The Top menu has On/Off switches for “Mobile data”, “Internet sharing”, “Bluetooth” and so on. It even has a switch for “Font size”. Could we please have a switch to turn on/off the “Android™ App Support” instead of the actual shortcut?
That would be nice.
A user would expect an ON/OFF switch to change states immediately, right?
Starting Android App Support is a heavy process. It can take up to 15 seconds. Stopping it is faster but usually takes as many as 5 seconds. I wonder how the toggle switches should behave during those long transition times.
When the icon is pressed, perhaps it could gently pulse until ‘support’ is off and then change to full opacity when ‘support’ is finally on.
The toggle could have a third state (grayed out) to indicate that a startup or shutdown process is in progress. To be honest, also the two startup/shutdown buttons in Android App support settings could be replaced by the same toggle.
You can already put a shortcut on the top menu that takes you directly to the android support page in the settings app. Not as neat, but its what I use several times a day when I have to stop/start Android to get internet connectivity back when it screws itself.
Or a little Android robot icon next to the toggle could rotate in little circles until the on-off or off-on state change has completed!
And if the state change didn’t complete successfully the little robot would stop rotating, but land on its head instead of upright when it did work …
Its’getting complex for a switch…I can see why the current design was chosen, but I like your idea! :
I’ve been using aliendalvik button for this. It worked quite well on Xperia X, on the X10 II it leaves a bit to be desired, but is still ok to stop android support. Starting isn’t that reliable, but can also be achieved by starting an android app.
@PeperJohnny thank you for the idea! I was missing this icon too, I took it from my XperiaX as one more setting, the orientation bar which you can select between dynamic-portrait-landscape and I prefer it from the “lock orientation button”. Unfortunately on the tries I copied the file “/usr/share/jolla-settings/pages/android-runtime/android.qml” from my XperiaX to X 10 ii . Could you send it to me please? Thank you in advance
Hi @PeperJohnny, where do I have to place the files? I am quite new to Sailfish and the Qt universe. Thanks in advance
If I understand the spec correctly you need to copy the .qml files to /usr/share/jolla-settings/pages/aliendalvik/
and the .json file to /usr/share/jolla-settings/entries/
You could also try to build the package yourself with the SDK tool Building packages - advanced techniques | Sailfish OS Documentation
Well, yes and no. We know starting AD takes time. Couldn’t this switch just show a waiting sign before the start of AD is being completed and then only turn to a started state?
Another thing that makes me wonder (and tear my hair) why it’s not implemented after all these years…