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[Improvement] Display a part of the top menu when tapping on home or lock screen

asked 2020-01-11 01:31:31 +0300

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updated 2020-01-11 02:23:36 +0300

Current situation in 3.2.1.20 (Nuuksio):

  • If I tap a free spot anywhere on the home screen, the topmost row of the app grid briefly appears, letting me start my most used apps very conveniently.
  • If I tap the top edge of the home screen (where clock, battery and network indicators are), the 2 topmost rows of the top menu briefly appear, letting me e.g. switch ambiences.

Improvements:

  • If I tap a free spot anywhere on the home screen, not only a part of the app grid should briefly appear, but also a part of the top menu at the same time.
  • The displayed number of app grid rows and top menu rows should be made individually configurable. A value range between 0 (nothing displayed) and 3 is probably most useful.
  • The row order in the top menu should also be made individually configurable, so that the elements most important to each user also appear when tapping as described.
  • On the lock screen, tapping any free spot should briefly bring up just the top menu as described.
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Let me guess: You are - like me - a long time user of KDE (later Plasma)? ;)

Tanghus ( 2020-01-11 04:00:13 +0300 )edit

I like the idea of being able to set 0 and turn the function off. I never use it. The time the first row in the app grid appear is too short for me to do anything. I would rather have the option of having the first 1 or 2 rows of the app grid constantly showing on the home screen (leaving less space for minimized open apps, but it should work anyways, especially on the new Xperia 10).

Lars Maria ( 2020-01-11 10:39:51 +0300 )edit

Yes, the time the app grid row appears is too short for me, too. This should also be configurable.

Pohli ( 2020-01-11 16:33:33 +0300 )edit

Yes I aggree it should be shows longer and also the upper menu should be show. The qick bar is not this tah we looking for. Maybe can annybody make a patch as temporarry solution.

Ralf ( 2020-01-11 18:16:53 +0300 )edit

@Ralf have you tried it? at least from what you write here, it seems to do exactly what you need. plus, its.from harbour, so validated.by jolla (whatever that means).

tortoisedoc ( 2020-01-11 22:35:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2020-01-11 13:11:52 +0300

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updated 2020-01-11 13:36:22 +0300

Check out quick bar app from harbour / openrepos -> it does exactly that, but from the bottom :) It has mru, favs, most used overall & search. EDIT : it works from the lockscreen as well!

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