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suggestion: one handed zoom gesture in browser, gallery, etc

asked 2013-12-25 22:33:40 +0300

janick gravatar image

updated 2014-01-22 07:10:08 +0300

Since sailfish ui uses taps to show / hide controls in maps and gallery etc , one finger zoom gesture would be ideal. Heres an idea: hold finger down, zoom up/down arrows show up and sliding your finger up or down change the zoom speed analogically. The point where longpress started, determines the point to zoom at.

NOTE: Throw your votes over there, so mods can delete this dup if desired: https://together.jolla.com/question/9248/zoom-with-1-finger-1-hand-to-hold-and-do-the-gesture/

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What would then be the action to move the map?

pnuu ( 2013-12-25 22:41:32 +0300 )edit

Oh and count a "one hand scrolling" on the list please. Like HTC did some years ago using the g-sensor: http://www.theunwired.net/?item=videoview-htc-vueflo-easy-navigation-technology

DerJott ( 2013-12-25 22:43:10 +0300 )edit

Pnuu: Zoom would activate by longpressing and then, without lifting your finger sliding up/down would zoom in / out. Speed could be proportional to finger distance from gesture starting point.

janick ( 2013-12-25 23:08:44 +0300 )edit

I've already seen something like this in an Android app. Was probably mostly targeted on older resistive screens without pinch-zoom support, but should work just fine on capacitive screens.

MartinK ( 2013-12-26 04:14:17 +0300 )edit

That's somehow funny. Everybody wants to have a capacitive Screen because of multi-touch. Now resistive screens are history and people asking for one hand gestures and nobody want to use multi-touch. I have never missed multi-touch but I miss my precise stylus, which is nicely integrated in my N900.

Fellfrosch ( 2014-01-17 15:25:45 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-26 01:56:42 +0300

CsTom gravatar image

This looks like a duplicate for https://together.jolla.com/question/1040/siwrl-gestures-to-zoom-inout-in-browserlike-n900/

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I think it is the same goal, but not the same method. I've added something near this proposal:

TeHeR ( 2014-01-03 11:29:32 +0300 )edit
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