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Where's the Android 9, 2 button navigation option?

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By Zorachus, Senior Member on 30th October 2019, 08:59 PM
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Been trying hard to get used to the gesture navigation the past week I've had my Pixel 4 XL, but so used to a dedicated Back button, it's one of the things I've always liked about Android going back a decade, of always having a back button, and one of the reasons I hate iPhone, because they never had one.

Swiping to go back is the dumbest ****ing idea ever. So stupid. Like when in Messages, I'll swipe to go back, but then erase a text by accident. Or having to swipe more than once to have it actually work.

I liked the Android 9, two button navigation, wish we could go back to that. Right now I went old school to the 3 button nav, it's ok, and it sure as hell is quicker and works every time, compared to the lame gesture based navigation. But of the three, I prefer the Android 9 version best.
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30th October 2019, 09:19 PM |#2  
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Been trying hard to get used to the gesture navigation the past week I've had my Pixel 4 XL, but so used to a dedicated Back button, it's one of the things I've always liked about Android going back a decade, of always having a back button, and one of the reasons I hate iPhone, because they never had one.

Swiping to go back is the dumbest ****ing idea ever. So stupid. Like when in Messages, I'll swipe to go back, but then erase a text by accident. Or having to swipe more than once to have it actually work.

I liked the Android 9, two button navigation, wish we could go back to that. Right now I went old school to the 3 button nav, it's ok, and it sure as hell is quicker and works every time, compared to the lame gesture based navigation. But of the three, I prefer the Android 9 version best.

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30th October 2019, 09:52 PM |#3  
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Only the 3 and 3 XL has this option, the 4 and 4 XL does not.
30th October 2019, 09:56 PM |#4  
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It's gone. And that's probably because so many people bitched about it being half baked so I can't blame them for removing it.
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There is this: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...49&postcount=2

It's 3-button but it works like a charm

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Been trying hard to get used to the gesture navigation the past week I've had my Pixel 4 XL, but so used to a dedicated Back button, it's one of the things I've always liked about Android going back a decade, of always having a back button, and one of the reasons I hate iPhone, because they never had one.

Swiping to go back is the dumbest ****ing idea ever. So stupid. Like when in Messages, I'll swipe to go back, but then erase a text by accident. Or having to swipe more than once to have it actually work.

I liked the Android 9, two button navigation, wish we could go back to that. Right now I went old school to the 3 button nav, it's ok, and it sure as hell is quicker and works every time, compared to the lame gesture based navigation. But of the three, I prefer the Android 9 version best.

Settings, system, gestures, system navigation.....
31st October 2019, 12:17 AM |#7  
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Settings, system, gestures, system navigation.....

Only two options there:

iPhone like gesture
Old 3 button layout

Where's the 2 button Android 9 navigation I have on my Pixel 3 XL?
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Only two options there:

iPhone like gesture
Old 3 button layout

Where's the 2 button Android 9 navigation I have on my Pixel 3 XL?

ITS GONE!!! pixel 4 ditched it. Rightfully so.
31st October 2019, 05:14 PM |#9  
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my beef with the gesture navigation, is the lack of no Back key. And when in the Messages app, when I swipe back to go the home screen, half the time I need to swipe twice, or many times it erases a message, and I have to press Undo to bring back
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my beef with the gesture navigation, is the lack of no Back key. And when in the Messages app, when I swipe back to go the home screen, half the time I need to swipe twice, or many times it erases a message, and I have to press Undo to bring back

Sounds like you're trying to perform the back gesture where the keyboard is. Try doing in above the keyboard so it doesn't do any actions on your keyboard. Personally I switched to fluid navigation gestures because they offer more customization for where the gestures can be performed along with additional features.
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my beef with the gesture navigation, is the lack of no Back key. And when in the Messages app, when I swipe back to go the home screen, half the time I need to swipe twice, or many times it erases a message, and I have to press Undo to bring back

Lol I've done that in the message app too. They seriously need to allow us to disable swipe to archive.
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