Patch: Camera quick actions

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It's recommended to uninstall previous version before installing the new update for SailfishOS 2.0.1 (v0.2)

Adds quick actions to:

  • Take a photo (with rear camera)
  • Record a video (with rear camera)
  • Record a selfie video

Also sets the default selfie quick action to always enable the image mode.


Thanks to the translation team it's available in Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish by now. Help translate into your language.

Requires patchmanager
Will conflict with "Quick action: Take a photo" and "Quick action: Record a video". Uninstall from Warehouse or thru Terminal by:

devel-su pkcon remove sailfishos-patch-quickaction-photo sailfishos-patch-quickaction-video

Source on GitHub. Donations are welcome ;)

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Application versions: 


  • Updated for SFOS 2.1.0
  • Added translations: French, Polish

0.2-2 - Added translations: Dutch, Spanish
0.2-1 - Update for SailfishOS 2.0.1
0.1 - initial release


olf's picture

@alina, although this and your other "quick action(s)" entries for the events-view quick-actions are Patches, they seem to work fine without being applied in Patchmanager!?!
Hence I wonder, why they are Patches.

BTW, @Markkyboy's "Quickaction -" entries are not Patches and work just as yours, right after installation.

Markkyboy's picture

My 'quickactions' already have existing entries in '/usr/share/jolla-settings/settings.qml' allowing my quickactions to work out of the box. 
With some of Alina's 'quickactions', he had to add an entry into 'settings.qml' or the new actions wouldn't function, this is why some are as patches - they are simply patching the settings file which allows the magic to happen.

If you study this patch carefully, you will see that AliNa has replaced 'Take a selfie' with 'Take a photo'. Where 'take a selfie' opens the front camera, but 'Take a photo' opens the rear camera. Also, 'Record a selfie video' opens the front camera in video mode - without the extra data added into the settings.qml file (the patch), these functions don't actually work....try it, you'll see.

olf's picture

Thanks @Markkyboy.