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### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

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### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close" "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

### big suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes.closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to choose.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

 8 No.8 Revision

### big suggestion: Suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to choose.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

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### Suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to choose.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

### Suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to choose.enable/disable it.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

edit 1.11.: ...This way, swipe down to lock the phone would be available for use on the app acreens too.

### Suggestion: new gesture to close app

Here's a big proposal: new gesture could ease the way active app is closed. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After certain point, semi - transparent red area(with x or text "close") appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag your finger to the bottom of the screen and the app closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to enable/disable it.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek and minimize app would work as now.

edit 1.11.: ...This way, swipe down to lock the phone would be available for use on the app acreens screens too.

 12 No.12 Revision

### Suggestion: new gesture to close appapp (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: new gesture a new gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed. closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area(with x area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close") "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. Drag If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen and the app closes. The whole thing could be as an option under settings, so that users have the freedom to enable/disable it.screen, the app closes.

edit 11.1.2014: Just wanted to add, that with above arrangements, peek Peek and minimize app would work as now.

edit 1.11.: ...This way, swipe down to lock the phone they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available for use on the app screens too.with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close app in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

 13 No.13 Revision

### Suggestion: new gesture to close app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a new gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close app in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

 14 No.14 Revision

### Suggestion: new gesture to close app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a new gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close app apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

 15 No.15 Revision

### Suggestion: new gesture to close app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a new gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
---------


### Suggestion: new revised gesture to close app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a new revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|  (X)   |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|  (X)  |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 17 No.17 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|  (X)    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|  (X)   |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 18 No.18 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close app apps (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|  (X)    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|  (X)    |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 19 No.19 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close apps the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|  (X)    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|  (X)    |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|  (X)    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|  (X)    |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 21 No.21 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 UI changes)

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|   (X)    |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|   (X)    |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 22 No.22 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 2.0 3.0 UI changes)

Edit by rozgwi: bumping this to bring it back to attention for SFOS 3 and the new top menu

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 ~~2.0~~ 3.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|   (X)   |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|   (X)   |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 23 No.23 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 3.0 UI changes)

Edit by rozgwi: bumping this to bring it back to attention for SFOS 3 and the new top menu

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS ~~2.0~~ 2.0 3.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|   (X)   |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|   (X)   |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.

 24 No.24 Revision

### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 3.0 UI changes)

Edit by rozgwi: bumping this to bring it back to attention for SFOS 3 and the new top menu

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 3.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|   (X)   |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|   (X)   |
---------


Edit 29.3. By janick: More correct headline, ascii graph modified.Even if only right swipes are illustrated, of course it should work for swipes from both sides.

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### Suggestion: revised gesture to close the active app (made relevant again by SFOS 3.0 UI changes)

Edit by rozgwi: bumping this to bring it back to attention for SFOS 3 and the new top menu

Here's a big proposal: a revised gesture that could ease the way the active app is closed even with the new Sailfish OS 2.0 3.0 UI concept. Here it goes: start sliding finger from either edge (l or r) with peek. Multitasking view starts to appear. After a certain point, a semi - transparent red area (maybe with an "x", or the text "close", or any other visual indicator) appears at the bottom of the screen. If you then drag your finger to this area at the bottom of the screen, the app closes.

Peek and minimize would work as they do now, the device locker / ambience changer would still be available with a swipe from the top edge, but we would recover a quick way to close the active application with a swipe gesture.

EDIT 08/03/2015: I just had this same idea (more than an year later than janick it seems) while thinking about a possible new gesture to close apps in SFOS 2.0 (since it seems that the swipe-down-to-close-an-app gesture may be removed in favour of the new ambience switcher / device locker). I was going to create a new thread but I found this one while doing it, so I'm editing this one instead of creating a new thread, I hope it makes sense.

I take the liberty of adding my ascii illustration of how it would look:

Close:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|      - -|<-*
|    /    |
|   \/    |
|   (X)   |
---------


Notice the similarity with minimize/move to back:

  ----------
|         |
|         |
|< - - - -|<-*
|         |
|         |
|   (X)   |
---------


Even if only right swipes are illustrated, of course it should work for swipes from both sides.