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Home-screen improvement idea

asked 2014-01-03 08:55:45 +0300

strnous gravatar image

updated 2014-01-07 17:53:14 +0300

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I believe the size of my hand is pretty average and it's not easy for me to reach the top left cover when there are more than 4 covers (the smaller covers are in place) while using one hand only. It is even worse when trying to use the cover action which needs swiping to the left (I'm right handed).

I found myself several times trying to move the home screen a bit lower to be able to reach and use that top left cover. That leads me to an idea of having two positions available for the home screen. One is the one already present. In the other position the clock and status icons would be shown, all the covers will be moved lower and the four favourite apps icons would be moved off the screen. The switch between the two positions would only happen with a short swipe/drag within the screen while the flick gesture would switch directly to the next screen (either lock or launcher).

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answered 2014-01-07 18:12:34 +0300

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updated 2014-01-07 18:14:57 +0300

IMHO not a good idea, however! what would be a good idea is that if you would try to do the cover action (swipe left) likely your thumb would move too low (having reached maximum reach) and thus it would be nice if the home-screen would move down with your thumb after initiating cover action.

in short, when initiating cover action, let the home-screen move with the finger up/down during the cover action.

This means when you press on a cover to start the action, the cover will always stay under that finger (except left/right for the action itself), if you accidentally move down-ish, the home-screen goes with you, (thus also allowing peeking towards lock-screen while performing the cover action)

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The problem is, it is not easy to reach that top-left cover to even start the cover action. Tis applies only with the smaller covers when more than 4 covers are shown.

strnous ( 2014-01-07 20:52:49 +0300 )edit
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