Patch: Ultimate statusbar patch

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WARNING! MAY CAUSE BOOTLOOP IF YOU USE SAILFISHOS-PORTS! USE AT YOR OWN RISK!!!

Combination of many statusbar patches:

Obviosly these packages were added into spec-file as conflicts, so you should remove them through WareHouse or terminal.

It has user-friendly settings page with translations support. Currently supports these languages:

  • Russian
  • English 

Why? It's prevents tons of conflicts and now I should update only one patch instead five :D 

Donations are welcome :)

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olf's picture

As written above, I already realised that the statusbar is always there, but barely visible on the bright background of the SIM-lockscreen.
I was trying to point out, that the presence indicator icon is looking very differently than the rest of the statusbar on the SIM-lockscreen: It is very well visible on the SIM-lockscreen (in contrast to anything else in the statusbar, there).
But as you seem to be sure, that this Patch is doing exactly the same for / with the presence indicator icon as for / with all other statusbar icons, this supposedly is SailfishOS' fault.

And thanks for v2.1.0.11-5, with the maximum lower volume threshold at 70%: Perfect!
Plus, the 5% step size of the media volume slider is really nice. :)

Kudos & many thanks.

feldbaum's picture

Very nice, very usefull. Sail on!

olf's picture

Dear Ancelad,
please provide "Ultimate statusbar patch" with the ability to display the media volume (as an alternative to displaying the ringtone volume) with its volume icon.  The two icon choices already fit well for this purpose, so only the first entry in the settings of "Ultimate statusbar patch" needs to be extended to offer the choice between "Ringtone volume", "Media volume" and no volume icon.
Background: "Volume control settings" by alina already takes care about various aspects if the ringtone volume, including a statusbar icon for it.  Thus one currently has the option to display the ringtone volume in the statusbar twice, but not at all the media volume.

Ancelad's picture

2.1.0.11-3

olf's picture

Thank you for the new, second media volume icon in v2.1.0.11-3, which follows the design style of "emitting sound to the right", which is really nice.
Sorry, if there was a misunderstanding about what has become the new, third ringtone volume icon: This is also looking really good, but I originally suggested it in case you consider moving the loudspeaker icon from the ringtone volume to the media volume (which would have resulted in two icon choices for each volume indicator). So still no loudspeaker icon displaying the media volume for me. ;\
Well, the new media volume icon fits my needs well enough, ...
... but maybe you could fill the third, vacant (e.g. middle) position for the media volume icons with a copy of the loudspeaker icon (from the ringtone volume), so there are three icon choices for both volumes. :)

P.S.: [Small bug] Changing the icon for the media volume indicator does not change the icon in the preview below (i.e. always the round media volume icon is used for the media volume icon preview). In contrast to that this works nicely in the ringtone icon preview for all three icons offered there.

Ancelad's picture

I don't understand you :D

olf's picture

Well, permanent volume indicators (e.g. in the statusbar) are very useful in order to see the current volume settings, without having to enter the action to change a volume setting (e.g. pushing a volume button) to merely look at it.
Background: It happened numerous times to me, that I started speech synthesis ("TTS") under AlienDalvik and the device was (quasi-) silent, because the media volume was accidentally set very low (10% - 30%). As I was not aware of that, each time I wondered why TTS has stopped working, before realising that it was just a low media volume setting, again.

As far as I understand, the ringtone and media volume have separate settings. Both, "Ultimate statusbar patch" and "Volume control settings" allow for embedding a ringtone volume indicator in the statusbar.
Side Note: Even activating both ringtone indicators at the same time works well, then two indicators (side by side in the statusbar) display the same volume setting (for the ringtone) simultaneously.

So it would be much more useful to have the current media volume setting *and* ringtone volume setting indicated in the statusbar, instead of only the latter (although twice, optionally).
As the look of the volume indicator icons of "Ultimate statusbar patch" already fits well for displaying the media volume, my suggestion is to enable "Ultimate statusbar patch" to indicate the media volume (alternatively to the ringtone volume).

Or is it just me misunderstanding ringtone and media volume settings as separate entities (except when muted)? Then I currently fail to comprehend, how they exactly interact (technically and from the users' perspective).

Ancelad's picture

Ok, it seems possible 

olf's picture

Thank you so much for v2.1.0.11-2:
The media volume indicator is working well and this function is so useful (to see both, media and ringtone volume, in the statusbar).

Though I would still love to use your really nice loudspeaker icon for the media volume indicator. Sorry, I really do not want to get on your nerves, but can you please offer a choice between the new (round) media volume icon (which very nicely follows the design style of the round ringtone volume icon) and the loudspeaker icon (unchanged from the one, which is offered as an alternative ringtone volume icon): I.e. exactly the same settings layout and symbol choices for the ringtone and media volume indicators, only the round icons are different for ringtone and media volume.
*Edit:* If you want two different alternative (second) icons for ringtone and media volume, you may consider using the nice "sounding musical note" from "Volume control settings" as the alternative *ringtone* icon.
Background: While your two round symbols look very nicely next to each other in the statusbar (as they share the same design style), I prefer the "musical note" symbol from "Volume control settings" for ringtone volume, to which your beautiful loudspeaker symbol fits much better (if one could use it for the media volume), visually.

olf's picture

Please note, quoting from "Force cover size" conflicts with "Ultimate statusbar patch":

Oops, still have an entry "Application switcher" in the SFOS settings with "Ultimate statusbar patch", where one can force the cover sizes. [...]
Looks like the integration of this functionality was forgotten to be mentioned on the OpenRepos page of "Ultimate statusbar patch". [...]

Or am I mixing things up in confusion?

*Edit* Obviously I am (quoting from there, again):
Ah, after a reboot the entry "Application switcher" in the SFOS settings is gone.  Obviously I forgot to restart Lipstick or so.
Thus I am back to the original question:
Why do these two Patches have to conflict at all?

Well, I have an idea, as stated there in Edit 3.

Ancelad's picture

The answer is easy - patches use the same file or the same code-section, which can't be overlapped by another patch.

olf's picture

Thanks, this is what I suspected. So IMHO, "Force cover size" should avoid that, as patching the statusbar is not the primary purpose of that Patch. I am trying to address this to Eugenio.

ce910's picture

hi, patchmanaher say every time, failed to install!!

 

what can i do ???

Ancelad's picture

Hi. Try to disable another homescreen patches and try again.

akerran's picture

Hi, any updates for 2.1.0.10 EA?

akerran's picture

10x!

goldenm's picture

So this does not support / install on Sailfish 2.1.0.9 Iijoki yet?

Ancelad's picture

done

goldenm's picture

Thanks, works 100%!

giskard's picture

...also, the Italian translation is ready :)

Ancelad's picture

Thanks! Web-release is ready, I will upload it asap (in 1-2 days)

giskard's picture

I can't find it in the web catalog. Is it visible only if you have Sailfish OS 2.1.0.9?

Ancelad's picture

It doesn't available from web-catalog, because it has some unresolved problems with some SFOS-ports.

giskard's picture

I don't know if you alredy merged the translations. I did some little fixes a couple of minutes ago.

giskard's picture

Is it possible to add this patch to the web catalog of Patchmanager 2.0?

atlochowski's picture

You can already add Polish, Sapanish and German from transifex

 

Ancelad's picture

Done, thanks

gedeon's picture

Just one more thing what I noticed a few days ago, I am using this patch + Less home animations patch, and one feature is not working together, Show date when peaking. I asked Cornerman to do it compatible with this feature but he couldn't because he said not enough space to show the date between the running apps and the statusbar without the zooming animation. So I am asking you, could you make it compatible with that patch somehow? It would be good, because this feature and also the other patch are useful :) . Thanks a lot!

Ancelad's picture

Currently - no

Ancelad's picture

It is impossible without patches merging.

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