Close linker application instead of the referent (e.g. browser)

asked 2014-02-22 14:03:35 +0300

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updated 2014-07-30 16:47:12 +0300

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This is a relatively small "problem", but it is a bit weird according to me. While clicking a link that opens the browser from any application that presents such a link, a closing gesture will close the opening browser instead of the referer application.

I.e. when clicking a link, if you immediately start a closing gesture and hold your finger so you can see the "red X", you will see it move from the linking application to the browser when it has started! This is a very weird behaviour, since you would expect the meaning of the gesture to keep the same referent, even though a new application gets started before actually releasing the finger.

It seems more logical with the release of the finger signifying the verification of a pre-determined gesture, instead of the creation of that gesture in a new context. I can't tell if this is also the case with applications launching in other ways, but I would presume so. It's noticeable for me when clicking a link though.

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I agree, the target of the close action should not change.

The same happens when launching an app: Tap the app icon and start a swipe-from top, stop halfway. As the app opens, a put-device-to-sleep gesture changes into a close-app gesture.

Like you said, this is a small problem. I hadn't noticed it. But I think the "right way" would definitely be that a gesture retains its original meaning when a new app starts.

ssahla ( 2014-02-22 21:34:21 +0300 )edit

Another example: changing the screen orientation in the middle of the swipe will change the action. It's possible to close an application instead of minimizing or vice versa when changing the orientation. Small stuff but should be fixed nevertheless.

synthent ( 2014-02-23 03:39:49 +0300 )edit