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up-swipe from bottom to close app

asked 2018-11-09 12:00:20 +0200

Lars Maria gravatar image

I would like to have the option to be able to close apps by swiping up from the bottom the same way you swipe down from the top. So, center-swipe down from the top gives me the top menu, center-swipe up from the bottom gives me app menu, swiping at the sides either down from the top or up from the bottom closes app - logical and consistent.

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this adds both unnecessary redundancy and complexity for the gestures. especially since the new top menu gesture might be revised again (it should imho)
while you might argue it would be configurable adding such a feature costs dev resources nonetheless.

rozgwi ( 2018-11-10 01:57:18 +0200 )edit

I some how like the idea in that sense that it would bring back one-hand-operation of Sailfish smartphones.

Spark ( 2018-11-23 11:47:42 +0200 )edit

then i'd prefer sf1 behaviour which is eventsview including that menu as swipe up and close/lock by swipe down from top. i dont need app drawer from anywhere. btw, is there a quick lock option in sf3? i need That feature.

NuklearFart ( 2018-11-23 11:58:38 +0200 )edit

Please avoid to mess up the gestures even more! Swiping from botton to close the app and to open a new one would be even more confusing.

SaimenSays ( 2018-11-23 14:24:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-23 12:17:21 +0200

Dreej gravatar image

updated 2018-11-24 12:11:16 +0200

I would suggest a combination of minimizing and closing an application.

Why not like this? image description

For me it would be the best solution coz no matter how big screens will be in the future, the side is always reachable.

Only a straight swipe would minimize the app and also still possible to peek...

Edit: with regards to the comments. Can be made from both sides but I prefer one for peeking the home screen, one for peeking the notifications. I'm right handed so I only minimize apps from the right side. That's why my kids like drawing shows that. :D

And for another comment: as by now, to the middle and down swipe doesn't trigger the top menu as u can see there:

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@Dreej I think you have a great idea here... Swipe from either side, then down to close an app. It will take some time to get used to, like any other gesture I guess. But it makes it almost impossible to accidentally close an open app. You've got my vote.

Nova ( 2018-11-23 14:29:19 +0200 )edit

That was the idea behind. Easy and functional and better than edge swipe down.

Dreej ( 2018-11-23 15:01:42 +0200 )edit

This is better solution that currently one. So I voted up. Actually this is genius.

This action should be trigger for both of screenedges.

Jk ( 2018-11-23 15:08:01 +0200 )edit

That also was on my mind some days ago. I would even take the edge out of the gesture and make it a quarter circle, just the natural swipe your thumb does due to it's anatomy. The only issue is that the side movement at the beginning is identical to the peek gesture. This might cause confusion in the system or the user.

Spark ( 2018-11-23 15:30:26 +0200 )edit

That's why I think a corner is better. You can't accidentally close an app. It's a half of a second to swipe straight left or right and down. And it would avoid a conflict with the peek gesture. No down swipe with a corner, no closed app. Coz the lil quarter circle happens automatically coz as u called it "its anatomy"

Dreej ( 2018-11-23 15:51:17 +0200 )edit
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