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Gestures for multitasking?

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17th October 2011, 04:53 PM   |  #1  
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I dont know if this is possible within the framework of Honeycomb, but I was wondering if I was possible to add gesture control using a root-access app?

Personally, I'm only looking for one feature: WebOS style task switching. I love the way Honeycomb multitasks, but I wish I could just swipe up from the bottom of the screen (starting on the bezel below the screen) and have it open up Honeycomb's app switcher. For reference, WaveLauncher implements similar WebOS-lite utility with a similarly implemented gesture implementation.

And just for the hell of it, I think it would be great if there could be an option to open the task switcher horizontally across the middle of the screen. I know I know, "Go buy a touchpad!" I'm just saying I think it would be awesome, and I'm certain others would think so too.

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17th October 2011, 05:31 PM   |  #2  
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there's this app call dock4droid. you can find it in the market. some member post about this app some time ago here. I am using that app now. it works great.you can choose to put it on left/right top or down, anywhere you like. it will show recent app, and you can customize what app to appear on that dock.

sorry for my poor explanation. download it and have a try, it should fits what you want. I think. There's a free version of it.

p/s : i never touch the multitask button ever since i used this app it's kinda lag for me
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I am I afraid there is no good solution, and each app that overlay your screen like this one will make your tablet lag :(
17th October 2011, 09:16 PM   |  #4  
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Normaly I switch betwen 2 apps, it would be nice being able to one click switch between them
18th October 2011, 01:36 AM   |  #5  
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Normaly I switch betwen 2 apps, it would be nice being able to one click switch between them

I agree. Just a "Quickswitch" button that switched between the last 2 used apps would be awesome.
18th October 2011, 08:49 AM   |  #6  
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I agree. Just a "Quickswitch" button that switched between the last 2 used apps would be awesome.

hmm, we already have something like a "2-click-switcher"...

but the idea of swithcing tasks like in webos is really charming :))

would love to have this, too.
18th October 2011, 03:55 PM   |  #7  
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hmm, we already have something like a "2-click-switcher"...

but the idea of swithcing tasks like in webos is really charming :))

would love to have this, too.

I was thinking more along the lines of an individual button next to the task switcher. It's surprising how much quicker & intuitive things feel when there is only one action needed to be performed (one swipe, one button press, etc.).

Anyway, I'm just sorta spitballin' in this thread. I've been using an Android phone for over a year now, and my tablet for a few months, and I still haven't been able to get over missing WebOS style multitasking. That's not to say I'm dogging on Android's, it works well, it's just not the absolute best.
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Is there any minimize button? It wold be what I need
23rd October 2011, 10:55 PM   |  #9  
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Is there any minimize button? It wold be what I need

The home button :-p

This is a great idea, but may only be possible on rooted phones with custom ROMs. I am going to look into an implementation that does not toll performance or battery. Perhaps a simple widget at the bottom of the home screen? Then again that would require going home first, making the widget redundant.
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Originally Posted by irishtexmex

I dont know if this is possible within the framework of Honeycomb, but I was wondering if I was possible to add gesture control using a root-access app?

Personally, I'm only looking for one feature: WebOS style task switching. I love the way Honeycomb multitasks, but I wish I could just swipe up from the bottom of the screen (starting on the bezel below the screen) and have it open up Honeycomb's app switcher. For reference, WaveLauncher implements similar WebOS-lite utility with a similarly implemented gesture implementation.

And just for the hell of it, I think it would be great if there could be an option to open the task switcher horizontally across the middle of the screen. I know I know, "Go buy a touchpad!" I'm just saying I think it would be awesome, and I'm certain others would think so too.

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So exactly like the blackberry Playbook... that's exactly what it does ... swipe from bezel to open multitasking

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