Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    On my gs3 when the screen is off and I press the home button it turns on the screen but stays in the app I was in when it went to sleep. On the note 2 it turns it on AND goes to the home screen. Any way to change this behavior?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  2. #2  
    Grndlvl's Avatar

    Posts
    46 Posts
    Global Posts
    66 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    On my gs3 when the screen is off and I press the home button it turns on the screen but stays in the app I was in when it went to sleep. On the note 2 it turns it on AND goes to the home screen. Any way to change this behavior?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2

    I just tried on mine. Mine seems to work just the way you want it to. I tried it both with the screen locked and with the screen off. Both times, when I hit the home button, the screen turned on and the browser stayed open.
  3. #3  
    gafly's Avatar

    Posts
    491 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    On my gs3 when the screen is off and I press the home button it turns on the screen but stays in the app I was in when it went to sleep. On the note 2 it turns it on AND goes to the home screen. Any way to change this behavior?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Is there any chance you might actually be pressing the home button twice very fast? I just tested mine and it works just like Grndlvl's.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Mine turns to the last thing I was doing as well.

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2, finally!
  5. #5  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    On my gs3 when the screen is off and I press the home button it turns on the screen but stays in the app I was in when it went to sleep. On the note 2 it turns it on AND goes to the home screen. Any way to change this behavior?

    I have the same problem and its so annoying! Feels counter intuitive to press the power button on the side just to wake up the screen.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Thanks guys! It appears to be linked to a setting in Nova launcher. Weird. Had the same launcher on my gs3

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  7. #7  
    gafly's Avatar

    Posts
    491 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    Thanks guys! It appears to be linked to a setting in Nova launcher. Weird. Had the same launcher on my gs3

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Are yoy sure about that? I'm using Nova Prime.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    Galaxy Note II - Rooted - Black Status Bar w/WiFi Toggle
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by gafly View Post
    Are yoy sure about that? I'm using Nova Prime.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    If you are using nova then I don't know. I guess I will have to play around with it some more. Thanks for the help!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Now I'm even more confused. If I make the home button perform an action in nova it will turn the phone on and perform the action all with one press. I turned of nova and its happening in TW too. If I turn on a lock screen it will leave me where I was if after I unlock but I don't want a lock screen. Are you guys using lock screens?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  10. #10  
    gafly's Avatar

    Posts
    491 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    Now I'm even more confused. If I make the home button perform an action in nova it will turn the phone on and perform the action all with one press. I turned of nova and its happening in TW too. If I turn on a lock screen it will leave me where I was if after I unlock but I don't want a lock screen. Are you guys using lock screens?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    I am using the swipe lock screen with no features other than ripple effect, owner information and the clock.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    Galaxy Note II - Rooted - Black Status Bar w/WiFi Toggle
  11. #11  
    Grndlvl's Avatar

    Posts
    46 Posts
    Global Posts
    66 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by gafly View Post
    I am using the swipe lock screen with no features other than ripple effect, owner information and the clock.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    Ditto.
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    It seems to be happening as part of the lock screen settings. Can someone turn off their lockscreen and and see if when you press the home button (((when the screen is off))) if it takes you away from whatever you were doing and takes you to the home screen? Thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  13. #13  
    gafly's Avatar

    Posts
    491 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by curney View Post
    It seems to be happening as part of the lock screen settings. Can someone turn off their lockscreen and and see if when you press the home button (((when the screen is off))) if it takes you away from whatever you were doing and takes you to the home screen? Thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Verified. You have 2 options:

    1) Implement a screen lock
    2) Remove the Nova feature that allows you to assign an action to the home key after going to the home screen.

    Decisions... Decisions...

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    Galaxy Note II - Rooted - Black Status Bar w/WiFi Toggle
    Thanked by:
    curney 
  14. #14  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Now that would be true, if you are not using a lockscreen passing the home button would take you to the home button.

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2, finally!
    Thanked by:
    curney 
  15. Thread Author  Thread Author    #15  
    curney's Avatar

    Posts
    328 Posts
    Global Posts
    332 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by Markster1 View Post
    Now that would be true, if you are not using a lockscreen passing the home button would take you to the home button.

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2, finally!
    Thank you! I guess I will just set my screen to never time out. :what:

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
  16. #16  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Same problem here. Driving me crazy. I've tried every combination I can think of to get my phone to do what it used to do before JB. I use my phone in my car a lot so I dont use a lock screen. However, the other times I'm not in my car and the screen times out when I am reading an article or something and I press the home button it wakes the screen up and goes back to home screen. If I unlink the "default action" in nova prime, it will not let my home button take me to the home page when on other tabs. Frustrating. I wish there was an easy fix to this. I mean I have had 4-5 droids and never had a problem with this when I just used "no lock".
  17. #17  
    gafly's Avatar

    Posts
    491 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by dt usc View Post
    If I unlink the "default action" in nova prime, it will not let my home button take me to the home page when on other tabs.
    Are you sure about that? If you set the home button action to none and have the "only on default screen" option checked it should switch back to the home screen if you are on another screen.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    Galaxy Note II - Rooted - Black Status Bar w/WiFi Toggle
  18. #18  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    If i am in the browser or something it will go home screen, but if i am on one of the other pages it will not take me back to the default home page. If that makes since. So basically it will close an app, but it will not go to default home screen.


    Quote Originally Posted by gafly View Post
    Are you sure about that? If you set the home button action to none and have the "only on default screen" option checked it should switch back to the home screen if you are on another screen.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
  19. #19  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    So I think that I have found the solution to the problem thanks to insane42 and his advice in the thread linked below. My problem was I had S-voice disabled, because it doesn't work very well at all for me.

    I turned it back on and checked the "open via the home key" under apps>s voice>settings...you can then change the default actions via whatever launcher you want and should work fine. Mine now does with with nova prime. good luck .

    Using home button to "wake up" with Jellybean
  20. #20  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by dt usc View Post
    So I think that I have found the solution to the problem thanks to insane42 and his advice in the thread linked below. My problem was I had S-voice disabled, because it doesn't work very well at all for me.

    I turned it back on and checked the "open via the home key" under apps>s voice>settings...you can then change the default actions via whatever launcher you want and should work fine. Mine now does with with nova prime. good luck .

    Using home button to "wake up" with Jellybean
    I can confirm that the above fix works. Pretty funky way to resolve the issue, but hey, I'm not going to complain. My home button finally isn't backing out of my apps on screen wakeup anymore.
  21. #21  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Thanks folks! I never thought to see if this was fixable and just assumed it was JB. Re enabled S Voice and Samsung TTS and back to screen toggle again. I was getting tired of reaching for the power button. I have it wirelessly charging beside me in the living room (Touchstone lives! Palm RIP) and it's much more convenient to just tap the home key and resume whatever I was doing.
  22. #22  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    I'm having the same problem... but I seem to have at some point uninstalled S Voice entirely - is there anyway to reinstall it? I can't see it on the Play store...

    Thanks!
  23. #23  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Thanks!! Finally it resolved for me... I was sure it was because version upgrade and suffered for months..
  24. #24  

    Default Re: A way for Home button to turn on screen but not go home?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Abramov View Post
    Thanks!! Finally it resolved for me... I was sure it was because version upgrade and suffered for months..
    my note 2 freaked me out today by doing this **** to me luckly i found your alls thread thanks guys i think my problem though was my galaxy gear auto lock feature to my phone i turned it off and my home button went back to normal

Similar Threads

  1. Normal time you have to hold down power button to turn on?? Please help!
    By bcnpesa in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-14-2013, 12:42 AM
  2. How to set volume buttons to turn on screen?
    By pedromsouza in forum AT&T ATRIX
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-14-2012, 01:52 PM
  3. Hard to turn on & screen randomly flashes??
    By usmc176 in forum ASUS EeePad Transformer
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-25-2011, 11:54 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 07:37 PM
  5. Display last app when turning on screen instead of home? EVO
    By Loondog in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-24-2010, 08:27 PM

Posting Permissions