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When swiping from outside the screen, pages should "Slide in" rather than "Fade in" [answered]

asked 2013-12-29 11:08:48 +0300

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updated 2014-01-10 20:53:23 +0300

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This goes down to personal taste, but I find it unintuitive that when swiping in from outside the screen (from side or bottom), the task switcher or notification screen fade in rather than sliding in following the movement of the finger. Aside from the aesthetics of it, sliding in would also give some reassurance that the correct gesture was initiated, because at least I sometimes swipe wrongly and don't realise it until the gesture is completed.

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The fade-in is intentional, it allows us to peek the whole screen. With slide-in, we would only see part of the page.

pnuu ( 2013-12-29 11:17:41 +0300 )edit

I seem to have missed the peeking feature, how does it work?

Bale ( 2013-12-29 11:18:29 +0300 )edit

Thanks, I had missed that.

Bale ( 2013-12-29 11:25:51 +0300 )edit

This sort of bothers me as well, though I get why it is done this way. I would suggest some kind of visual feedback element of something moving with the swipe motion. Like a background semi-transparent bar or similar.

Setok ( 2014-03-12 08:34:16 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-29 11:23:54 +0300

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The fade-in is the peek feature. Start the peek from outside the screen and do not release, but return your finger back to outside of the screen. This allows to "peek" what's in the notification area (from bottom up), and also the battery status, time etc. from a running application (sideways-peeking).

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answered 2013-12-29 11:16:17 +0300

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no, cause of peeking

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Bawl, it seems that asking a stupid question just costed me 10 karma points :D

Bale ( 2013-12-29 11:23:52 +0300 )edit

meh, after helping a while you get alot of karma anyway

AL13N ( 2013-12-29 14:34:31 +0300 )edit

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