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Suggestion - add remorse timer to close app swipe [duplicate]

asked 2014-02-12 15:25:35 +0300

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updated 2014-07-28 11:01:51 +0300

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I swipe to lock my Jolla, and sometimes forget i am in an app, so the swipe down closes the app.

Would be good to add a short remorse timer (say 3 seconds), as this is the type of thing you notice quickly and want to change, but if longer would get in the way. Should be an option to turn this extra timer on or off in settings.

@eric ruled this as a duplicate, this question has been converted into the answer posted here:


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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by foss4ever
close date 2014-02-23 00:31:13.697586



But this would break the flow of the UI

Bulder ( 2014-02-12 15:28:23 +0300 )edit

restore can be hidded, for example to notification window

Bysmyyr ( 2014-02-12 15:29:52 +0300 )edit

not sure what you mean by that?

Currently, about twice a day, i find i have closed an an app instead of locking the device, so this would help me at least.

ymb ( 2014-02-12 15:32:46 +0300 )edit

This question is almost a duplicate of "Why not make the remorse time configurable in Settings", which encompasses the same question.

Spam Hunter ( 2014-02-12 15:37:41 +0300 )edit

I would say they are linked more than duplicate :)

as this is adding a remorse timer to something that does not currently have it, whereas that one is is asking for the time to be configurable

ymb ( 2014-02-12 15:40:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-13 04:34:23 +0300

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updated 2014-02-18 19:12:48 +0300

I have the same problem. I would suggest:

  1. The app gets minimized (as if you swiped from the side).
  2. A standard remorse timer covering the minimized-app-card begins counting down.
  3. The app is killed if countdown is uninterrupted (even if you swipe away somewhere else meanwhile).

This would also mean that no app would ever need the "Are you sure you want to exit?"-requester!

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thanks for making the suggestion better.

Probably worth posting this as an answer in https://together.jolla.com/question/3244/why-not-make-the-remorse-time-configurable-in-settings/ (and then i'll close this one)

ymb ( 2014-02-13 09:57:00 +0300 )edit

I tried, but I couldn't really get this Answer to reply to that Question. Though both relate to the remorse timer, the length of timer delay is really independent of this problem, so I think we should keep them as two separate Questions.

00prometheus ( 2014-02-14 16:45:40 +0300 )edit

@00prometheus the other question is not but renorse-time only but also to make the actions that it applies to configurable (also new ones) so I see your answer a oerfect fit to be posted there as a one new action for which a setting is needed.

foss4ever ( 2014-02-23 04:45:56 +0300 )edit

Oh, but my suggestion has nothing to do with settings! I don't want more settings than we have to have, this solution is meant to be unconditional (or not, I mean it could be influenced by settings, but there is no inherent reason it should be). All this needs is a standard remorse timer, however that standard remorse timer is.

00prometheus ( 2014-02-23 06:31:32 +0300 )edit

This is a good idea, and adding it with the other question would just 'drown' it.

bilgy_no1 ( 2014-03-30 11:26:36 +0300 )edit

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