[Jolla Launcher] Problems Encountered

asked 2014-06-26 17:30:36 +0300

nadir gravatar image

updated 2014-06-26 17:35:35 +0300

First thing to note is that I am using a Nexus 5 running 4.4.2 rooted, and a custom rom. I have disabled the navigation bar in favour of "pie controls", and forcing immersive mode, allowing full screen real-estate, and have a pattern lock for the lockscreen.

  • pressing back button from an app to go back to the launcher, removes the app cover from the main page, when in fact its just minimised. (Happens everytime)
  • If an app has a persistent notification and a main app to run, two app covers are shown (an example of this is Steam).
  • If you're using an app when you lock the phone. After I unlock, the sailfish unlock screen is skipped and goes directly back to the app.
  • The network signal seems to be incorrect, on the status bar (from Android) it fluctuates between 3 - full bars, where on the launcher it fluctuates between 1 and 2 bars. The Wifi, and the battery levels are fine however.
  • EDIT:At the end of the app drawer, if I long press on empty space, the app names are removed (just the app icons are shown),re-arranges apps, but it is not mentioned in the tutorial.
  • There doesn't seem to be a way to uninstall apps, as far as I can make out.

Peek and the back gesture work perfectly fine.

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ad 1: In Android, you never know which apps are running and which not, therefore you can't really say that the app is minimized and not closed. Having a SailfishOS skin is not going to bring multitasking to Android. Back button to remove from the multitasking view is exactly how it is in the Android layer in SailfishOS, so there's consistency.

nodevel ( 2014-06-26 18:01:57 +0300 )edit

you can tell which apps are running via the recent apps menu. The apps shown there, should be the app covers, I think.

nadir ( 2014-06-26 19:04:50 +0300 )edit

No, that's not true. In Android, recent apps are just _recently_ launched apps. Like the history tab in a web browser. Most of the apps in this recent apps menu are usually not running. That's how Android's "multitasking" works.

nodevel ( 2014-06-27 08:52:41 +0300 )edit

The 4 apps in the dock also can be modified via long pressing, but is not mentioned in the tutorial

AbelF ( 2014-07-01 18:42:57 +0300 )edit