. Press the volume key EXPECTED OUTCOME: Ability to change volume. ACTUAL OUTCOME: Nothing happens. REPRODUCIBILITY: always OTHER COMMENTS: Option to change volume without unlocking the phone was great. Specially if there are no keys on the headset to do that. I could change volume without taking the phone out of my pocket. After firmware update this is gone and changing volume requires more unnecessary steps. I hope it is not intentional and it's just a bug. Sorry if it's wrong place for this bug report.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
I was disappointed the N900 does not let you change the volume WHILE locked in the first place, like my iPod does. It should at least have the option to turn that function on for people who aren't likely to knock the buttons accidentally. Good job I adjust it using the slider to unlock, if I had gotten used to using the power button to have that suddenly not work either I would be really pissed. Its just too hard to adjust the volume on the N900 period, with the rocker being turned off for zoom functionality, which should be available by gestures in ALL apps that need zoom.
In my opinion, it's already difficult enough to accidentally tap on the volume keys while device is in the pocket, as both require a pretty mild strong force to press down. So, those keys should work without the need to unlock the device.
*** Bug 6487 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can definitely confirm that changing the volume when having the "Unlock slider screen" shown worked in 41-10 and that it does not work in 51-1 anymore. The old behaviour was changed due to some power consumption issues.
I'd love to know (no sarcasm here :) ), what power-consumption issue could be caused by enabling 2 keys for 5 seconds... anyho, if at least a documented option for reenabling this (quite useful) feature, e.g. using gconf, was introduced in following release - I think that it would make a lot of people happier...
I also think that there should be an option to turn this on and off...
I confirm that in the spirit of openness and customization of Maemo, it would make sense to give users the option to choose
Feel free to post a ticket in http://maemo.org/community/brainstorm/ about a UI option for this.
A fix is currently being worked on.
I know it'll generate mails to everyone subscribed to this bug, but I want to say BIG THANK YOU!
Afaik, we are going to integrate the fixes to pr1.2 on monday.
This has been fixed in package mafw-gst-renderer 0.2.2010.07-2+0m5 which is part of the internal build version 10.2010.08-5 (Note: 2009/2010 is the year, and the number after is the week.) A future public update released with the year/week later than this internal build version will include the fix. (This is not always already the next public update.) Please verify that this new version fixes the bug by marking this bug report as VERIFIED after the public update has been released and if you have some time. To answer popular followup questions: * Nokia does not announce release dates of public updates in advance. * There is currently no access to these internal, non-public build versions. A Brainstorm proposal to change this exists at http://maemo.org/community/brainstorm/view/undelayed_bugfix_releases_for_nokia_open_source_packages-002/
I'd like to comment on this as this is still not verified. Indeed the rocker keys' event get handled now, but in a weird (may be buggy?) way. If you lock the screen and the foremost application is handling the rocker keys' event to handle zoom in/out (like Xournal or the MicroB browser), then they will zoom in/out accordingly even though the lock screen is displayed and the volume is NOT set. This is different from the original behavior where the rocker keys' events changed the volume in the lock screen, no matter what was running beneath it. Aniello
Did more test, it actually works differently. If I leave the Media Player running, it'll get the volume events and the volume is going up/down as expected. If an application like Xournal or Microb is the foremost app, it won't get the events and the Media Player still gets it. As expected again. However, if the Media Player is not running, then the foremost application gets the event. I assume this is a feature rather than a bug and I'd mark this as VERIFIED.
> If I leave the Media Player running, it'll get the volume events and the volume > is going up/down as expected. For me this is a problem because I don't use the internal Media Player. And if I'm using any other player the vlume is no changed. I think it should be changed for all applications, not just for the built-in Media Player. Is there any option to make the volume work with other applications?
(In reply to comment #17) > > For me this is a problem because I don't use the internal Media Player. And if > I'm using any other player the vlume is no changed. I think it should be > changed for all applications, not just for the built-in Media Player. > > Is there any option to make the volume work with other applications? > It works with Panucci and RadioFM for me.
> Is there any option to make the volume work with other applications? > It works with Panucci and RadioFM for me. It doesn't work for KMplayer for me
(In reply to comment #19) > It doesn't work for KMplayer for me Maybe KMplayer does not react to the keypress received? Doesn't sound like Nokia's issue at all to me currently...
(In reply to comment #20) > (In reply to comment #19) > > It doesn't work for KMplayer for me > > Maybe KMplayer does not react to the keypress received? > > Doesn't sound like Nokia's issue at all to me currently... > You're probably right - I will check with KMplayer's developer, but it's strange that when the screen is not locked, KMplayer reacts correctly to the keypress, but with the screen locked it doesn't.
(In reply to comment #19) > > Is there any option to make the volume work with other applications? > > > It works with Panucci and RadioFM for me. > > > It doesn't work for KMplayer for me > I have tried with KMPlayer, Fm Radio, Panucci and Symfonie. None of them work. I am locking the device with the switch next to the earphone plug. Maybe it has a different behaviour if you leave it to lock with time. I also tried the following: - open the internal media player - open panucci - play anything with the internal media player - pause - switch to panucci, play anything - lock the device The volume does change... for some time (something like 1 minute). After that, it stops responding to the key presses. Now, if it works with panucci for you, there is something different... I'm using version 10.2010.19-1.002. I will reflash it (I have installed just too many things) and test again.
(In reply to comment #22) > (In reply to comment #19) ...... Just reflashed with version 10.2010.19-1 and still getting the same behaviour. Anyone has any ideias why this is not working for me and is working for others?
Probably 3rd party software...?
(In reply to comment #24) > Probably 3rd party software...? > I confirm that the newest version of KMplayer in extras-devel is the first able to use the volume key when locked. So, it is a third party software problem
Now I understand that, when the device is locked, you have to FIRST press the power button (that brings the unlock screen) and then use the volume keys. This worked with the players I use (symfonie and panucci). When you say that KMplayer works, it means you can change volume WITHOUT first going to the unlock screen?
(In reply to comment #26) > Now I understand that, when the device is locked, you have to FIRST press the > power button (that brings the unlock screen) and then use the volume keys. This > worked with the players I use (symfonie and panucci). > > When you say that KMplayer works, it means you can change volume WITHOUT first > going to the unlock screen? > Yes, with Panucci at the moment you need to press the power button first. So this is a problem with Panucci. With KMplayer, you don't. - But this only works with the version in extra-devel