Will Verduzco · Nov 4, 2011 at 01:26 pm

Free Your Lock Screen and Volume Bar with Stop the Music!

Sometimes, we all just want a little break from the clutter, and any step towards minimalism becomes a good thing. To this end, wouldn’t it be great if the Windows Phone 7 lock screen and volume bar music controls could be temporarily disabled without having to restart your device? More than merely for aesthetic benefit, such a modification would also prevent inadvertent music playback!

While Windows Phone 7 is simply not as modular as the Android operating system, and does not readily allow for replacement of the lock screen or volume bar, there are other means to the same end. Luckily for us, XDA forum member Budniu has stumbled up0n a great app that does exactly this on the Zune Marketplace. In the words of the original developers:

Ever wanted to remove the active song from the volume bar without rebooting your phone? Now you can!
Just open the application and your music will be stopped. The Volume Bar will be cleared and the music controls removed from the volume bar and the lock screen. No more accidentally pressing the play button.

Continue on to the original thread to take back your lock screen and volume bar!


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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