Extra functions for fingerprint sensor?
I wonder if we can assign additional functions to the fingerprint sensor? Well, I can't, because I'm not really a programmer. But here are my thoughts: last week, for the first time ever, I have used a fingerprint sensor (FS) to unlock my phone. Works ok. Long time I was against digitizing my fingerprint, but my phone is now to big for my thumb to reach all the numbers for the pin when holding it in one hand.
Also, and that's really annoying sometimes, I cannot open the menu (swiping from the left) when holding my current phone (Volla) with just the right hand (that was possible with Nexus5 and BQ 4.5) And that's when I got the idea to open the menu by touching the FS. That would be so comfortable: 1x touch FS= start screen, 2nd touch = unlock, touch FS when unlocked = open menu.
What do you think? Opinions anyone?
@taiga-woods I think those would be possible but it would depend on the device since as far as I know, they differ in features. Most side mounted can be swiped down to open the top menu on Android. I would experiment on this myself but I'm not skilled with lower level stuffs. If the device already detects the fingerprint events, they can easily be programmed in QML.
Maybe something like Launcher Modular (in the Open Store) can be used to do something like this.
Not sure as I don't use it but it might be worth investigating.