Patch: Camera quick actions

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Recommended to remove before installing v3.0.0 (for SFOS 3) or v0.2 (for SFOS 2.0.1)

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 Chinese (China), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Dutch (Belgium), English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, 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/Storeman or thru Terminal by:

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

To remove the patch thru Terminal:

devel-su pkcon remove sailfishos-patch-camera-quickactions

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3.0.0-4: Updated Finnish + added Chinese (China) **Happy New Year**

3.0.0-3: Updated translations: Dutch, French, Slovenian


  • Updated for SFOS 3 (new shortcut design using json files)
  • Light ambience support (dark icons)
  • Updated Swedish

2.2.0-1: SFOS compatibility update


  • Version numbers based on SFOS versions
  • Updated translations, added Danish, Dutch (Belgium) and Slovenian

0.3-1: Updated for SFOS 2.1.0; Added translations: French, Polish

0.2-2: Update for SailfishOS 2.0.1 + Added translations: Dutch, Spanish

0.1 - initial release


x01's picture

Is it still working?

rasmarc's picture

I recognized that the short text under the video shortcuts isn't in line. This is because the icons are 64x64 instead of 80x80. They are located in the folder z1.0/icons but the other shortcut icons are in /z1.25/icons.

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.

alina's picture

As @Markkyboy mentioned the patch is to make the quick actions effective. Without applying the patch the quick actions will appear on Settings, even may open the app, but won't do the intended function.

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.