Locale Headphone Button Plugin

Locale Headphone Button Plugin


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A Locale plugin that simulates pressing a headphone or headset button. Available buttons are the "hook" ie single headset button, Play/Pause, Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Rewind, Stop. Also optionally checks whether anything is currently playing.

This is useful because headphone buttons automatically use the current "preferred" media player on your device, which is usually the most recently used one, instead of any one specific player.

I use this to restart whatever was playing last when I plug in my headphones. It's nice that Android automatically pauses when they're unplugged, but it's annoying to have to unlock the screen, navigate through the player app, and press play again. Add a Locale situation with headphones connected as the condition and this plugin with "Play/Pause" as the setting, and voila, your music or podcast automatically restarts when you plug your headphones back in!

Warning: some media player apps don't handle headphone buttons consistently, or even at all, even built-in apps. If this plugin doesn't work with a specific app, check that it supports the headphone button you've selected, and/or try other buttons.

Tags: headphone press button, headset rewind fast forward, how to use a 5 button headphone with, headphones prew next player, rewind headphone, make an app close when headphones are unplugged, plug play headphone, locale headphone unplugged close, next previous revind player headphone, handling button on headphones.

Recently changed in this version

0.2 12/30/2011
add option to check whether something is currently playing

0.1 12/6/2011
initial release!

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Comments and ratings for Locale Headphone Button Plugin
  • (16 stars)

    by RB Joseph Flores on 22/03/2014


  • (16 stars)

    by Upal Kazi on 30/09/2013

    Does my job

  • (16 stars)

    by Kirk Kimberly on 26/08/2013


  • (16 stars)

    by vinod nagda on 10/08/2013

    Than all other controllar