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Suggestion: Switch to disable swiping in Android apps. [duplicate]

asked 2013-12-26 00:11:50 +0300

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I've found couple Android apps, which would've been great (swipe based app switcher for example), but none of them works because swiping from side minimizes my Alien Dalvik. If possible, somekind of little switch on bottom menubar to disable Sailfish OS gestures might make these apps work a lot better.

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IMHO swiping collides with Android in several places. Think of the side-swipe menus in the Holo-UI for another example. Alien Dalvik should bring the home button back and disable swipe gestures for Android.

pycage ( 2013-12-26 00:40:02 +0300 )edit

Home button might be a good thing as an optional thing, but ability to peek on the open apps from Android is also useful so dropping swipe would not be a good thing. Maybe swipe from bottom and left in vertical view could be preserved?

Nux ( 2013-12-26 01:24:54 +0300 )edit

And just to add some examples - it's hard to play Fruit Ninja; it's almost impossible to open side menus in Dolphin.

Nux ( 2013-12-26 01:27:17 +0300 )edit

We could think of some more complex gestures to do this, for example swiping along all edges of the screen, tap with three (or more) fingers (we do have support for 5 simultaneous touch points after all) or option to replace edge swipes in Android with two-finger swipes. Just throwing ideas here...

fercen ( 2013-12-29 11:56:43 +0300 )edit

Can't a small lock toggle just be added to the Android soft keys footer (on the far-left? lock - back - home - menu)

vitaminj ( 2014-01-10 20:55:38 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-10 10:57:54 +0300

Similar topic being discussed below (more votes and active) https://together.jolla.com/question/14067/in-app-gesture-lock-to-prevent-accidental-triggering-with-eg-games/

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