Gallery transfer menu is too large.

asked 2017-10-31 16:27:02 +0200

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When opening attachment it opens gallery in tranfer mode which it shouldnt. Then when swiping left it takes you to the gallery which also it shouldnt. It should open in view mode when from email attachmnet, and when swiping left it should take you back to email app.

Apart from these workflow issues, the transfer pulley menu at the top is wayyy too big. Too much empty space, it could be redesigned using symbols or simple compressed elliminating white space. Also on big screen phones the top edge is harder and harder to reach and those menues could ostensibly be called from swiping from the bottom.

email attach openeded in gallery with menu expanded

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I don't understand your problems with the behaviour, which is in my opinion a very constant behaviour in the whole OS. It is not designed that every app can handle everything. if you open a picture, it will open in the galley, if you open a link, it will open in the browser, if you open a document, it will open in documents app. And it stays open until you close it. that makes it easy to switch between the apps (here: between email and gallery) through the multitasking UI. In the gallery the picture doesn't open in a "view mode", but one tap on the picture is enough to have it full screen. To interact with the pulley menu, you don't have to reach the top of the screen. You just have to reach the upper half of the screen and pull it down. Maybe you should go though the Tutorial again and see how the OS works. ;-)

Zandi ( 2017-10-31 17:06:56 +0200 )edit

Zandi, thanks ill try that. However, when opening an attachment in email it simply needs to open in View mode for documents, gallery, music etc. I dont want to do an dxtra click. As a matter of fact the worlflow does not work very smoothly, if you have 10images in attachments you can appreciate the pain to click 10 TIMES to get to view, 10 TIMES to swipe and select app you were working in originally. So its 20+ clicks, 10swipes to view 10images while in theory the same could be accomplished with 10 swipes to get back to originating app, or ONE click, 10 swipes to open the gallery in a viewer mode allowing you to swipes through all attachments in email.

For an example use camera app, take pictures, swipe left, you go to VIEW mode (gallery) with no clicks required, swipe through pictures no problem, swipe right and you get back to camera app, thats a nice consistent workflow and i believe could be implemented for email and associated NATIVE sfos viewing apps.

XFish ( 2017-10-31 17:16:37 +0200 )edit

@XFish i agree, that it is a problem, that you can't swipe to the next picture in gallery, if you downloaded all the picture attachments as they all are in the gallery.

Zandi ( 2017-10-31 17:27:29 +0200 )edit

Yes its a small item but worthy improvement.

XFish ( 2017-11-01 07:50:34 +0200 )edit