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Help Screen lock & SMS alerts for contacts

I've done several searches but I still can't find an answer to a couple of questions.

I love my Droid, but there a couple of things that are really annoying me. First, every time the screen goes out the device locks itself. Is there any way, or app, that will make the screen go out but won't lock the device? I tried a widget called "ScreenModeWidget", but it still locks the device when the screen goes out.

2nd, one of the things that I really miss about my BlackBerry was the ability to set seperate tones for different contacts when they SMS you. I know you can set seperate ringtones on the Droid for different contacts, but that only appears to work for calls. Are there any apps available that will allow you to set different tones for incoming SMS's from different contacts?

Thanks!
 
Not sure either, but with ScreenModeWidget you tap on the widget until it says 'Awake Stay'. Now when your screen goes dark, it will not be locked. Pressing power, volume or camera buttons will wake the screen back up. If it's not working like that for you, then perhaps there is another app that is conflicting with it. You do actually have the widget installed on your screen, right?
 
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That's exactly how I have it set, and yes I have the widget installed on my screen. When the screen goes dark, the only button that will get it back is the power button and I still have to unlock it every time. I have no idea how to go about finding if there is anything conflicting with it.


Not sure either, but with ScreenModeWidget you tap on the widget until it says 'Awake Stay'. Now when your screen goes dark, it will not be locked. Pressing power, volume or camera buttons will wake the screen back up. If it's not working like that for you, then perhaps there is another app that is conflicting with it. You do actually have the widget installed on your screen, right?
 
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Thank you. Power cycling fixed it. The only thing is that is still screws up from time to time and the only way to fix it is to power cycle. Think I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling soon.

Only thing I'd suggest is un-installing, then re-installing. Sometimes even doing a power cycle will clean up issues. Never heard of this problem before. Has always worked as advertised for me.
 
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