Spaces for iPad Cool?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by albbreinholt, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. albbreinholt macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I'm a college student and I think it would be great to switch between apps without having to hit the home button. Does anyone think it would be nice to switch between the first four open apps with a spaces type look or feel? If so how would you like to switch between apps? Let me know what you think.
  2. iRance macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
    When we get multitas- oh wait with that you have to press the home button twice. lol
  3. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    A four finger swipe gesture to activate it would be sick.
  4. albbreinholt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I think the current app switcher is to slow and clunky to be useful in class. A four finger swipe would work great though. Good idea.
  5. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    iOS 3.2 is completely unacceptable on the ipad all together, and makes it very difficult to use in class. i can't believe they shipped a tablet without native multitasking right off the bat. iOS 4 for iPad better not suck.
  6. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    Three spread fingers that you rotate. As you do, the open apps are shown in a smaller oblong window (same as open windows when you hit ALT+TAB in Windumb) which move along with the rotation, highlighting each app in sequence. When the desired app is highlited, just release to open.
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm not a fan of gestures that use more than two fingers -- I find it hard to hold down three or four fingers on the screen at the same time with enough pressure for them to register. Three is hard, and four is totally imposssible -- my little finger is a lot shorter than my other three fingers, it just doesn't feel comfortable to have to put all four fingers down on the screen at the same time.

    So what I'd like is something like hold on the screen with two fingers to go into switcher mode, then swipe right or left with one finger to switch apps, like in the Palm Pre. But whatever they do, having to hunt for the home button in order to switch between apps is more awkward on the iPad than on iPhone/touch, because you hold the iPad in all four directions, so you never know where the home button is at any given moment.

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