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Access to NC and CC in full screen apps

GreyOS

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This has been a pet peeve of mine since NC debuted in iOS 5.

As I'm sure you're all aware of, access to these areas when the app is full screen/has the status bar hidden requires two swipes, the second has to be from the small tab that appears after the first.

This always takes me a few attempts and is quite frustrating.

My impression going back to iOS 5 was always that this was so that apps that rely on lots of touch input, like games, which typically run full screen, could prevent input being misinterpreted as NC/CC access.

But for me and the apps I typically use, this solution does more harm than good.

The video player requires two swipes, even though it requires minimal touch input to use and a swipe from top or bottom is almost certainly going to be intended to access those areas.

Safari in fullscreen landscape on iPhone now requires it... Why??

I really think it's time to let apps override the default for this, and enable direct access in fullscreen if it's appropriate for the app in question. If it's already doable I wish apple would apply it to their own apps which I think are wrongly employing the double swipe feature.
 

teidon

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The grapper is not a pull tab. It's an indicator that you have to do it again. So swipe twice from the bottom or top.

And the main reason for that feature is probably games. Games usually require you to touch or swipe all over the screen so it's very easy to accidentally activate those features. Which quickly becames annoying and/or causes something bad to happen in the game.
 
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GreyOS

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Apr 12, 2012
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The grapper is not a pull tab. It's an indicator that you have to do it again. So swipe twice from the bottom or top.

And the main reason for that feature is probably games. Games usually require you to touch or swipe all over the screen so it's very easy to accidentally activate those features. Which quickly becames annoying and/or causes something bad to happen in the game.
Yeah, if you read my OP I kinda go over this (games) and talk about the cases where it's NOT necessary, and how I wish direct access was allowed there. Please read it :)

And it IS a pull tab, because you have to pull the tab. A second swipe anywhere else along the top or bottom edge is not valid. It has to be on the tab.
 

teidon

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And it IS a pull tab, because you have to pull the tab. A second swipe anywhere else along the top or bottom edge is not valid. It has to be on the tab.
I stand corrected. But still, make sure that the second touch begins outside of the screen. If you are trying to pull the tab the touch might begin inside of the screen.

And it's true that it's pointless to have that feature for every fullscreen app. Especially that portrait/landscape Safari thing is weird at best. It would probably be best to let app developers make the right choice for their apps. And should app developers want to expose that setting to their users there's nothing to stop them. But I don't want to see (pointless) extra settings in Settings. Especially because a global "full screen apps require two swipes" setting won't cut it and having that as app-by-app would be painful for user. I just want things to work without needing to mess with settings.
 
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