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    Default How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    I always press it by accident, I'd love to pop a the power menu (long press) instead of turning off the screen on a "standard" press.

    P.S - my Nexus 5 is right now unrooted, so I rather have a solution that doesn't depend on that, but if there is no other way, I'll do that...
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    Welcome to Android Central! On the Nexus 5, I'm pretty sure you need to be rooted. See this article:
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    Quote Originally Posted by K83476552 View Post
    I always press it by accident, I'd love to pop a the power menu (long press) instead of turning off the screen on a "standard" press.

    P.S - my Nexus 5 is right now unrooted, [...]
    Funny you should ask this. I have the same issue. I wish there were a setting to have to press the power button twice or hold it for more than 0.5 seconds. I am really not fond of it being on the side and would prefer it on top. Still trying to get used to it.
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    With my Caseology case, the power button ends up being a little recessed, so it takes a little more of a deliberate action to press it. Initially I thought it was a slightly annoying design flaw, but now I kind of like that side effect.
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    With my Caseology case, the power button ends up being a little recessed, so it takes a little more of a deliberate action to press it. Initially I thought it was a slightly annoying design flaw, but now I kind of like that side effect.
    You know, I just today slapped a Diztronic slim case on it and it, too, makes the power button less sensitive.... seems to be helping a lot.
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    This is one function I miss having. On my jailbroken iPhone 4 I used Activator to make it so a long hold on the home button enacted Play/Pause for music controls and a long hold on volume up button enacted skip track. Great for controlling my music without even looking at my phone or removing it from my pocket. Figured it out so I can thump music via a BT speaker and be able to shut it down instantly if a supervisor comes creepin' by my location.
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBroccoli View Post
    This is one function I miss having. On my jailbroken iPhone 4 I used Activator to make it so a long hold on the home button enacted Play/Pause for music controls and a long hold on volume up button enacted skip track. Great for controlling my music without even looking at my phone or removing it from my pocket. Figured it out so I can thump music via a BT speaker and be able to shut it down instantly if a supervisor comes creepin' by my location.
    Funny you should say this... I, too, was wondering if it was possible to use some key to "skip" and other to "play/pause" while the phone is asleep. Hadn't started looking yet, but it sounds like the answer is "no".
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    I'm new to Android, so for all I know the answer might actually be yes. Would very likely require root though. If anyone knows how, please chime in.
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    Default Re: How to disable or switch the functionality of the Power button ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Funny you should say this... I, too, was wondering if it was possible to use some key to "skip" and other to "play/pause" while the phone is asleep. Hadn't started looking yet, but it sounds like the answer is "no".
    Sure you can, you need root though. You can use the volume keys to skip tracks, possibly play/pause but never tried that one.

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