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# Possibility to reduce long-tap time delay

asked 2015-03-05 09:28:15 +0300

IMO the time of approximately felt 1500ms could be a bit shorter. For certain actions you could be much quicker e.g. when having to delete several emails where you have to tap, wait and swipe to delete. In this case for me it just feels too slow and inert.

It would be great if there was a possibility to fine-tune it, e.g. by using mcetools.

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answered 2015-03-07 22:09:07 +0300

I also have thought about this and tried to find a way to change the long press delay. After googling I came into the understanding that the delay can not be changed because it's hardcoded in QT as 800 ms.

I don't remember where I got this information from originally, but here's at least one discussion on the topic.

Somebody wiser correct me if I'm wrong :)

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Thanks a lot for the link ssahla! I have to admit I am surprised by the value of 800ms as it sometimes feels like eternity. Pity that there is no lever for that. And no chance to dig into source code because as I understand this part is not open at SFOS, or is it?

( 2015-03-07 23:44:08 +0300 )edit

You're right I think, no way for the user to change it in Sailfish. QT itself is open source, so maybe Jolla could modify it for their build so that they could define the delay in a qml file and thus make it user-tweakable, or maybe even make a user setting for it. (I'm not a developer and I don't really know how this works, so don't rely on my word.)

( 2015-03-08 10:26:17 +0300 )edit

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