# "Active" covers? Interact with the app straight through its cover [answered]

I vaguely remember that it was said in some of the Jolla teasers that the "covers" (or "minimized apps") are active and you can interact with the app straight from there, without first opening the app itself. Indeed there are icons on the covers suggesting this would be the intention, but the only action I was able to do is to open the app, nothing else. Then I came across a presentation by joona.petrell@jolla.com: Building beautiful applications in Sailfish OS where it has a code snipplet for the "Phone" cover:

CoverActionList {
CoverAction {
iconSource: "icondialer.png"
onTriggered: dialer.open()
}
CoverAction {
iconSource: "iconpeople.png"
onTriggered: openContactPicker()
}
}

And indeed the icons are there, when you "minimise" the Phone app. This also suggests that those icons on the cover should be active. What's the trick? How to enable the "interact with the covers" feature?

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### The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted"by CsTom close date 2013-12-26 15:22:59.327212

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To activate a cover action, drag the cover left or right.

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Yeah, thanks, now it works! :-) I've just discovered a related question, which mentioned swiping. I should have searched more :) (or perhaps there should be some arrows on the cover to be more intuitive? :-P )

( 2013-12-26 12:58:58 +0300 )edit

You should be able to put your finger on the cover and swipe left or right to activate left or right icon, respectively.

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