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bug: some gestures broken [duplicate]

asked 2014-02-04 15:11:28 +0300

steph gravatar image

updated 2014-02-05 14:14:41 +0300

chemist gravatar image

I've hit this twice now since upgrading to First time I noticed it I was in an android app, this time fingerterm but that may just be anecdotal.


  • I'm unable to peek to the home screen from within apps, it's as though the device doesn't recognise it, for example if I do it in the mail app in the bottom half of the screen (where the message previews are) it attempts to highlight them instead and
  • I'm able to get to the home screen but in order to do so I must swipe horizontally very quickly
  • Swipe down to go to sleep works normally, however swipe to close an app must also be done very quickly
  • Swipe up to notifications peeks and works as normal.
  • All gestures in apps themselves seem to work normally (e.g. vertical scrolling, tapping, horizontal scroll to sub-dialogues etc.)
  • Horizontal swipe to ambiances works as normal in the homescreen/lockscreen

Nothing will recover the device to normal behaviour except a reboot.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by steph
close date 2014-02-04 22:39:36.882161


I'd say this is a duplicate of https://together.jolla.com/question/9112/swiping-is-too-sensitive-about-direction/. Depending on how you do the swipe it's sometimes not recognized.

Mohjive ( 2014-02-04 15:25:31 +0300 )edit

@Mohjive Ehrm, read the last line...

chemist ( 2014-02-04 16:59:45 +0300 )edit

No I think it's a bug, well certainly is aberrant behaviour but is tricky to pin down. I don't remember it happening pre and it doesn't affect in-app gestures, but I'm unclear how to cause repeatably or how to test/diagnose/log once it gets into that state. Once the device gets into this mode it's quite obvious though that the behaviour isn't nornal

steph ( 2014-02-04 18:36:48 +0300 )edit

@chemist: I've removed my OT comments. Fell free to remove this comment when/if you do the same. :)

Mohjive ( 2014-02-04 18:43:47 +0300 )edit

I have experienced the same behaviour yesterday, for the first time. had 4 apps open - settings, e-mail, browser and an android app.

  • swipe down to close app doesn't work
  • swipe left/right to go to home screen doesn't work
  • swipe left/right on home screen to go to ambience works fine
  • swipe up to go to notifications works fine
  • hitting power button to switch off screen and then working my way back to home screen an into one of the apps works fine (no other way to get out of an app).

Didn't try doing the swipes very fast as steph states. Reboot fixed the problem. Definitely a bug in my eyes.

casanunda ( 2014-02-04 19:11:21 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-04 21:03:59 +0300

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Duplicate of https://together.jolla.com/question/23257/1038-introduced-bug-in-app-minimizing-and-close/ Seems to be a confirmed bug. Actually a very annoying one.

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Quite right. I've merged @casanunda's answer there also. Now closing

steph ( 2014-02-04 22:39:17 +0300 )edit

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