Close apps by swipe down in home-screen [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-28 01:22:28 +0200

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updated 2014-12-12 23:07:57 +0200

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The apps should be closed by swiping down the active cover in the home/multitasking view instead of long hold/press x -type of thing. This would be consistent with full screen app closing by swipe down.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by molan
close date 2014-06-19 12:41:05.426975



Swipe down is already used to lock the device, which is IMHO a more practical/logical use for the swipe down gesture on that screen since it's a gesture that isn't applied to any specific app. If swipe down could be interpreted as a close app gesture, then how do you lock the device? Only with the power button, or by returning to the lock screen and then swiping down? No thanks! :)

If you want to close an app you can either long press and close one or more apps, or tap on the app then swipe down. Or just remember to close the app before returning to the multitasking view!

Milhouse ( 2013-12-28 01:27:12 +0200 )edit

This would make it hard to swipe down on home view without accidentally closing one app (especially if view is full of covers)

JPS ( 2013-12-28 01:30:34 +0200 )edit

Grab and hold a specific cover, swipe it down. Use the 5 sec delay function before arranging the rest of the covers. Doesnt sound too complicated to me, but more consistent with the rest of UX.

jji ( 2013-12-28 01:39:19 +0200 )edit

"Grab and hold, swipe down" - isn't this pretty much the same gesture to swipe between the multitasking view and the lock screen? Even with a remorse timeout it's an overloaded gesture and therefore problematic.

Milhouse ( 2013-12-28 01:47:52 +0200 )edit

Milhouse, I'm not sure if you got my point. I'm talking about closing apps from the multitasking view so that the specific app cover would be long pressed and swiped down to close instead of pressing the "X" on the cover of the app to be closed. Nothing more -:)

jji ( 2013-12-28 02:00:00 +0200 )edit