Swipe should be more at bottom and sides

asked 2014-03-31 08:01:03 +0200

mariano gravatar image

updated 2014-07-30 16:46:39 +0200

jiit gravatar image

As Sailfish prioritize one hand use, i think they should focus more in bottom and sides gestures. I droped my phone many times trying to close an app. First: An initial setup that ask if you are lefty or righty.

My swipes ideas:

  • swipe right to minimize
  • swipe left for notifications
  • swipe from bottom to close app
  • swipe from top to lock the phone from anywhere (you can lock the screen even if you are inside an app)
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I use the phone sometimes with my left hand (I'm righty), so I would find it difficult if swipe from left and right have different actions.

TemeV ( 2014-03-31 13:02:05 +0200 )edit

That are my thoughts too. Jolla is too big to use different gestures from left and right.

jollamate ( 2014-03-31 13:23:31 +0200 )edit

There are several questions/suggestions regarding swipe actions already. Do a search and vote for your favourite ideas. It's hard to rank ideas when each idea consists of multiple suggestions, so if your favourite idea isn't posted yet, post it as a new question or as an answer to a present question.

For example, that new close gesture; there's a thread dedicated to a new close gesture here. Post your suggestion as an answer there.

Mohjive ( 2014-03-31 14:15:09 +0200 )edit

But I agree that the Jolla is too big and would benefit from swipe motions more adapted to the screen size, but it's hard to vote on this question, since I don't agree to all your new gestures.

Mohjive ( 2014-03-31 14:18:12 +0200 )edit