Better one-hand usibility: Additional option in pulldown menu for "back" or "level up" [too localized]

asked 2015-01-08 18:56:18 +0200

M.Bln. gravatar image

updated 2015-02-10 09:05:33 +0200

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I suggest an additional possibility for "back"/"level up" in sub-menus with an entry in pull-down menu.

Normally there are two ways: 1. Using a a dot (or a half dot) on the upper left side of a screen. 2. Swipe anywhere on the screen to the left

Please add an additional option "back" or "level up" in the pull-down menu. The one hand use for SailfishOS would be much easier so! Pulling down is much more easy and fail-safe when using one hand only than swipe.

I would recommend the entry at the first/highest position of the pull-down menu so you have the entry in all sub-menus at the same position and it wouldn't change the existing behaviour. It would be best to have a system option to choose between these possibilities: dot and pull-down entry, dot only, pull-down entry only.


Edit: I added existing ways of handling, added some details for better understanding and therefore changed article structure/sentence order.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "too localized" by M.Bln.
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How is pulling down the menu easier for one handed use than simply swiping back?

ossi1967 ( 2015-01-08 19:10:39 +0200 )edit

you know you don't have to swipe the dot, only swipe anywhere on the screen to the left to change pages right?

r0kk3rz ( 2015-01-08 19:24:34 +0200 )edit

@ossi1967: pulling down is much more easy and fail-safe than swipe - at least for me and my thick thumb. :-) @r0kk3rz: true. But it's kind of hard for me to do it one-hand only. Mainly I use both hands to swipe neatly - see answer above.

M.Bln. ( 2015-01-09 14:31:29 +0200 )edit

-1 Sailfish is gesture-based and I love the way it is! Since N9 I'm swipe addict and any menu/button back/forward button feels like cutting meat by spoon to me. Sorry.

rastakajakwanna ( 2015-01-10 21:01:52 +0200 )edit

@rastakajakwanna: Just to make it clear: I've asked for an additional way, not to change the actual possibilities of swiping!

M.Bln. ( 2015-01-10 22:16:24 +0200 )edit