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[Suggestion] Events and partner screens as edge swipes bring back the gestural cover actions (Sailfish OS 2.0)

asked 2015-03-19 15:56:21 +0300

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updated 2015-08-18 18:12:26 +0300

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Many users including me are worried about removing gestural cover actions in Sailfish 2.0. The removal is needed because of the horizontal paging of the home screen. But with button-like cover action it is very likely to active undesirable actions just by tapping unwillingly or mistakenly on a wrong cover .

I believe that changing right/left swipes from the home screen to edge swipes can make using gestural cover actions possible again; i.e. on the home screen a swipe from the left edge will go to events and from the right edge will go to partner space. Edge swipes from either side inside an app will go back to home as before.

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This would be an ok sollution to overcome that problem. In my opinion we dont need partner space and events view should stay on swipe up, so there is no problem at all.

NuklearFart ( 2015-03-19 17:03:30 +0300 )edit

i like this idea, it would also support the feeling that the sfos 2.0 is still "vertical" instead of becoming some mixture between vertical and horizontal placed elements! plus i think the look and feel of edge-swiping to the ambience view in 1.0 is great!

dieerstegiraffe ( 2015-03-19 19:35:10 +0300 )edit

It's a good idea for SF2.0 phone version.

fishegg ( 2015-04-21 07:31:10 +0300 )edit

yes! this taps are ruining the main idea of os. swipeable covers was unique sailfish feature

gri4994 ( 2015-06-24 02:18:37 +0300 )edit

Swipe up news pane was worst thing and newer learned to use it. Now, as N9 style, is events screen on logical place again. Next step, clean homepage from apps and move running apps pane to right, and SF2 is on right way again...

aarengu ( 2015-09-11 21:08:35 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-01 16:57:04 +0300

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I suggest to split this post into two (or extract new topic from here).

The fact that gestures are "wasted" on the home screen is a bit urgent by itself, without any regard to the covers action issue. Now on the home screen two different gestures (edge swipe and screen swipe) do same action - rotating the carousel (Home-Events-Home).

Considering Home screen as (meta)app we must reserve screen swipe for in-app action (such as covers management or whatever will be implemented here in the future) and edge swipe as navigation to other (meta)apps such as Events or Partner. This will be more consistent with all other apps where you leave app with edge swipe and navigate within app with screen swipe.

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First, "in screen swipe" is called push/pull. Secondly, this is not an answer and should be converted to a comment.

Mohjive ( 2015-10-01 17:32:12 +0300 )edit

Sorry for non-standart terms, but in my localization (Russian) it sounds like Russian equivalent of 'swipe'. What is considered as an answer for a suggestion?

kandelabra ( 2015-10-01 22:25:25 +0300 )edit

An answer is something that concretely addresses the question or suggestion with a solution. A suggestion, like yours above, to split the post, or just agree to the original post should be made as a comment.

Mohjive ( 2015-10-02 12:31:56 +0300 )edit

First, I believe that the focus on the problem is the solution. Suggested solution has great impact on OS navigation in general so it deserve to be discussed from different perspectives.

Second, "Considering Home screen as (meta)app" is the solution cause then the pulls will be reserved for in-app actions.

kandelabra ( 2015-10-02 15:53:57 +0300 )edit
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