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Closing the alarm window should snooze [released]

asked 2014-03-21 12:09:54 +0300

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updated 2014-07-22 11:00:13 +0300

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When trying to snooze or dismiss an alarm while half-asleep, I sometimes accidentally close the alarm overlay window by swiping down. This doesn't silence the alarm; it just goes on.

The alarm can be dismissed by disabling it from the Clock application. However, by the time you have it disabled, you have probably woken up completely. That is not what you wanted if you were trying to use snooze in the first place.

Thus I suggest that closing the alarm window should be equivalent to choosing snooze from the pulley menu.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2014-12-20 14:53:27.883478



You know you can snooze the alarm by swiping left or right to home screen?

Neo ( 2014-03-21 13:35:51 +0300 )edit

Although I voted this up, I rather want changed the way, you dismiss the alarm / start the snooze timer as stated here: https://together.jolla.com/question/8559/alarm-clock-alarm-unintuitive/. Then you would not need to change the system wide meaning of the swipe action for a single app. (The ideas stated in that other question could all be realized within the app, i.e. locally.)

But I agree, a solution must be provided (therefore the vote) -- and it seems, 40 upvotes are not sufficient for Jolla to take on that issue.

jgr ( 2014-03-21 13:45:53 +0300 )edit

@Neo: Thanks, didn't know that. But I don't think it will prevent me from closing the window every now and then.

TLem ( 2014-03-21 23:09:58 +0300 )edit

@jgr: Are you sure that this cannot be implemented locally? I would imagine the app could start a timer when it receives a signal to quit or something like that. And when it comes to the meaning of the quit action, in my opinion it would be just natural that closing the app silences the alarm.

TLem ( 2014-03-21 23:29:01 +0300 )edit

Of course, I do not know the code. But if an app could refuse to close when the OS requests the app to do so ... I do not think, this is something, an OS designer would want to accept.

By the way: When the alarm has gone off and I swipe-closed the Clock app thereby also shutting down the display, the power button did not work for me. I only could double tap the display to switch on again the display, then restart the Clock app and switch off the alarm.

jgr ( 2014-03-21 23:48:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-20 13:30:52 +0300

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updated 2014-12-20 13:31:17 +0300

After Sailfish OS Vaarainjärvi (update 10), there are 7 ways to snooze the alarm:

  1. Short press of power button
  2. Turning the phone upside down
  3. pulley menu on top
  4. -- 7. swipe from left/right/bottom/top

And just 1 way to dismiss: the pulley menu on bottom

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