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closing app faster from homescreen

asked 2013-12-26 01:45:14 +0300

Miika gravatar image

updated 2014-01-19 20:45:18 +0300

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i would like to close app that is on multitask screen by selecting it (long press) and then pulling it down. longer pull would close all apps.


If two different kind of pulls could be recognized (short and long) could the other be used as close action? how about pinching title to close it?

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How about closing an app in homescreen by using swipe gesture on app covers (Swipe from top to bottom). Now we have only two - swipe from right to left and left to right. Adding top to bottom swipe to close the app would be useful I gues.

VenomousBane ( 2014-04-26 11:26:10 +0300 )edit

I agree with VenomousBane. No need for long press. The direction of the swipe doesn't matter. Down makes most sense as that's the direction used within the app, but other/all directions could work as well.

roland684 ( 2018-11-09 17:29:04 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-14 21:40:02 +0300

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Consistency - the 'x' should be changed to a cover-action on the task-manager-screen.

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and a second cover action... though i'm not sure what it should be... maybe "pin app" ? :-) (also, don't forget the remorse timer for closing (also when top-swiping))

AL13N ( 2014-01-15 00:12:51 +0300 )edit

@AL13N reading your comments is as always irritating... why do we need additional cover-actions when we are in the task manager? (all you are thinking about needs another solution in the first place and not a long-tap pull gesture from home-screen)

chemist ( 2014-01-15 04:03:51 +0300 )edit

@chemist i don't mean to be irritating, though i'm possibly not being clear enough. I agree that the x could better be a cover-action, instead of a button. additionally i feel that closing an app should have a remorse timer and that remorse timer should also appear if you're running that app and closing it by swiping from the top edge. that's all i meant... (and between brackets that a second cover action, like pinning covers) would be interesting)

AL13N ( 2014-01-16 09:00:48 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-26 02:56:07 +0300

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updated 2013-12-26 03:04:42 +0300

There seems to be "close all" in pulley menu when using long press on multitask screen.

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answered 2018-11-05 12:12:49 +0300

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updated 2018-11-05 12:14:17 +0300

remove caroussel patch allows you exactly that moving not down, but sideways

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Yes, that patch is the best way. First thing for me after sw update to install this patch!

liqquid ( 2018-11-05 23:07:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-26 03:32:00 +0300

simo gravatar image

I see this to be faster the way it is now - click to enlarge, swipe from top to close. (Current click+swipe against your suggested hold+swipe). Also close all works nice enough as it is now.

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What i would prefer is to just "swipe away" open titles. Close all works ok. But if you have 6 apps open and want to close 3 it is difficult to open every app and then close them. It is easier to jus hold app and then close them ny clicking x. Best solution would be swiping away, i just dont know how that could be done.

Miika ( 2013-12-26 18:51:35 +0300 )edit

I think this would easily interfere with cover actions or homescreen scrolling and close applications by mistake. That's why I'm ok with current implementation.

unai_i ( 2014-01-14 21:56:09 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-11-09 15:12:49 +0300

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We need a direct cover button to close without the "long touch" process...which is a tad bit too long for my liking Basically, Sailfish which is designed for multitasking and fast actions forces the user for slower speed of execution because of unnecessary design "delays"

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I don't hate your idea (it worked great on the Nokia N900) but I can't see a direct cover button for "close" fitting in with the Sailfish user interface design, what with all its swiping.

drcouzelis ( 2015-11-09 16:45:36 +0300 )edit

I like this idea! I don't care if it fits to the swiping interface because it would be much faster. If there would be a swipe action to close an app that works with the same speed it would also be ok.

Christoph7K ( 2015-11-11 15:50:20 +0300 )edit
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