Continuous swipe to change between apps

asked 2017-03-07 15:53:31 +0300

haistamiini gravatar image

updated 2017-03-08 13:59:37 +0300

Hello there folks. My first post, here we go: I just wonder if it would make any sense to further streamline the way we change between the apps in sailfish.

As you know, switching between the apps currently works like this: 1. Swipe sideways to minimize the active app. 2. After swipe, lift yout finger. 3. press to swich to another app.

But how about this: 1. Swipe sideways (from the top half of the screen) to minimize the current app + continue the same swipe to highlight the app you want to use next. 2. Lift your finger to switch to highlighted app.

If you would swipe from the bottom half of the screen, it should just minimize the current app, as in current version.

I know it's not a big hassle to lift your finger and press the cover to change active app, and changing this behaviour would not propably even save any time. Somehow I still like the idea to have one smooooth continuous swipe instead of swipe-tap combo. What do you think? Madness?

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hmm how do you exit this mode?

tortoisedoc ( 2017-03-07 15:56:10 +0300 )edit

This could cause so much accidental switching of apps when trying to peak the clock or battery level...

Edit: After giving this little bit more thought, this isn't much bigger issue than accidental minimizing of app when peaking.

avhakola ( 2017-03-07 15:57:31 +0300 )edit

Heyp. Thanks for comments! I was thinking like this: If you highlight app cover and lift your finger you would change to that app. If you lift your finger while no app is highlighted you just normally switch to homescreen. Or if you don't want to use this behaviour at all you could just use bottom half of the screen for swiping. Edit:spelling

haistamiini ( 2017-03-07 16:05:21 +0300 )edit

I like your idea, to distinguish between the current minimizing and your proposed behaviour the gesture could be: only horizontal swipe = minimze, horizontal + vertical swile (like an L for example) = change to the app. depending on how far you swipe you "select" left or right and by moving up or down you select the corresponding row

till ( 2017-03-07 16:30:26 +0300 )edit

till: Pretty much exactly like that :)

haistamiini ( 2017-03-07 16:35:12 +0300 )edit