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asked 2014-01-24 14:31:53 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 22:26:38 +0300

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Suggested icons for gestures

The meaning of this post is to offer a place to check reserved gestures for posts with feature-requests or ideas concerning usage of gestures, and to work as a "central linking place" for all these questions. Answers here represents all reserved gestures in Sailfish OS.

  • Feel free to link answers of this wiki to your own questions.
  • Feel free to add your own question as a link to any of the answers here. You can edit your link directly to the answer, leaving comments for any discussion.

Note: Image presents some of the possible gestures. Icons for double tap, swipe+peek and multi-finger gestures are not presented by Jolla (when presented, image might need an update). All other icons are in use e.g. at jolla.com/guide

Direct links to answers (All Sailfish OS gestures in use)

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Great posting, really helpful for anyone wanting to know all about the gestures in use in Jolla. One tiny suggestion; would be nice if in the link-lists the question title was shown as the link-text and not the full URL. This way it would be much easier to see which question that is.

foss4ever ( 2014-01-24 18:34:10 +0300 )edit

@jjaone I like your idea, feel free to edit. This is a wiki :)

simo ( 2014-01-24 18:44:33 +0300 )edit

@simo I'm happy to leave the editing to someone who is hanging around in this forum with desktop browser ;)

foss4ever ( 2014-01-24 18:56:32 +0300 )edit

@jgr great work!

simo ( 2014-01-25 11:17:46 +0300 )edit

@simo: Thanks for the flowers. By the way: You did not mention the pinch open/close (zoom action). It works for example in Sailfish browser (not on Jolla2gether) and Sailfish e-mail (when html formatted).

jgr ( 2014-01-25 20:14:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-24 14:47:52 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 22:24:57 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Sleep screen, reserved gestures

  • Double tap --> Lock screen

Until 1.1.7.28: Lock screen, reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-top --> sleep screen
  • Swipe-from-bottom --> events screen (on unlocked phones)
  • Peek-up --> peek events screen (on locked phones)
  • Swipe-from-right --> favourite ambiences screen (if any favourites added)
  • Swipe-from-left --> favourite ambiences screen (if any favourites added)
  • Flick-down --> Open pulley menu
  • Pull-down --> Select from pulley menu
  • Flick-up / Pull-up --> unlock screen (on locked phones)
  • Flick-up / Pull-up --> home screen (on unlocked phones)
  • Tap --> clock moves up for a second and more status icons (like battery/charging level, signal strength, roaming, location) are visible and date shown for 2 seconds instead of network provider name

Until 1.1.7.28: Unlock screen, reserved gestures (unlock screen is visible only if deveice lock is in use)

  • tap --> emergency call
  • tap --> enter key --> home screen
  • Swipe-down --> sleep screen
  • Peek-up --> peek events screen

Since 1.1.9.28: Sleep screen, reserved gestures

  • Double tap --> Lock screen

Since 1.1.9.28: Lock screen, reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-top --> Lock menu
  • Swipe-from-bottom --> FREE
  • Swipe-from-right/left --> unlock screen (if lock in use) / Home (otherwise)
  • or Flick right/left --> unlock screen (if lock in use) / Home (otherwise)
  • Flick-down --> Open pulley menu
  • Pull-down --> Select from pulley menu
  • Flick-up / Pull-up --> FREE
  • Tap --> FREE

Since 1.1.9.28: Unlock screen, reserved gestures (unlock screen is visible only in locked phones)

  • tap --> emergency call
  • tap --> enter key --> home screen
  • Swipe-down --> Lock menu

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answered 2014-01-24 15:11:26 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 22:09:14 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Events-screen (events page 1/3), reserved gestures

  • Swipe-up/down/left/right --> home screen (while in Sailfish)
  • Swipe-up/down --> previous screen (while in app)
  • flick-down --> open pulley menu
  • pull-down --> select from pulley menu
  • tap --> open email / open browser / open Twitter feed (events page 2/3)

Until 1.1.7.28: Twitter-feed (events page 2/3), reserved gestures

  • flick-right --> page 1/3 (events screen)
  • swipe-up/down/left/right --> home screen
  • flick-down --> open pulley menu (only on top of the page)
  • pull-down --> select from pulley menu (only on top of the page)
  • flick/pull-up/down --> scrolling feeds
  • tap --> next page (enter the tweet)

Until 1.1.7.28: Twitter-tweet (events page 3/3), reserved gestures

  • flick-right --> page 2/3 (events screen)
  • swipe-up/down/left/right --> home screen
  • flick-down --> open pulley menu (only on top of the page)
  • pull-down --> select from pulley menu (only on top of the page)
  • tap --> reply/retweet/favourite

Since 1.1.9.28: Events-screen, reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-top --> Lock menu
  • Swipe-from-bottom --> Launcher
  • Swipe-from-right --> Home
  • Swipe-from-left --> Partner space (if existing), otherwise Home
  • flick/pull-down --> scroll up / open pulley menu
  • flick/pull-up --> scroll down / open Launcher
  • tap on event --> open event in its related app
  • tap on setting switch --> on/off
  • tap on setting (w/o switch) --> open related menu in Settings app
  • tap on weather --> show long time forecast
  • long-hold on event --> open "delete" option

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answered 2014-01-24 15:40:33 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 22:01:29 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Home screen, reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> events screen
  • Swipe-from-top --> sleep screen
  • Swipe from-right --> favourite ambiences screen (if any favourites added)
  • Swipe-from-left --> favourite ambiences screen (if any favourites added)
  • flick/pull-down --> lock screen
  • flick/pull-up --> launcher screen
  • tap on cover --> open running app
  • tap on footer --> open "favourite" app (4)
  • long-hold --> edit home screen, enable pulley menu
  • long-hold + flick-down --> open pulley menu
  • long-hold + pull-down --> select from pulley menu
  • long-hold + tap --> close covers one by one

Within covers on home screen, reserved gestures

  • pull left --> possible action (app dependent)
  • pull right --> possible action (app dependent)
  • pull down --> same as on home screen (see above)
  • pull up --> same as on home screen (see above)
  • long hold --> same as on home screen (see above)

Since 1.1.9.28: Home screen, reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> Launcher
  • Swipe-from-top--> Lock menu
  • Swipe-from-right --> Partner Space (if existing), otherwise Events
  • Swipe-from-left --> Events
  • flick/pull-down --> FREE
  • flick/pull-up --> Launcher
  • tap on top part of app cover --> open/relaunch app
  • tap on bottom of app cover --> cover gestures (if existing)
  • long-hold --> edit home screen, enable pulley menu
  • long-hold + flick-down --> open pulley menu
  • long-hold + pull-down --> select from pulley menu
  • long-hold + tap --> close covers one by one
  • long-hold + hold + pull --> change places of existing app covers

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answered 2014-01-24 15:51:38 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 21:54:55 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Launcher screen(s), reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> events screen
  • Swipe-from-top --> sleep screen
  • Flick/Pull-up --> next launcher screen (if in use)
  • Flick/Pull-down --> home screen / previous launcher screen (if in use)

  • Tap --> open app

  • Long-hold --> edit launcher screen
    • long-hold + pull-up/down --> move within launcher screens
    • long-hold + tap --> remove single app
    • long-hold + hold + pull --> move single app (moving to top4 adds app to the home screen favourites)
    • long-hold + swipe-up --> events screen (swipe-up there brings you back to edit)
    • long-hold + swipe-down --> sleep screen

Since 1.1.9.28: Launcher screen(s), reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> close Launcer, return to previous app
  • Swipe-from-top --> Lock menu
  • Flick/Pull-up --> next launcher screen (if in use)
  • Flick/Pull-down --> home screen / previous launcher screen (if in use)

  • Tap --> open app

  • Long-hold --> edit launcher screen
    • long-hold + pull-up/down --> move within launcher screens
    • long-hold + tap --> remove single app
    • long-hold + hold + pull --> move single app (moving to top4 adds app to the home screen favourites)
    • long-hold + swipe-up --> close Launcher
    • long-hold + swipe-down --> Lock menu

Note: Swipe / Flick / Pull gestures to both left and right are all free for new suggestion.

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answered 2014-01-24 15:59:28 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 21:48:49 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Favourite ambiences screen (visible only if at least one ambience is marked as favourite)

  • swipe-left/right --> back to previous screen
  • tap --> change ambience

Since 1.1.9.28: Favorite ambiences are moved to lock menu, accessible via swipe-from-top

Note: Favourite ambiences screen is accessed both via lock-screen and via home-screen, with both swipe-left and swipe-right gestures. In together, there are already suggestions to change some of these gestures to other use. In these suggestions people consider that the favourite ambiences screen doesn't need to be accessible in so many ways.

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answered 2014-01-24 16:15:16 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 21:46:39 +0300

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Until 1.1.7.28: Application screen, reserved gestures concerning all applications

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> events screen (in there, another swipe-up brings you back to the application)
  • Swipe-from-top --> close app, return to home screen
  • Swipe-from-left/right --> Drop app to a home screen cover
    • note: Home screen can show 4 bigger or 9 smaller app covers. If more, only latest apps are visible.
    • note: Separate Android app covers are not updated automatic and there are no cover actions for them

Since 1.1.9.28 Application screen, reserved gestures concerning all applications

  • Swipe-from-bottom --> Launcher
  • Swipe-from-top --> Lock menu / Close app and return to home (optional)
  • Swipe-from-right --> Drop app to a home screen cover
  • Swipe-from-left --> Drop app to a home screen cover / Events (optional)
    • note: Home screen can show 4 bigger or several smaller app covers. When more than 9, home can be scrolled
    • note: Separate Android app covers are not updated automatic and there are no cover actions for them

All other gestures are app dependent

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android apps have separate covers since tahkalampi

Toxip ( 2014-10-17 03:48:18 +0300 )edit

wiki posts, including answers, are free to be edited by anyone when things change ;) Your comment now edited there, thanks for noting

simo ( 2014-10-17 11:37:00 +0300 )edit

I know, but I was in a hurry so I left a comment for someone else to edit it. Thanks for the edit. :)

Toxip ( 2014-10-20 14:22:01 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-01-24 16:35:13 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 21:41:39 +0300

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Pulley menus (reserved gestures concerning using pulley menus in general)

General info:

  • Pulley menu is usually located above the top page, but can also be located below the bottom page
  • Pulley menus can be used both within Sailfish OS user interface and within apps
  • When a pulley menu is accessible, top or bottom of the screen has a highlighted color stripe
  • "Drop menu", accessed with a long hold on an item (on some items) is not handled in this answer, but gestures mentioned below are about the same when one is opened.

until 1.1.7.28: Reserved gestures (when either top- or bottom- pulley menu is opened):

  • Swipe-from-top --> sleep screen
  • tap on the menu item --> select item
  • hold/pull over the menu --> browse items (end the gesture to select)
  • all other gestures anywhere else --> close the menu

since 1.1.9.28: Reserved gestures (when either top- or bottom- pulley menu is opened):

  • Swipe-from-top --> lock menu / close app (option via Settings>System>Gestures)
  • Swipe-from-bottom --> Launcher
  • Swipe-from-right --> Home
  • Swipe-from-left --> Home / Events (option via Settings>System>Gestures)
  • tap on the menu item --> select item
  • hold/pull over the menu --> browse items (end the gesture to select)
  • all other gestures anywhere else --> close the menu

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answered 2015-10-03 22:22:57 +0300

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updated 2015-10-03 22:33:36 +0300

Since 1.1.9.28: System wide reserved gestures

  • Swipe-from-bottom/top/left/right (move on different UI views)
  • Three-finger-pull up/down (Adjust media volume. Not implemented on Jolla Phone)

Note: When developing native Sailfish OS apps, these gestures can't be changed to perform any other actions. Android apps using swipe-from-outside-the-screen gestures works when you hold one finger on the screen while performing the swipe (hold+swipe)

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