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notification icons in lock screen as buttons

asked 2013-12-24 20:45:48 +0300

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updated 2014-09-04 22:56:21 +0300

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I think it'd be nice to be able to tap the notification icons on the lock screen to directly go to the associated app (like mail, twitter and so) instead of having to swipe up the notification screen first to be able to do so.

edit: closed because we got something to tap on. cheers to the trolls of jolla ui development

edit: reopened by @ssahla.

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Doesn't that break with the idea of a locked screen?

chemist ( 2013-12-24 20:48:54 +0300 )edit

well true. apparently I (and some other people calling this the "home" screen) do not perceive it as a locked state of the phone.

Low ( 2013-12-24 20:54:07 +0300 )edit

Maybe offer some functionality for apps like the media player? Like in N9?

NikosAlexandris ( 2013-12-24 21:59:43 +0300 )edit

This would not break the idea of the lock screen, if the icons were not tappable, but slideable. Slide to the left/right on the notification to open it. This would be similar to the N9, but if I'm not mistaken, android also offers a similar feature on the lock screen.

plipp ( 2013-12-25 11:21:29 +0300 )edit

Even I tried first to use them buttons and wondered why they don't work, I now understand the function of lock screen and that would definitely break the idea of it.

Youde ( 2013-12-25 11:29:41 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 14:22:29 +0300

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Tapping the notifications is conflicting with the concept of LOCK screen as said by many.

Sliding is at the moment reserved for ambience switching.

I see a lot of changes needed to be able to achieve this in the UX... not sure how easy it is.

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I highly think active buttons in lockscreen are useless, as the notification menu is so easily accessible. I'd even say a fast swipe-up is faster and easier to do than trying to target a small icon and swipe it in a weird fashion.

parasemic ( 2013-12-28 19:55:04 +0300 )edit

Maybe you could add notifications to pully menu available in lock screen - that way they would be accessible in more then one way.

Nux ( 2013-12-28 21:24:05 +0300 )edit

Swiping from the bottom is just almost impossible for me in one-hand use. I can't twist my thumb down to swipe up -> swiping up to open notifications is just irritating! Please add it to the lock screen pulley menu, and/or slide the icon right on the lock screen to open a message/email directly!

Jukka L ( 2014-01-02 11:02:41 +0300 )edit

So many are saying this is conflicting with the idea of a lock screen. Let's all remember that the dead black screen that needs a double-tap or button press to go away function as a "lock-screen". As for swiping, the N9 has a notification button that can be swiped (not from edge). Works perfect.

martinrusler ( 2014-02-02 17:22:57 +0300 )edit

@stezz It is only edge-gestures that are reserved for Ambience switching and to get to Feeds but horizontal sliding gestures starting fron inside the Lock screen could be used to activate these notifications (e.g. to open the respective app) .. cc: @martinrusler

foss4ever ( 2014-02-08 14:42:42 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-09-04 23:00:05 +0300

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Because having icons on the Lock screen will make people tap them (naturally) it would be better IMO if instead of icons you could have a message like " Check your notification screen." in the main screen.

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Isn't that how it's been since a couple updates actually? When you tap on a notification icon, you get a message that says 'swipe up to see the notifications' or something like that.

nthn ( 2014-09-05 13:28:37 +0300 )edit

Missed calls for example show an icon. Don't know about other types of notifications.

ApB ( 2014-09-05 15:05:26 +0300 )edit

Well, yes, and when you tap on them (on the lockscreen), a message should appear that you need to swipe up to see the notifications. Doesn't that happen for you?

nthn ( 2014-09-05 17:19:32 +0300 )edit

Yes it does. But its not optimal. A permanent message "Check your notifications" in the center of the lock screen would be better IMO.

ApB ( 2014-09-05 17:50:14 +0300 )edit

I don't think that would look very nice though. Besides, after you've seen that message once (or a couple of times), I don't think you'll need to see it anymore to remember that the notifications can be seen by swiping up.

nthn ( 2014-09-05 17:55:00 +0300 )edit
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