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[Feature-request] Swirl gestures to zoom in/out in browser(like N900)

asked 2013-12-25 13:01:35 +0300

zlatko gravatar image

updated 2014-11-22 08:49:17 +0300

I think swirl gesture implemented in N900 was great for zooming in/out in browser when using the device with one hand.

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Swirl guesture would be perfect for using the device with a pen!

ibins ( 2013-12-25 14:20:49 +0300 )edit

And for single hand usage (standing in a tram, etc.).

MartinK ( 2013-12-25 18:45:54 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-02 23:00:48 +0300

rainisto gravatar image

Unfortunately spiral zoom might have been patented by multiple companies. So its going to be quite unlikely feature.

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@rainisto That is really unfortunate. There is a slight chance Jolla pays the patent fee, but as you said - "quite unlikely".

zlatko ( 2014-01-03 09:14:12 +0300 )edit

I've suggested that: https://together.jolla.com/question/9248/zoom-with-1-finger-1-hand-to-hold-and-do-the-gesture/ to serve the same purpose

TeHeR ( 2014-01-03 13:09:36 +0300 )edit

Are any of those patents even applicable in the EU? I'm getting the impression almost everything in the mobile arena is already covered by some vague "on a mobile phone" software patent somewhere. :)

MartinK ( 2014-01-03 16:21:14 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-08-30 09:13:39 +0300

je gravatar image

You ever tried double tap on the browser? It looks like that, with double tap , you can zoom in and out to the size of the frame inside the web page. It works fairly reliable, nevertheless it fails on some sites.

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Asked: 2013-12-25 13:01:35 +0300

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