Can flick / swipe gestures have more 'momentum'?

asked 2015-06-09 20:05:01 +0200

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This has probably been asked before, but could not find it in the search, likely because I am not sure of the 'technical' name for what I am describing.

The first thing I noticed when I got my Jolla is that swipe or flick gestures seem to require a physically longer swipe across the screen than expected. Even after some months, I find that my lock screen 'flick' fails on the first attempt because I did not swipe my thumb as far as the UI wants me to.

I am loathe to use the iPhone as a reference point, but on iOS it takes very little physical movement to swipe between home screens if the gesture is fast enough. This 'momentum' that carries on the gesture movement after lifting my thumb, does not seem to exist in Sailfish, or if it does, the effect is greatly reduced in comparison to other OSs. Where I can do a short, fast swipe in iOS or Android, I have to do a physically longer swipe in Sailfish. This is particularly noticeable in Android apps that utilize sideways navigation swipes.

I realise what I am describing is very subjective, but wanted to see if anyone else had the same experience. I wonder if it is something that could be tweaked to a user's preference (either in dev mode or a setting in future)?

As always, please feel free to direct me to another discussion if one exists.

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I know exactly what you mean and I'm feeling the same. I hope we're not the only ones!

Chiawrah ( 2015-06-10 23:45:53 +0200 )edit