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Suggestion - Swipe to clear single Notification

asked 2014-02-04 05:40:48 +0300

flywheel gravatar image

updated 2014-02-10 09:46:02 +0300

eric gravatar image

The ability to remove a single notification from the notification list by swiping it to the right, thus avoiding launching the program for viewing the event.

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I like the way it's implemented in the email app: close either by using the context menu, or by activating the 'mark' option in the pulley menu and then deleting all marked.

shfit ( 2015-10-02 00:05:44 +0300 )edit

This question should be, unfortunately, closed as outdated. Since the UI reserves all flick and swipe gestures on the Events view, making this impossible to achieve (until the needed gesture is somehow made free again). Sorry for this, I would have loved to see it possible myself as well :/

Currently reserved:

  • Swipe from top: Open lock menu
  • Swipe from bottom: Open launcher
  • Swipe from left/right: Move to home view (carousel)
  • Flick up/down: Scroll events
  • Flick left/right: Move to home view (carousel)

@fluwheel The only way I see your suggestion possible would be long hold + flick, but that wouldn't be any faster than long hold + tap (the current implementation). So, let's reopen this if a suitable gesture becomes free again.

simo ( 2015-10-03 21:29:15 +0300 )edit

I'd like this to remain open as a reminder to let push/pull be used in "apps" and use swipe for moving between views.

Mohjive ( 2015-10-03 21:52:53 +0300 )edit

Leaving a question open w/o possibility to give an answer (except for "sorry, this is not possible right now" or something like that)... I'd reopen this when the suggestion would be possible again, but maybe the mods could have another word on this: @chemist@eric@bijjal@stezz@dez@lbt@Jukka@cybette - IMO we could aim to have only questions which can have an accepted answer at some point (added by wiki posts not looking for an accepted answer)

ps. You can actually use swipes even on Android apps, using an additional hold in the gesture (keep one finger on screen while doing the swipe with another finger)

simo ( 2015-10-03 23:28:58 +0300 )edit

As a personal opinion: Keep it open, more topics as a stain burning in their eyes showing that we don't want pulls be navigational actions! As a mod, doesn't hurt anyone to keep it open. Furthermore we have really odd ideas sometimes and mindstorming topics (skunkworks) too.

chemist ( 2015-10-03 23:58:48 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-12 11:31:30 +0300

Guillaume L. gravatar image

How about a "Clear all notifications" button right beneath the weather plugin on the notification screen? This would be a simple and easy way to remove all notifications at once.

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answered 2015-10-03 16:45:00 +0300

inte gravatar image

I would love that as well. There was a patch for the previous releases. I'm a little afraid swiping might collide with the new stupid arrangement of the events screen (which requires side-swiping as well).

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answered 2015-10-02 18:45:07 +0300

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updated 2015-10-02 19:09:28 +0300

It requires to slight change of navigation gestures model. For now left/right swipes are used for Home-Events-Home carousel, and clearing events by swipe will interfere with this way of navigation. (I guess it's time to raise separate issue for navigation since it cause at least two significant limitation).

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answered 2015-10-02 15:09:27 +0300

bilgy_no1 gravatar image

In all other OS's you can now swipe away notifications, but in Sailfish ("the gesture based Sailfish OS" as per the website) you need to long press and then push buttons to achieve the same.

Swipes to the side don't work Swipe up doesn't work Swipe down doesn't work if you're not at the top of the list

It's a problem...

Another possible solution, or at least making our lives a little easier:

Alway show the delete buttons (no long press needed). Also, for right handed users (large majority!) the delete buttons should be on the right instead of left!!!

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answered 2015-10-01 23:23:23 +0300

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I think this is good idea and should be included in Sailfish 2.0 which adds too many tapping anyways. I know there is "carousel" homescreen in 2.0 which makes this bit more difficult to implement, but it coud be done for example this way:

Long press on noticications to enter "swipe mode", basicly same thing you do now to clear notifications. Only difference would be that you could swipe several notifications in this mode without having to tap that quite small cross to clear single notification. After all wanted notifications would be swiped to right, you could swipe to left (or select "done" or similar from upper right corner). Maybe option in settings to select which way user wants this behavior...

What do you think?

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How about just handing back the inside pull gestures to the pages so we can have cover-action-gestures and things like this implemented?

chemist ( 2015-10-02 02:26:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-04 08:53:19 +0300

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updated 2014-02-04 08:54:47 +0300

You can already clear a single notification in Events feed by long-pressing the event, and waiting for a menu to appear from which you can press Renove to delete the notification without launching the respective app.

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Sure you can, but @flywheel's suggestion of using swipe gesture seems much more comfortable than the current push-wait-point method.

Even then I would rather like to see the swipe-to-right gesture opening the respective app. The same gesture could be used also in the lock screen for the same purpose (remember the N9 way). Swipe-to-left could then discard the notification without opening its app. This could also be consistent with the lock screen behavior.

strnous ( 2014-02-04 09:31:50 +0300 )edit

Yes the N9 gestures are.excellent, and I.also would love to have them in Jolla too..The problem being that in SailfishOS / Silica UI there is nothing like that in the gestture set (a gesture that eould drag a single UI element to either side when pulling it. So the sugestion is actually asking for a conpletely new swipe gesture.

foss4ever ( 2014-02-04 12:05:55 +0300 )edit

After a bit of consideration - the next logically step would be when you longpress an item, it ought to invoke multiple selections. This also would make items handling in apps like Mail and Gallery more intuitive. But I'm not sure if that requires any addition to the framework or if it is possible already now.

flywheel ( 2014-02-04 21:51:44 +0300 )edit

The current way of doing is not fluid enough. A swipe.gesture to quickly remove notifications would be perfect!

Guillaume L. ( 2015-10-02 14:36:49 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2014-02-04 05:40:48 +0300

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