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Suggestion: Right swipe to close [answered]

asked 2013-12-24 22:35:32 +0300

msknight gravatar image

updated 2013-12-27 19:59:41 +0300

eric gravatar image

Down-swiping with the phone in my hand is really, really awkward. (and often collides with apps that have pull-down options) I would love, when an app is at its top level (particularly the people and settings windows) if they would allow a swipe from the left edge, to close the apps completely.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by BonoNL
close date 2014-06-05 23:20:34.559541



I don't like the idea. It's bad for left handed people and even an side option would eliminate usage with both hands. You can close the apps in multitasking screen with a long press, and then pressing a cross that shows up (pull down to close all open apps).

parasemic ( 2013-12-24 22:40:58 +0300 )edit

A simple left-right handed user option in the settings would sort that out. I do use the "x" but it isn't elegant.

msknight ( 2013-12-24 22:41:45 +0300 )edit

As I said, the option is bad, as I use my phone with the hand that I happen to pick up my phone with. I would be forced to use the phone with either left or right hand. I'm all for the customization of swipe gestures, though.

parasemic ( 2013-12-24 22:44:04 +0300 )edit

OK - so an option to allow it for the people like me that want it!

msknight ( 2013-12-24 22:45:01 +0300 )edit

My custom push actions proposal is kind-of related in that it'd allow you to at least move the "close app" action to another edge (e.g. bottom edge if you deprioritise access to the notifications view)

FireFly ( 2013-12-24 22:46:09 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-10 13:47:58 +0300

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Message has been read. Most likely its against our UX policy, so I doubt that will not happen, unless someone ie. from openrepos does 3rd party solution.

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