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Suggestion: two-finger swipe to close an app [Sailfish OS 2.0] [not relevant]

asked 2015-03-14 15:27:29 +0200

AliN gravatar image

updated 2015-08-18 18:12:38 +0200

eric gravatar image

After demoing Sailfish OS 2.0 many users have concerns of removing the swipe from the top to close a current app. My suggestion is a new two-finger swipe (from the top) for that.

Further, while peeking, a lock icon can be displayed on the bottom of the screen so that the user can lock the device by continuing the swipe all the way to the bottom.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by JSEHV
close date 2016-02-01 18:24:12.870498



too complicated. what do you do more often? Changing ambiances or closing apps/screen? Let's keep the one finger gesture for the more often used action.

tad ( 2015-03-14 16:42:13 +0200 )edit

I'd recommend swipe down as it is now and two finger swipe for ambience instead. My own opinion is that ambience switcher is not needed that often and should stay where it is...

NuklearFart ( 2015-03-14 19:36:55 +0200 )edit

it's hard to operate with one hand.

fishegg ( 2015-03-15 09:37:45 +0200 )edit

I would suggest to just change the actions (2 fingers for ambiance and 1 finger for closing)!

zappAtom ( 2015-03-16 15:49:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-14 16:39:49 +0200

unlikeyou gravatar image

Keep swipe to close app with ONE finger, what the hell we need to access ambience view everywhere.?

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By the way, the ability to change the ambiance without unlocking the device is good.

AliN ( 2015-03-14 18:53:08 +0200 )edit

I find changing ambience good if it really goes together with changing more than just colors. Think more of an Situation or Profile! But please do not replace the one finger action (closing) by ambiance. Lets use 2 fingers for changing ambiances!

zappAtom ( 2015-03-16 15:50:34 +0200 )edit

@JSE Is there a correct answer for this? Since you can still close apps via top swipe, I'd say this is outdated. Please stop this karma farming :(

jollailija ( 2016-02-01 17:30:40 +0200 )edit

@jollailija, It's not karma farming, I don't actually care about the karma. It is supporting Together where I can (as in my view Jolla and Together currently need a lot of support of all sailors). I am open to suggestions for better closures of topics.

JSEHV ( 2016-02-01 18:27:18 +0200 )edit

@JSE Okay, sorry! Here's some advice for cleaning up the platform:
1. Just close the questions, don't accept answers that aren't really the reason for closure (like this one)
2. Add closing reasons as comments, not as answers (especially old questions) so they don't pop up at the main page

Have fun!

jollailija ( 2016-02-01 20:27:33 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-14 17:07:56 +0200

HarhaanJohtaja gravatar image

updated 2015-03-14 17:18:28 +0200

Two finger swipe to to access the new ambience menu or whatever that is might be ok for me. And keep the one finger swipe as it is.

And I think I saw a video from sailfish 2.0 that when you use three fingers on the screen you can control sound level.

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answered 2015-03-14 16:49:46 +0200

Swan_Z gravatar image

swipe to close app witn my thumb,so I dont't think it's good idea when I use my jolla in single hand ;)

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answered 2015-03-15 14:50:50 +0200

silta gravatar image

Swipe down to close (app and phone) is so intuitiv, like a falling curtain or a closing roller blind. It will be very sad to remove it.

Two finger swipe to access ambience is a better idea because I recommend a quick access if ambiences come to be more a user profile with more settings (

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answered 2015-03-15 21:54:15 +0200

tharrison4815 gravatar image

Or you could put a close X button on the ambience screen if you swipe down while an app is full screen.

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answered 2015-03-15 17:46:55 +0200

Elioty gravatar image

Well, I think the easiest way is a mix of the 1.X one-finger swipe from top and the new one from 2.0. Explanation: - When within an app, one-finger swipe from top close the app like in 1.X (when enabled) - When everywhere else (home, event view, partner view when the app isn't maximized, launcher), one-finger swipe from top display the new lock device/ambiance switcher UI.

And we can keep the setting to disable app-closing gesture, in such case, it just acts like 2.0 already does.

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This can be confusing. One may close an app by mistake instead of locking.

AliN ( 2015-03-15 18:17:32 +0200 )edit

Well, you would have to enable it like currently with 1.X so I don't see where the problem is. The user would be completely aware that he did enable that option.

Elioty ( 2015-03-16 00:28:17 +0200 )edit

And with this behavior, it acts exactly the same as 1.X so it's a win-win situation.

Elioty ( 2015-03-16 00:29:15 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-15 18:29:20 +0200

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updated 2015-03-15 18:47:16 +0200

Suggestion: Let ambiences be "apps". That way the ambiences can be located together with the apps/folders on app drawer, so no need for swipe from top to change ambience. Instead swipe from top can be used for closing app/locking device.

(Same suggestion can be seen here: )

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