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[Simple feature suggestion / usability bug] Make the Lockscreen & Lockpad a full carousel

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asked 2017-09-18 22:50:59 +0200

olf gravatar image

updated 2017-09-23 01:20:01 +0200

Dear Jolla team,

please make the two Lockscreen screens (the actual Lockscreen and the Lockpad, when activated) fully a carousel.
Currently (under SailfishOS one can swipe from the Lockscreen to the Lockpad in either direction (left or right), but the only way back from the Lockpad to the Lockscreen is by swiping in the opposite direction used for swiping to the Lockpad.

IMO this inconsistent UI behaviour constitutes an usability bug: Lockscreen & Lockpad should be either a full carousel (preferably, IMO) or simply ordered "the Lockpad is to the right of the Lockscreen". The current behaviour is confusing, as it constitutes "half a carousel"!
As fixing this inconsistency as suggested here would be a simple extension of the existing UI behaviour, not possibly interfering with accustomed use patterns, no negative impact is to be expected.

This tiny change would make the UI behaviour of the Lockscreen & Lockpad consistent with the Homescreen & Eventsview, when Settings--> Gestures --> Quick events access is activated (i.e. a carousel).
You may (alternatively to above suggestion) introduce an option like that for the Lockscreen / Lockpad, too.

Best regards & happy sailing

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Im not sure I get the point here. Isn't it already a caroussel?

I mean between the lock screen and the lock pad?

tortoisedoc ( 2017-09-18 22:53:59 +0200 )edit

Well (at least on my Jolla 1 phone with SFOS, I can only swipe from the Lockscreen to the Lockpad "right of it", and then back left from the Lockpad to the Lockscreen. With a "carousel" every swipe (no matter if to the left or right) would switch between Lockscreen and Lockpad.

olf ( 2017-09-18 23:01:48 +0200 )edit

...and add an ICE (in case of emergency) screen too.

vattuvarg ( 2017-09-18 23:17:43 +0200 )edit

@tortoisedoc: Ah, it is "half a carousel", already. Thanks for making me look more closely: Adapted the description of the "question" / report.

@vattuvarg: You may use the Patch "Device lock faith text" for that purpose, see my Patch list.

olf ( 2017-09-18 23:32:04 +0200 )edit

@vattuvarg: ... or the Patch "ICE (In case of an emergency)".

olf ( 2017-10-14 03:23:58 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-09-19 11:28:17 +0200

Joona Petrell gravatar image

Excellent idea, also got support from our design. Initial idea was to only enable direction of "going back", but really less dead ends we have the better. Sounds straight-forward to do so added to the team backlog.

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Thank you for taking care of this.
Actually "less dead ends" nicely describes my second thought (which made me writing above report), after thinking "WTF!?!", when I hit that dead end and subsequently investigated the current UI behaviour.

olf ( 2017-09-19 20:06:34 +0200 )edit
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