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[How-To] Enable beta status of multitasking gesture

asked 2018-11-25 20:32:45 +0200

dirksche gravatar image

updated 2018-11-26 07:41:56 +0200

If you want to try the multitasking gesture in an early development state you can type this:

dconf write /desktop/sailfish/experimental/quickAppToggleGesture true

More information on this (german) page. Embeded video in english:

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And disable:

dconf write /desktop/sailfish/experimental/quickAppToggleGesture false

m.j.a ( 2018-11-25 20:45:12 +0200 )edit

Nice find!, thanks for posting.

Note: no need to be root (no devel-su required) to write to dconf.

I've made a patch that adds a toggle switch in Settings/Gestures/ - I'm playing with it now to make sure all is well, but patchmanager is playing up, again. Once I know the patch is reliable, I'll post it on Openrepos.

The video is helpful to understand how to use the new (beta) gesture, takes a minute or two to get the hang of using it, at least for me..

Edz ( 2018-11-26 01:12:29 +0200 )edit

Watching the video, at first I thought it was a swipe into an app icon to switch to that app (any open app), instead it's a clunky "alt-tab" ping pong between only two last used apps.

fc ( 2018-11-26 05:53:46 +0200 )edit

Thanks Edz. I removed the devel-su

dirksche ( 2018-11-26 07:42:46 +0200 )edit

As @fc pointed out – it isn't the final feature. So maybe this is the reason, why it is disabled.

wosrediinanatour ( 2018-11-26 11:29:28 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-26 20:15:27 +0200

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updated 2018-11-27 00:33:43 +0200

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Not an answer, but for the sake of visibility;

Patch: available on Openrepos - Patch: Multitasking gesture

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