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By Humpie, Senior Member on 17th December 2018, 08:42 PM
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Announcement from Humpie: Simple app to turn any widget into a screensaver!
Turn any widget into a screensaver!

Android has a native screen saver option (yes, I also forgot about that) that was called Daydream before Daydream VR was a thing and is now just called "Screen Saver".
I was surprised not a single screen saver app allowed you to put a widget inside the screen saver, so I quickly whipped up this app to do exactly that.
Now you can reuse that old tablet or phone (with Android 7.0+) as a night stand with your favorite widget for instance!
You can also show your calendar, the latest news, the location of your friends (see my Magical Location Clock app!), or use one of those apps where you can completely design a widget yourself.
The ecosystem is the limit!
The app has burn-in protection, support for multiple widgets, profiles and Tasker support for switching profiles, along with several other settings.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Frequently asked questions:

Widget Screensaver doesn't work?
Please explain what's not working so I can fix it. If any crashes occur, submit them so I can see them and if not, please tell me what does work and what steps you've taken until the problem occurs.

Widget Screensaver doesn't work for this widget?
Please tell me which widget suffers from the problem (with screenshots and link) so I can try and fix it.

Widget Screensaver doesn't work on my Huawei/Honor device running EMUI? I only see default screensavers!
Unfortunately this is due to Huawei blocking third party screensavers. Check this post from XDA for a workaround: https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-set-a-custom-screen-saver-on-huawei-and-honor-devices-running-emui/
The command to use is "adb shell settings put secure screensaver_components nl.jolanrensen.widgetscreensaver/.WidgetScreensaverService"

Can Widget Screensaver be used as always on display or when not charging?
While things like detecting when the screen is covered don't work, it is possible to start the screensaver anytime the screen turns off using Tasker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm). Check out this profile I made: https://taskernet.com/shares/?user=AS35m8lSMUM1kmI1XBT43fz8jPnrlYjhice8CTl5hPp7 dfqM4hBX6WmixBEmdjRJJm5dUxIy&id=Profile%3AStart+Sc reensaver+When+Screen+Off


For more help you can visit the XDA thread or email me at [email protected]
I'll try to respond as quickly as possible, but it's just me, a student with a hobby, so forgive me if I cannot always respond immediately.

You can download the app from XDA labs at https://labs.xda-developers.com/stor...getscreensaver or at the Google play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...getscreensaver

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Widget Screensaver, App for all devices (see above for details)

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Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 5.8
Stable Release Date: 2019-10-07

Created 2018-12-17
Last Updated 2019-10-07
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18th December 2018, 01:02 PM |#2  
Updated to v1.5 and hopefully fixed some crashes that some people experienced!
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19th December 2018, 03:11 PM |#3  
v1.8 already. Plenty more bug fixes from crashes submitted by you!
Thanks for all the kind responses/reviews on Reddit/xda labs and the play store
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22nd December 2018, 10:09 AM |#4  
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Feature Request: Burn-in protection setting > movement = 1 pixel / minute, then large jump every hour. Less distraction when docked and sitting at desk. Thanks.
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22nd December 2018, 11:40 AM |#5  
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Feature Request: Burn-in protection setting > movement = 1 pixel / minute, then large jump every hour. Less distraction when docked and sitting at desk. Thanks.

Thanks for the feedback! I agree it's a bit distracting to look at currently, I'll see what I can do

On another note I see some crashes can still happen, so I've gotta fix those too
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22nd December 2018, 11:53 AM |#6  
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This can be way more cool if there somehow mod to enable screensaver any time, like always on display, not only on charger or stand wall.
22nd December 2018, 01:53 PM |#7  
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This can be way more cool if there somehow mod to enable screensaver any time, like always on display, not only on charger or stand wall.

What you can do perhaps is use Tasker and an app like Daydream launcher to start the screensaver even when you're not charging.
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Is this useable only when charged? And if not, is it not battery consuming?
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Is this useable only when charged? And if not, is it not battery consuming?

The native android screen saver feature is only running while charging or docked. So yes, this is only running while charging.
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22nd December 2018, 05:42 PM |#10  
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Great project!!
One feature to consider is an option to disable the click-action(s) of the widget itself.
For a music-widget it is great, that I can pause/resume while staying in screen saver (! unintended gem !)
But for a calendar/agenda-widget, I might not want my agenda to open.

Again great project, coffee on its way to you or a Grolsch
22nd December 2018, 07:19 PM |#11  
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Great project!!
One feature to consider is an option to disable the click-action(s) of the widget itself.
For a music-widget it is great, that I can pause/resume while staying in screen saver (! unintended gem !)
But for a calendar/agenda-widget, I might not want my agenda to open.

Again great project, coffee on its way to you or a Grolsch

Don't worry, the touch on the widget was intended haha, I'm making a widget currently that animates upon touch so I needed it. But I like the idea being able to turn it off, so it's going in my to-do list

And thank you very much
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