05-25-2013 09:43 AM
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  1. Chex313's Avatar
    I honestly thought it was bugged when I first saw it.After installing 4.2 JB.

    I thought it looked like a crappy widget first time try.

    Anyway there is a "fix clock" widget available for anyone dying for a rewind to 4.1 fonts. It has a few settings. I was relieved to find it.

    IMHO drugs were involved when the dual fonts were approved..
    hinckg and bobjohnson201 like this.
    11-19-2012 05:31 PM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    I am not fond of the font either. What I like even less is that none of the settings are saved when you change them. I tried changing the clock to analog and also added 2 cites to show their times. It all shows up in the app but is not saved when you exit so the lockscreen still looks the same.

    Correction: The changes are being saved somewhere, they just do not display on the lockscreen. If I open the app all my changes still show on the screen.
    11-20-2012 10:13 AM
  3. hellomiggy's Avatar
    I really don't mind the tall roboto font, but I don't like the Bold Hour Font. What was in 4.2 Release Preview/Developer Devices looked awesome, tall plain and the same. Now... now it just looks weird.
    11-20-2012 11:05 AM
  4. michap's Avatar
    Yeah, I really hate it to, I'm going to buy an iPhone next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!












    (or not)
    11-21-2012 06:21 AM
  5. skyrockett's Avatar
    Don't use it then or but HD Widgets they have good selection of lock screen Clocks and fonts as we as colors!
    11-21-2012 11:08 AM
  6. knightfall's Avatar
    I quite like the new clock. The bold hour doesn't bother me at all.
    arathkone likes this.
    11-21-2012 04:08 PM
  7. arathkone's Avatar
    I like it, it's different but I like it.
    11-21-2012 04:37 PM
  8. tallmike00's Avatar
    I am with the ones who DO NOT like the new 4.2 clock digits. The clock was fine on 4.1 so why not just add the timer and stopwatch functionality without having to play around with the clock as it was? I am not super thrilled by what they did with the alarm clock either. On 4.1 there were two distinct fields which you could hit, one for snooze and one for dismiss. Now, you have to swipe one way or the other. I use my Gnex for an alarm clock because I find it enjoyable to wake up to Cesium at a relatively low sound volume. I much prefer a gentle wake up nudge than an abrasive sound. Some of these changes would be much nicer if set up as options under "settings" rather than a force feed.
    11-21-2012 06:00 PM
  9. gtp20's Avatar
    I hate it as well. The bold hour looks stupid. I spent and hour trying to figure out what was wrong with it until I realized they actually wanted it to look like crap.
    11-22-2012 10:09 AM
  10. ncguy's Avatar
    I hate to say it but I really hate the entire 4.2 update. The new lock screen looks like crap and is insecure, the new quick settings are pedestrian compared to power toggles, and the multi user garbage has really over complicated the file structure and made a mess out of migrations and root apps. I could go on and on and complain about the fact that they ruined airplane mode etc but I've got better things to do. I couldn't stand it so I personally installed CM10 m2 after trying 4.2 for a couple of days. I may try CMs version of 4.2 when its ready to see if they did a better job with it.
    11-24-2012 07:23 PM
  11. tube517's Avatar
    I hate to say it but I really hate the entire 4.2 update. The new lock screen looks like crap and is insecure, the new quick settings are pedestrian compared to power toggles, and the multi user garbage has really over complicated the file structure and made a mess out of migrations and root apps. I could go on and on and complain about the fact that they ruined airplane mode etc but I've got better things to do. I couldn't stand it so I personally installed CM10 m2 after trying 4.2 for a couple of days. I may try CMs version of 4.2 when its ready to see if they did a better job with it.
    I may do that as well. Usually, the CM versions will "fix" the stock ROMs shortcomings.
    11-24-2012 11:23 PM
  12. ncguy's Avatar
    I may do that as well. Usually, the CM versions will "fix" the stock ROMs shortcomings.
    I've found that to be the case also, especially if you don't jump in too early.
    11-25-2012 04:14 AM
  13. Chex313's Avatar
    I was trying my best to adjust to the other changes...but I'm with you folks. They don't need to put in half baked changes as if they were Samsung or Apple. Less is usually better. Keep it simple.
    11-25-2012 07:09 AM
  14. yfan's Avatar
    I don't much care for the new lock screen, or the widgets on it, but I have no problem with the clock widget. I actually kind of like it. I don't like a busy lock screen, and so don't add additional widgets on my home screen.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    11-25-2012 10:17 AM
  15. forestinjersey's Avatar
    I like the new clock, didn't like the right swipe to camera or the other widgets. I use the Lock screen Policy app to switch them off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    11-26-2012 04:46 PM
  16. ncguy's Avatar
    Here's a new lock screen widget that replaces the new one with one that has the former JB look.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...dedclockwidget
    tube517 likes this.
    11-26-2012 06:22 PM
  17. 15israellai's Avatar
    I hate it. In fact the whole clock app starts to look a bit like metro.

    Transmitted from my Nexus Prime
    11-27-2012 06:23 AM
  18. sidamos's Avatar
    My problem with the new clock is not the font, but the fact that it does not display date and alarm time when in dock/Daydream mode.
    11-28-2012 06:50 AM
  19. mgh24's Avatar
    I am very new to Android, so maybe someone with patience can explain to me how I add the fixclock widget (or any widget for that matter) to my lock screen? I can place the widget on any of my other screens, but cannot figure out how to put it on the lock screen. I didn't find anything on a google search other than some apps for adding lock screen widgets. Is this not a native function?
    And yea, I don't like the bold font either.

    TIA
    11-28-2012 09:22 PM
  20. ncguy's Avatar
    I am very new to Android, so maybe someone with patience can explain to me how I add the fixclock widget (or any widget for that matter) to my lock screen? I can place the widget on any of my other screens, but cannot figure out how to put it on the lock screen. I didn't find anything on a google search other than some apps for adding lock screen widgets. Is this not a native function?
    And yea, I don't like the bold font either.

    TIA
    I'm not exactly sure how I did it, and you're correct, the instructions are definitely MIA.

    I would start from the existing lock screen page, put your finger on left edge of screen, and then swipe right. You should see a big "". Click on the "+" and you should, assuming you've installed it, be able to select the new widget. I think you may have to then delete the existing widget and slide the new one over. Honestly at that point I just fumbled around until I got it to be on the main lock screen. Its really not clear at all how the install works.
    mgh24 and tube517 like this.
    11-29-2012 03:15 AM
  21. mgh24's Avatar
    Perfect. Worked just as you described. Thanks a lot!
    11-29-2012 07:47 AM
  22. ncguy's Avatar
    Perfect. Worked just as you described. Thanks a lot!
    Great. It really is hard to explain and Google needs to give some detailed instructions.
    11-29-2012 11:13 AM
  23. korgy's Avatar
    the new clock is HIDEOUS. i don;t now why android keeps getting uglier and uglier. it seems there are a lot of androis designers out there with nothing to do -- and no class.

    im going to try to find a widget to replace it.
    03-27-2013 09:28 AM
  24. korgy's Avatar
    thanks so much!
    (im orig from nc also )
    03-27-2013 09:32 AM
  25. korgy's Avatar
    "To use, select "Fixed Clock" as the widget from the launcher (to add it to your homescreen) and/or the lockscreen (to add it there)."

    what does this mean? i have downloaded the widget and i see it, but how do i "select [it] from the launcher" ? i dont get it.

    "You must add the Fixed 4.2 Clock Widget to your lockscreen in order for the application to work as intended!"

    how does one "add" the Fixed Clock widget to the lockscreen?

    ----

    ok, i got it.

    "Add a widget to the lock screen

    Swipe from left to right across the top of the screen until you see the Plus icon .
    Touch the Plus icon . If prompted, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.

    A list of widgets appears. Apps that support lock screen widgets can add their own widgets to this list.
    Touch the widget you want to add."
    03-27-2013 09:45 AM
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