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I can't stop recommending it. Combined with a hidden navigation bar it completely transforms your Android experience. Especially with a big phone, it's easier to navigate from the right edge than reaching down to the bottom left for buttons or OnePlus-style gestures.
I especially enjoy doing this ↪️ quick gesture over the right edge to switch between recent apps. While it looks unintuitive on paper, it feels really satisfying in practice.
Got my Note8 recently and this being my first phone with softkeys, I decided to hide them and came across an app to enable gestures to control the device.
App's name is Edge Gestures. Works very well and helps me get iOS like gestures on my device without root. Another popular app is "All in one gestures" but it seems to be resource hungry and requires a lot of permissions.
App: Edge Gestures.
Hide the navbar with the tweak here to get real estate and prevent anti-burn-in in that area while also making the long screen look like it should, and then use an interface-less swiping system instead of the nav bar!
It makes the edge not pointless, and MASSIVELY helps one-handed use.
The review overall is interesting and whatnot but what really got me was the bezel gestures that are actually convenient and seamless to use. If someone knows about an app that can recreate this I'd love to give this a shot irl and I guess a lot of people with galaxy edge devices would appreciate this options more than what TouchWiz offers.
Edit: I've succesfully recreated the swipe up/down to switch between apps using Edge gestures ($0.99) and [Last App Switcher] (Free) but it's not a very elegant solution and I still have no idea if a scrolling gesture (eg the brigtness thing in the vdeo) is possible. I'll keep digging and any suggestion would be appreciated.
Edge gestures lets you swipe up/down/left on the left and right sides as well, which expands the amount of gestures you can do with just the sides
I'm pretty fond of Edge Gestures.
I use it on my S8 that is constantly in immersive mode. I have it set up so that a swipe from the bottom right edge is Back, a swipe up along the edge is Recent Apps, and a swipe down is the notification bar. No need to set a gesture for Home since the S8 Home button is always click-able.
I use edge gestures
Im not sure it works on pie/one ui but its great with the note. It costs a couple bucks but well worth it
Edit: just fyi, not the developer just wanted to share something I use everyday and warn people its not free but cheap and useful
> I actually miss this on my note 9
I use Edge Gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_US
Though there are also several other free alternatives like: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conena.navigation.gesture.control
I know it might not be what you want but I really like Edge Gestures. You can set it so a swipe from the side of the screen then up or down will adjust brightness. Works well.
Check out this app edge gestures - I have it set up on my S8+ so I can swipe up for home, swipe in from the left edge to go back, hold left edge for recent apps, and a few others.
Also you not sure about face unlock on the S8 as I've never set it up, but you can use iris unlock and fingerprint lock at the same time and unlock using whichever is more convenient at the time.
Only thing I know of is this but I only found it from Reddit so YMMV. I would just buy it and see if it works for you. If not then I believe you can return it.
I just switched to the S10 after having an iPhone X and, while that's a nice feature, Android scrolling doesn't have the same "slow/smooth scrolling" that iOS does so getting to the top of the page is less of a struggle.
So there's an app literally called "Edge Gestures" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
It allows the edges of my screen to operate as "buttons". So can swipe right from the left edge and I can "go back" like the back button. If I swipe left from the right edge of my screen I can change apps like the button. I did add a volume and screen brightness option to the edge options. That's simply swiping left or right respectively and going up or down. So I change my brightness and volume really easily now.
Let me know if that doesnt make sense and I can try to reword all that^^
I use Edge Gestures on my OP6. It works great although the app is not free. I reduced the height and width of the right bar and to activate google search I swipe in and hold from the left edge. I highly recommend the purchase.
I used the non-root app Edge Gestures before and it was pretty solid, but there's definitely a reliability and performance bump using the Xposed app.
It's not the same thing. That's coming from someone who modded their phone to work with gestures alone. Even though using gestures is better for me than having the navigation bar, you need to perform the gesture and then the action will take place. Sync, and for that matter iOS, does it while doing the gesture, not after. It works, yes, but it is not the same thing.
Also the app you linked is hot garbage. It has unneeded permissions and if you disable any on them it won't open. Use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Or, you can install Edge Gestures and configure the edge swipe-down action to bring down your notification shade
Oh sorry. I thought I was on r/androidapps.
It's this one.
It isn't exactly a slide up and down action to adjust the brightness. It's more or a slide left and slide up or down, but it works really well once you've set it up. You can also have multiple commands for different swipes.
Try Edge Gestures, in addition to the basic function of swipe from left edge for back, it gives you a massive amount of control, but very easy to set up, allows for other gestures like double tap of left/right/bottom edge, tap and hold, slide up/down for volume and etc. Allows for customization of swiping area, triggering sensitivity, and app blacklists. It doesn't abuse permissions either, unlike some other gesture apps.
Edge gestures is great
I set up the left edge to swipe in for back button, down for notification and up for multitask. Can set lots of swipe / hold patterns to whatever you want!
You can also set dead zones where it won't respond.
I find it better than Samsung's one handed as I don't like the diagonal swipe.
Honestly, I feel that the Home Button is good where it's currently at, because it allows perfect reach with one-hand when I use the phone with either left or right hand. If it was to only one side, it'll make the other hand harder to reach for it.
Not much problems with the fingerprint scanner too when I use phone with left hand. When I'm on left hand, thumb is placed where the Bixby Button is, left index can reach fingerprint scanner easily, and thumb can swipe down to the Home Button easily too.
But, that's just me. Perhaps you only hold your phone with right hand and have smaller hands too...
Sadly, you can't relocate the navigation bar or the Pressure-Sensitive part of the screen.
You have only two options:
1) Go to Settings>Accessibility>Dexterity and Interaction>Assistant Menu
This will create a customizable floating bubble that you can place where ever you want on the screen. So tapping it will open up the Menu you for you to pick which action you want to do. TIP: If you remove all actions but one, such as Home Button, then tapping that button will perform that action immediately.
2) You'll have to download a 3rd party app like: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en
Then set it up on the right side so you can have it function as a Home Button.
Edge Gestures. Very customizeable.
I have it setup so a left edge swipe = back. Swipe up on right edge is app switcher, swipe down on right edge is home.
You can also set long press, short presses, press + drag, etc. I just set Immersive mode on all the time except for Nova because of this.
Not sure if anything can be done via ADB or Rooting, but try this App:
Download edge gestures from the app stores (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures)
I also had this problem with the gestures and tried several apps. And everything works wonderfully with this app
You just have to turn off the miui battery optimizer on this app, turn on autostart, and lock? (or pin. Idk what's the correct name) it.
After you did everything correctly it should work wonderfully
You could do this with the Edge Gestures app. Install the app and set the width and height of the edges to match your curvature. Once done, set the action as "Disabled until next touch". Or you could set it to launch a dummy application or something.
I'm not sure how effective this would be on a curved screen device (I don't have one), but it's worth a shot - might need to play around with the settings bit to get it working the way you want.
Hey man, check out the Edge Gestures app. Allows you to add swipe gestures on the edge of the phone to do tons of things, but for you, the swipe down on the edge works great for pulling the app drawer down.
I didn't see anyone mention Edge Gestures. I use it mostly for back gestures and screen brightness, but you can set it up for many different things and especially great for the XL size. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Edge gestures was my go to for ages but recently switched to oneplus gestures, I found it worked better when I used adb commands to hide my nav bar.
That would only be applicable in Nova Launcher, they don't apply system-wide. All-in-One works systems wide. However, it does have a ridiculous amount of permissions compared to it's paid competitor Edge Gestures. The only issue I have with Edge Gestures is it's not completely systemwide, it doesn't work on many Samsung apps like Internet, or in the settings menu while All-in-One does. The good thing about Edge Gestures is that it does allow you to pick which apps you can exclude from the gestures which is a nice feature.
A launcher doesn't help you swipe to the previous page. The launcher gestures only work on the home screen.
Use edge gestures app instead.
This has been great for me: edge gestures
It lets you add gestures to the edges of your screen. I slide my thumb up the left edge to activate the recents menu, in toward the screen for back and down for notifications.
Playing on TW (mostly due to starting before EN was even announced). I have 0 ability to read the text, but luckily when I started, the Google assistant was still able to translate the text on screen (but then they removed that functionality). Nowadays I just share screen regions to Google Lens, which I've bound to a screen edge gesture.
The UI doesn't really change, so most things need to be translated only once, if even that, because there's a surprising amount of English in the more commonly used UI elements. And I also have memorialized most of the dolls' skills, so I don't have to visit the wiki all that often. (Yes, I recognize I might be a little too into GF...)
I followed this guide
I used this app and other 3rd party gesture apps work
I totally understand but to use stock android option you have to install custom ROM.
You can use a third party gestures app. I use edge gestures and I know there's more apps like that.
Check out Edge Gestures. I want to use my phone with one hand too and this has made it possible. I utilize the screen and especially the edges now.
For example, I swipe down on edge to pull down the notification shade, I swipe left to go back, I swipe left and hold for recent apps, etc.
I just went to the settings and turned on Navigation Gestures so that I have a full screen and no navigation bar. And then I just use Edge Gestures for all my navigating. Makes the experience so much better.
Swipe from the right edge to left to go back.
Swipe down on edge to open recent apps.
Swipe up on edge to drop notification bar.
Swipe from right to center, and then up or down to control volume.
Double tap edge to go home.
Navigation is so much nicer and works well with the edge display
Have you tried Edge Gestures or any similar app? I can swipe from either edge of my screen to go back no matter what app I'm running.
It's an app:
You can choose between the new Oneplus gestures, the new Android gestures and On-Screen buttons.
I'm using the Oneplus gestures in combination with the Edge Gestures App. It's a nice addition to the normal gestures and allows for swipes from the right and the left with additional functions. (I'm using the Flip Case and most of the time swiping from the left or right edge feels much more natural than reaching way down to the bottom edge.)
Btw. You can go to the previous app by swiping up + hold and swipe right. Give it a try, it's quite good.
I like it! I used to use all-in-one gestures religiously and transitioned to Edge Gestures - I think it overall functions better and has more gesture options and it also has the slider brightness that you use and volume - just a suggestion! Which rotation app do you use specifically?
Here you go
Make a folder called "EdgeGestures_backups" in sdcard and save the prefs file in that folder. Then open Edge Gestures, go to Common tab and press Restore.
Check the Bottom tab to see all the gestures.
I've been using this for a few months. I actually disabled my on-screen navigation bar and status bar with interactive mode. Edge gestures lets you put a back button on the sides of your phone. I find it really simple to just swipe and then slide up and down to adjust brightness. It's completely changed the way I use my phone.
P20 Pro fingerprint reader gestures + Edge Gestures on the right edge: swipe left to go back, swipe down for notifications, swipe up for app switcher, swipe left and hold for previous app.
I've been using Edge gestures on my ph-1 for about 5 months now. It really is an intuitive and ideal navigation system... Just as quick as the default nav system. Home, back, recent apps, split screen, etc... I've also removed the nav bar using the command line https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
long press for home, short press for Back button, swipe left/right to show running apps list
or you could just use virtual navigation bar which allows more functionality
personally i find any navigation in bottom of screen unbearable after months with Edge gestures set to right edge (swipe up to home, left to back, left and right to previous app and long tap for recents), the best 1.5€ spent on app
I use Edge Gestures for gesture navigation. I have it configured for gestures on the right edge:
Home = swipe down
Recent apps = swipe up
Back = swipe left
Plus some other actions.
You would use a gesture navigation app like Edge Gestures or All in one Gestures. Also, if you don't have your nav bar completely hidden, you can't really use gestures from the bottom of the screen because it'll just swipe up your nav bar.
Edge Gestures is what I use, and there's an APK which removes your navbar for good, so it doesn't come up when you swipe from the bottom of the screen.
I use edge gestures app to go back. Works on all apps. I basically just set gestures for everything. Down is home, up is recents, swipe left to go back, etc. I have the nav bar disabled even on the home screen. Only comes up with the keyboard.
I only use the force touch home to unlock and that's about it.
That seems to be the functionality of the Back Button.
Essentially you're just placing a tiny swiping area on the left side that calls up the Back command.
You won't get the visual animation effects, and avoid making the touch area too big because swiping from left is usually the behavior to open the Left Navigation Drawer inside apps.
I'm using Edge Gesture which allows me to navigate just by swiping on the right edge of the screen. Here my setup and the activation area. The app is really incredible and very customizable ��
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Guide to hide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6p/general/guide-hide-navigation-bar-status-bar-app-t3509747
I recommend to use edge gestures for navigation instead of navbar: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
If my phone is laying flat on a table, I like to use the built in gesture navigation. Otherwise, I use Edge Gestures. I do swipe down to go home, swipe down and hold to pull down notifications. and swipe up to go to recents.
Use an edge gestures app that works with the notification shade. I use this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
It's definitely worth the $1.49 in my opinion. I recommend everyone to use it with sesame as well. Just makes your phone much more useful.
Double tap on back or swipe down at bottom like others mentioned are the built in options.
Another option is getting the Edge Gestures app which can do it with a swipe on the edge of the screen from any app and it can do tons of other awesome stuff.
Lockscreen Widgets is in early access and it doesn't have a share link weirdly but it's called "Lockscreen Widgets (Early Access) by Zachary Wander" so should show up by search
I'm using Nova launcher and for gestures I'm using Edge Gestures.
You can also use Fluid Navigation Gestures.
You can use a 3rd party gesture implementation. Samsung has one-handed mode+. For others you can use something like Fluid navigation gestures or Edge Gestures[paid]
I use edge gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_IN&gl=US
There's a swipe from left/right + hold and drag up/down to control brightness. Probably the one thing I do the most day-to-day
Edge gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en&gl=US
in one of the features, you can pull it from the edge and just motion gesture up or down for volume all in one motion.
It has way way more features than this btw. You can motion gesture the power button, brightness, flash light, go to specific apps, screenshot, activate certain functions, etc etc. You can customize each function to a specific gesture. i barely touch the buttons on my phone anymore.
You could try Edge Gestures. It works better if you can switch off the gesture navigation that is built-in. It might not b3 3xactly how you want it to be for swiping up from the bottom. You will probably end up with the old three button menu, so you will have to swipe up from just about them.
I used to use it. I switched to Edge Gestures a while back though. I bought it with my Google Play Rewards credit. It is very similar to Fluid, but it was updated last in December of last year.
i also use Good Lock One Hand Operation, but since it's not available in your region, you could use Edge Gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_US&gl=US
i used to use this on my Pixels and it is very customizable for both sides of the phone.
i used to do drag and hold to "alt+tab" in between apps, but i think there's another option to just cycle through your apps one at a time as well.
can you just install the Good Lock One Hand apk manually and have it work?
I used to use that. I have since switched to Edge Gestures which was last updated in December of 2021.
I recommend it. It is very much like FNG. It is a paid app though.
Yeah good lock is going to make it hard for me to ever switch brands, that's for sure.
For the side navigations though, you can use Edge Gestures. I like it better because I can set the gesture to be straight up or down rather than diagonal. I feel they're easier to do without accidentally doing a left gesture. Plus can set it up to disable it briefly with a tap.
great post, i also would recommend edge gestures.
love that u can customise a lot. the best feature is scroll to top which i miss in android.
I use Edge Gestures to do similar stuff. I used to have this plus Fluid Navigation Gestures on my Pixel 2 XL but I switched to the native gestures when migrating to my Pixel 6 due to not knowing how root was going to pan out.
The main thing I use Edge Gestures for is swipe down on right side of screen brings down the notification shade. You can set it to either bring down quick settings only, or the full shade. Press and hold on right side of screen emulates a long power button press. This one came from my 2 XL power button being screwed up and it's habit now.
Newer phones all share the horrible aspect ratio (20:9 in the case of the 5a). The Pixel XL's 16:9 was far superior. Phones aren't getting bigger - just taller.
To answer your question - no, you can't modify the existing Android gesture area in some way. However, you could experiment with something like Edge Gestures.
Edge Gestures lets you perform gestures/actions on the sides of your phone. I transitioned from using Note phones to a pixel and still prefer Samsung's OHO+, but this works well enough.
If you're going to replace the nav buttons with gestures, it feels so much more natural to use gestures on the side where your thumb naturally rests.
Have you checked out Edge Gestures (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_US&gl=US)
Haven't used it myself, but it looks like it might come close to what you're looking for.
I use an app called Edge Gestures that gives you left and right side edge zones to perform actions.
I have right side swipe down configured for "Expand quick settings menu", which emulates a double pull down / two finger pull down so you get the full expanded menu with notifications at bottom.
I have right side swipe down configured for "Expand quick settings menu", which emulates either a double pull down / two finger pull down so you get the full expanded menu with notifications at bottom.
You could try using this app
Check out "Edge Gestures" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
I use it with nova launcher and full screen gestures turned on.
You can customize it like you like, I have 3 sides turned on. Like swipe from left, and right go back, slide from up down media volume, down up screenshot. Slide from middle up, go home, slide up and hold recents apps, hold down (middle) splitscreen. Slide from left up and down hold, chande brithness with procent, slide from right up and down volume with procent. It's crazy what you can change.
I have the redmi k30 pro zoom with chinese rom and gapps, 12.5.2 .
(Every reboot or system crash I have to turn off the buttons and turn on full screen gestures to have a clean screen)
Also the poco f2 pro 12.5 the same with edge gestures and nova launcher bèta.
Thanks very much for your reply.
Is it this app you mean?
Was thinking about it a little and one way to do it would be to have a pie icon run a task that opens the app drawer and then AutoInput find the folder name...
Seems a bit cumbersome and I'd really like to be able to have the folder on screen the same way you can open apps in pop up view.
Thought I'd replied to these...? 🤔
Okay, again it is then!
Thanks very much for your help. I just had a quick play around with the specific tasks mentioned and just adding a load last app instead of the show recents works great.
Not what I actually intended, but I have my edge gestures mapped to a close all apps task for when I've finished using my phone, so it's really only hanging in the background for a short time.
While I'm at it, if anyone reading is looking for a gestures app (no root) the one linked below is awesome. I've gone from ubikitouch to pie controls and now this which is way way better.
I use this app Edge Gestures, to mimic the Samsung one-handed swipe system.
It mimics it exactly. No idea if Android 11 security features for overlaying apps will mess it up.
Edge Gestures does everything One Hand Operation + can, does it better, and does it on any device. I use both apps on my Note 9, and Edge Gestures is just far superior with tons more options, pie control, and available gesture assignments. Best gesture experience on Android. Get it, regardless of whether you use a Samsung device or anything else.
When you have a screen that goes to the extremities of the top and bottom of the phone it becomes much more difficult to use one handed without shifting your hand about. On my old Mi Mix 3 I had to switch to using Edge Gestures as it was cumbersome to reach to the bottom to use virtual buttons or gestures. I also had to shift the keyboard up. These fixes couldn't shift interactable things at the bottom of apps. Obviously you have to reach up higher to reach the top of the screen if the bezel is replaced with screen.
It isn't the bezels that I'm really bothered about with the SE (they look bad and did in 2014 when the design debuted but that isn't what we're talking about here). It's the fact that because they have the home button under the screen you still have to reach down as far as if there were no bezel.
The official Samsung app, One Hand Operation + app, is very nice for one handed use. It activates side gestures that are very practical.
You can access the top bar. Back and Forward. Home. It is really great. Even functional on my Tab S6.
The closest app I found that can mimic the Official Samsung One Hand Operation app is Edge Gestures. I think is not as perfect, but has the foundational stuff all solid. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
(Adjusting media volume - from screen edge swipe left and then up and down to control volume level. Works also with brightness same way so you can apply it to the other screen side.)
Thanks for the response. Is this the app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures so let's say I don't want the slide to left and right to go back but the slide up to go back can I still keep the close animation?
Since I don't see a lot of real world examples in this thread of how this will affect people, I looked to see what apps of mine use the "display over other apps" permission. Two of the most useful apps on my phone are Edge Gestures and Powerline and they both use this permission. Edge Gestures allows me to set up shortcuts to open applications or other shortcuts by swiping or tapping on the edge of the screen while in any application. Powerline lets you set up indicator bars along the edge of your screen that shows your battery, volume, storage, etc. I will really miss these apps if they are in fact unable to exist due to removal of this permission.
Edge Gestures, it supports many different gesture types: Tap, Double tap, Long press, Swipe, Swipe and hold, Pull and slide, and Pie controls
Someone mentioned fluid gestures, but I use edge gestures (app) use the right edge for everything. Swipe left is back, swipe up (on the edge only) is home, swipe down is recents, left and hold switch to previous, down and hold split screen, up and hold paste...
I use the below. Swipe down on the side of the screen in any app to pull down the notifications. Super customizable and works beautifully.
Yeah, I like my combo of the 2-button nav plus Edge Gestures. Especially since they majorly improved the performance of the 2-button nav gestures.
I use this app instead, not as convenient since you gotta do it manually with a gesture but it's pretty fast and easy and doesn't go crazy like auto brightness.
I also removed the status bar. I actually created a tasker task to work along with SystemUI tuner to make it so if I swipe from the right side of the even and hold, the status bar toggles. It's super easy and I get to use the whole entire screen when reading now. Plus, no burn in!
I did have to pay for this app though to get the side swipe to trigger the tasker profile, but it's really a fantastic app and works with family library so I don't mind.
I bought this one. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures . Using mostly default settings but essentially using both allows you to use regular OP gestures like home, back, recent apps, then edge gestures for back, slide up on both sides also gets recent apps. Swiping down on the left side gives notifications where the right side gives quick settings. You'll have to play around with the settings but the app was worth the few dollars
There are tons of gesture apps on play store that add swiping actions. The two best gesture apps that i would recommend are Edge Gestures and Fluid Navigation Gestures.
To anyone having this issue, use the app Edge Gestures so that you can use swipe gestures to navigate.
Also, be sure to use the one handed keyboard to truly become as Gods. Press and hold the comma key, then slide up and right to select one handed mode.
The best geatures app out there
I've tried mist of them, the latest version of this is king of them all.
Particulary useful features is setting up a "sliding gesture", for example, I can adjust my brightness by just sliding from the edge.
Manufactures' gestures are good (don't like just Pixel's), but you cant configure them as well as here.
> Although how is the browser even usable without one?
I use a gestures app.
Usually I have no issues with apps displaying incorrectly, though.
It could also be the theming applied. Who knows...
Thanks for solving my question, btw.
But doesn't One Hand+ only have a gesture for "Back" or bring up a mini navbar?
I'd recommend something like Edge Gestures
You have to double tap the dot to lock the navigation bar (the notification bar is at the top of the screen and auto hides depending on the app you are using).
If you want to try using the phone with the navigation bar hidden, I'd suggest installing an app like Edge Gestures that will allow you to bind swipes from the edge(s) of your screen to the "recents" and "back" buttons.
For example, I have Edge Gestures setup to so swiping from the edge to the center of the screen is "back", swiping up towards the notification bar along the edge is "recents", swiping towards the center of the screen and then up or down (like a sideways "T") controls my media volume, and swiping down towards the navigation bar along the edge pulls down my notification shade; there are a lot more gestures and functions you are assign to any gesture as well.
Before my Note 9, I had a S8+ as well and I've been using my phone sans navigation bar and with Edge Gestures for as long as I can remember (whenever they added the ability to hide the nav bar on the S8+). For me, it's a lot faster and easier to navigate without need to stretch my thumb across the screen plus you gain the extra permanent screen space.
Edge Gestures (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures) allows you to add gesture commands.
I have one set so when I swipe down on an edge, it opens my quick settings (aka settings + notifications pulled down)
Also have it set up to replace the nav bar buttons.
The iOS style swipe from the left to go back is quite convenient, especially with super long screened devices. It's pretty intuitive and faster than reaching the far left hand corner to tap the back button. If you want to try, use Edge Gestures, it allows for app blacklisting and doesn't use nearly as many misc permissions as All-in-One gestures.
This is a good alternative: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
No root or ADB. Just piggybacks on accessibility services. This means it's a hair less responsive and has a couple of limitations, but it's worth a go.
I've used iPhones and recently the Pixel 2 for about 5 months and just switched to a Pixel 2 XL. I wasn't really a fan of iOS but it works. I wasn't really into bigger phones and there is no way I would have gotten an XL with this app: Edge Gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures With it, the XL is awesome. Yes there is some blue when turned sideways, but other wise, the screen looks great. One thing I noticed though, is the XL is not quite as snappy as the regular Pixel 2. I guess the more pixel make a difference. But, it almost seems smoother than the regular Pixel.
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I like Gboard a lot but Swiftkey is good too.
The app edge gestures is great for easier navigation of the phone. I have mine set so swipe in from the left side is back, long press the right side for recent apps, swipe up from the bottom of the screen for home.
I use gestures for navigation. So far I used "All in one Gestures", but another commenter alerted me to the fact that the app requires a questionable amount of permissions that it shouldn't need. So I changed to Edge Gestures (1,50€) and I've been really happy with it. I like the settings more. I emailed the developer about the possibility of having different witdth settings for horizontal and vertical edges, and he said it would be in the next update. Stand-up guy. Absolutely worth the money for me.
Edge Gestures is an app I use everyday. It brings gesture control to android and it works fairly well (no-root).
I can only recommend Edge Gestures, very customizable.
Just use Edge Gestures. I've always found it more handy than fingerprint gestures.
aurora store as replacement for yalp/play store
edge gestures (paid) superior customizable solution for gestures navigation yet people keep messing with other inferior apps or built in solutions, tried almost all of them, none of them come even close to edge gestures
migrate / oandbackup are relatively unknown compared to titanium backup, but also very good
edit: also Haven for securing your place
I use it edge gestures
All in one gesture is a good app but last time I tried it was forcing me to allow some permissions to use the app.
If you need a privacy friendly solution, you can try Edge gestures. It's a paid app. But It doesn't ask unnecessary permission. It doesn't ask internet permission. So your data is safe.
If you can't afford it and still need a free solution, then you can try swiftly switch.
If you like dedicated gesture button. Then you can try this free app. J-touch. Again No ads, Doesn't ask internet permission. So no privacy issues. Try it it's an awesome app!
Edge Gestures , swipe navigation, last one is All-in-one gestures- awesome app but asks permissions forcefully.
>How to Use All in one gestures - Video Guide
Google Pixel 2, configured for immersive mode. I'm using Edge Gestures for navigation.
KWGT - I mangled the "62" preset from Ocea KWGT. Touch the clock to open my alarms, the date to review my calendar, and the weather to view weather details.
Delta icons (wish the chess icon included red).
Edge gestures is more customizable and also has the black blob now.
Different approaches, every of them had some advantages and disadvantages, I personally use and prefer Edge Gestures, it works fast, easy, fluid, intuitive and in my case got second nature to swipe all the time on the right edge while holding my S8+ one handed
Are you specifically referring to this App ?
I'll try and make a list a little different than your typical one
Edge Gestures: The edge gesture app from Good Lock is good, but I prefer this one because of the amount of customization and options you get.
Fuelio: Great app for tracking gas usage for your car. Gives a lot of info and can back up to google drive
NavBar Apps: Nice customization for you nav bar. You can change the color per app, add pictures, add a visualizer for you music, and more.
Sesame: A search bar that searches not only google, but your apps, messages, and phone records as well.
There are a lot of other great apps, but these are some I find super useful and never see mentioned =)
He's talking about this awesome app, I can also highly recommend it
> Xposed edge
Edge Gestures. Brilliant app, doesn't even require root.
> Something to disable 'FLAG_SECURE' in some apps
You could use App Cloner to make a clone of the app and change whatever you like in the clone. Has a ton of options.
> YouTube Swipe to Seek
Just install YouTube Vanced, has swipe to seek, dark mod, background playback and more importantly - no ads!
Im not sure it works on pie/one ui but its great with the note 8. It costs a couple bucks but its worth it
That gesture feature is only available in Chinese version as of now. You can use apps like Edge gestures, gesture controls, J-touch for gesture functionality.
Also It uses LCD sceeen. So It won't have screen burn in problem.
Always hide and using Edge Gestures for navigation.
this should be able to emulate the functionality https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Try Edge Gestures.
Been using it for a year and it's great for exactly what you wanted and much more.
Try this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Edge Gestures is great. No need to look anywhere else really.
Other popular gesture navigation apps are Edge Gestures, All in one Gestures and Swipe Navigation. There are quite a few options out there and everyone has their favorites. You should give them a try if you can.
Edge Gesture app. It singlehandedly (pun intended) made this phone easier to handle with one hand.
I prefer Edge Gestures out of the ones I've tried.
Yup, with many more customizations
I assume that question 3,4 and 5 is solved now. For question 1,
> 1. Tap to reach to the top:
I am also not sure if you can increase scrolling speed from settings. But I am using Edge Gestures for "single tap to scroll all the way to the top" functionality. You can choose trigger action and part of edge by changing settings. I keep it on right edge. check this.
Edge gestures also has fast scrolling option. But It's not very effective for me. I think It will take some time to get used to those gestures.
Are you talking about photos in Dropbox app or Photos in default Gallery app on OnePlus 5T?
I don't use Dropbox. So I don't know what's the issue with it. But If your issue is related to sort/View options in gallery app. You can try other gallery apps like,
F-stop & Foto gallery - For more customisation
Simple gallery & Camera roll - Basic gallery apps.
> Additional note:
Since you are new to Android I would recommend you to install apps only from playstore and stay away from battery booster, cpu cooler, Anti virus apps, apps that ask unnecessary permissions, some Chinese browser apps, cleaner apps. They just don't work. Read this comment for more details.
If you need some good app suggestions. Read these lists.
> Reddit app:
If you are regular user of reddit, try other reddit apps. Try Joey for Reddit. It's free app without any ads and it has good amount of customisation.
I set it so that if I hold the edge bar down, I scroll to the top.
I heavily recommend Edge gestures and navigation
It's paid but it's what I wanted and more.
> * The phone requires you to use both hands to use comfortably. Depending on your preference, the large size of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can be a bit much
/u/imzaeem try out the official Samsung One Hand Operation Plus in the Samsung app store.
Or this Google app store equivalent emulating the experience. Edge Gestures
Set a swipe to bring down the top panel. A swipe to switch between apps. And a swipe to go back.
Here is a screenshot of my settings.
You can also do it really easily with Edge Gestures.
This is the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
That I use in conjunction with the Android q gestures.
I use this to manually change the brightness from the side of my screen. It has an option for volume, too.
Sounds like Edge Gestures to me.
How does this measures up against Edge Gestures ?
I prefer Edge Gestures.
I have hidden the navigation bar and set up Edge Gestures. This way you get to use the entire display!
You can use Edge Gestures .
>Swipe to go back gesture
You could install a gesture app like Edge Gestures, Swipe Navigation or All in one Gestures, then assign gestures for home, back and recent so you don't have to use the navigation bar at all.
<strong>Edge Gestures</strong> - Search for "Edge Gestures" on the <strong>Play Store</strong>
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One can use "Edge Gestures" from the play store.
Check out edge gestures app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
OP said Edge Gestures.
For non rooted device,
this! Can confirm it works perfectly fine, I love it :D
But I'm using Edge Gestures, which is much better ;)
My home screen is pretty "minimal" (Nova launcher)
The best app I can suggest is Edge Gestures for minimalism. You can completely hide the nav bar and still have full functionality.
Weather Timeline is my favourite weather app by far. Simple, beautiful, material design.
Night Screen has quick settings support and dims your screen nicely for night time reading.
I am also using relay. It's awesome after you get used to it.
It is always nice to have more options. Untill then you can try, Edge Gestures , All-in-one gesture
Here's another one I've been playing with: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Why don't you use an app like this, that's what I do
You can try the app Edge Gestures. I'm still getting used to it, but it's replaced the nav bar for me.
I use edge gestures and assign up swipe for back and down swipe for recents.
I used this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_US&gl=US
See if it works for you
Hello! can this app work together with Edge Gestures? I would like to be able to use both.
edge gestures: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Not open source but edge gestures has this
Also it's a paid app.
I think you are looking for something like
Edge gestures navigation
You could use this...
Its have an option for control brightness with a border gesture...
Also volume too.
Try it for free first.
U need to install gesture app thats the only way
Im using this one
Is actually good when u set it up
I suggest "Edge Gestures" : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Very customizable and reliable.
I suggest using the fine app "Edge Gestures" instead, always maintained: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Choose 3-button and install a 3rd-party gesture app.
You could give Edge Gestures a try and see if it works for you. Lots of different options and similar to One Hand Operation+.
Edge gestures works pretty well: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures&hl=en_US&gl=US
Maybe you could recreate much of the gestures functionality with the help of additional app, like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Was free on Aptoide, seems paid here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Edge Gestures offers a lot of different gestures and all effects I could think of without requiring root.
Edge Gestures | 4.7 rating | $1.99 | 10,000+ downloads | Search manually
> Now you can do something quickly just by simple gesture on the screen edge.
Supports many different gesture types: Tap, Double tap, Long press, Swipe, Swipe and hold, Pull and slide, and Pie controls
* Supported actions:
Compared with the one mentioned below..?
Try this App:
Try this, worths a lot...
Edge Gesturss. It's a paid app but totally worth it.
I use Edge Gestures
Haven't had any real problems and it's configurable as crazy.
Edge gestures https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
With this application you can take screenshots with one finger: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Yes. You can do that with Edge Gestures
Edge Gestures works for me.
Edge Gestures https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Some of these might not give you exact feature parody, but might address some of your issues:
For Volume, I like to use the Button Mapper app to adjust the volume without even turning the screen on. You can change the volume from you pocket, just by tapping the volume rocker button up or down. You can also configure it to skip tracks forward or back with a long press. It might not be an on-screen slider, but I have always found it more convenient, faster and battery-efficient than turning the screen on. There are apps that allow you to add lock screen widgets, but I think they require you to replace the system lock screen, which might weaken the security of your device.
For the screen real-estate issue in the Samsung apps, there might be a way , but it would probably be a lot more work than it is worth (either modding the app or rooting the phone and programming an xposed module). That is just sort of how Samsung designs their apps. You might be better off using third party apps if it bugs you that much. There are a lot of different notes apps out there. I use Google Keep., but there are plenty of others with various designs and features. There are third party phone apps, but be careful, because there are some out there that harvest your contact list.
For gesture customizations there are apps that allow you to adjust the height and active width area for the trigger areas. Others let you move the triggers or assign them to other parts of the screen or whatever. Some are more configurable than others. Here are a few:
I'm not sure about the messages/notifications issue. Samsung does many things very differently than stock Android and many oher "flavors" of Android. I haven't seen notifications scroll in the status bar in many many years on Android. I know in stock Android there are settings for notification privacy. The settings menu organizations is different, but in stock Android you can go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Notifications and there are toggles to not show sensitive notifications when the screen is locked. This will show you what apps have notifications with a time stamp, but you will have to unlock it to see what they say. If they settings exist on your phone, you might be able to just use the search in settings to search "Sensitive".
To change the order and icons shown in the pull down quick settings panel, I think there should be a 3-dot menu icon show above and to the right of the quick settings icons when the panel is pulled all the way down. There should be an option to adjust the button order (which also lets you add other icons) and grid layout. Whne you pull down the panel just so that you see one line of small quick settings icons, I think they are shown in the same order. This is how it is on my Samsung tablet running Android 9 with OneUI 1.1, but maybe newer devices handle it differently. In stock Android there is a pencil icon at the bottom of the quicksettings to edit these things.
To change the status bar icons you will need root access. These are stored in a system apk file. With root you can replace them. With root and Xposed, there are xposed modules that make it easier. They offer different themes, including ones similar to iOS. For app icons, using a third party launcher is the easiest way.
For you bixby/side button issue: Button Mapper might be able to map it to mute. I don't have a samsung device with bixby, so I can be sure. You can have Button Mapper search for any other buttons available to map. Mute is an option that can be mapped to buttons and it offers single tap, double tap and long press triggers for an of the actions that you want to assign to a button.
I hope some of that was helpful.
And this is why I use gesture navigation and hide my status bar icons with a Tasker task + an app called Edge Gestures by swiping from the right whenever I want to re-enable the status bar icons.
Oh yeah, and you'll need SystemUI Tuner.
Here's the Tasker Task. https://taskernet.com/shares/?user=AS35m8l2ob%2BYSICJFz0PHxrXVOYnL60M22azUAppOql9d1nga%2FRT8Pd%2FExgAaQVwlHYlTsi8cVYtXVo%3D&id=Task%3AEnable+Immersive
And here's a video of it in action. Do note that I actually have it set to a long press swipe to toggle the status bar and a single swipe to pull down the notification bar.
Oh yeah, you'll probably need root. Might work without root though if you give Tasker the WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS permission though through ADB. Then disable root on the first command in the tasker task
Edit: Also, I highly recommend enabling DC Dimming. DC Dimming will help prevent burn in by sending a consistent, constant voltage to your screen. Without DC dimming your screen actually flashes many times a second at the maximum voltage, your eyes just can't see this. Think of it kind of like how if you record an old CRT TV you can see it flicker.
To enable DC Dimming, go to Settings > Utilities > OnePlus Laboratory.
OK thanks, but could you please tell me what I must do to activate this feature?
EDIT: Do you mean the App Edge Gestures?
It is really good and cheaper than Vivid Navigation Gestures I think.
Nah I mean this one
Thanks I'll check it out
Edge gestures has an action for scroll to the top. You can set whatever gesture you want to do so, might not work in every app
I use an app called Edge Gestures to get back some BB10-like gestures.
There's an app called Edge Gestures that should solve this for you
I have been able to replicate much of this functionality on an unrooted Pixel 2 XL with the following apps:
Pixel also allows you to swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to pull down the notification panel.
All in all: hack your own way, friends!
Check out the Edge Gestures android app.
Edge Gestures works great for me, very configurable.
I use this on my phone and tablet. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Use Edge Gestures
Unfortunately Apple has a patent over this, however, Google Chrome supports two alternatives: a) phone numbers containing the "tel" HTML attribute can be dialled directly or b) you can select a phone number and click on the Phone button in the popup.
From the Google app's settings, retrain your voice model. It's very important that you speak naturally at your usual loudness and hold the phone at your usual distance thst you'd hold it, and do this in a quiet room. My Nexus 6P can pickup my voice from across the room and even in noisy environments.
Are you sure you're selecting "Always"? You'll only see a repeat of that prompt if you install a second app that provides a similar functionality. But if that doesn't work for you for whatever reason, try Better Open With.
Try Edge Gestures. Just awesome: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
I'd like to second Edge Gesture. This app works wonderfully. I would also recommend this app from xda. It will disable the nav bar completely =) I've noticed if you change the theme, it will bring the nav bar back until your reboot.
With apps like these, using a large-screen phone like the GS8+ or the Note series has been no issue for me:
I'm using Edge Gestures. What problems do you have with All in One?
get Edge Gestures
Hide NavBar from XDA
In the list appears the APK and other ones. I use that plus Edge Gestures
Edge Gestures is where its at
Edge Gestures is another popular one
Or just download Edge Gestures and have fun without any nav bars.
I'm not sure about All in One Gestures, but you can select the area if you use Edge Gestures.
I use Edge Gestures. It's pretty darn nice.
Don't worry about burn ins, you use your device all the time, so it won't happen. You just get burn ins if everything stays the same for long time on your display.
In my case I completely got rid of the navbar, so there will be never a navbar. I just use gestures to control my device. I used Edge Gestures on my device and now I use Xposed Edge on my rooted device, (because the latter offers more options, but does the same and much much more).
I can highly recommend them :3
Yeah. I've been running Samsung a while so I'm used to the delayed updates because of Touchwiz. I just never understood all the hate for the delayed updates. Maybe really early on it was more understandable, but I feel like the last few years Android was playing catch up with Samsung so there isn't as much to look forward to on the updates.
You could use a gestures app to do the same on the Note 8 if you want it. This one is nice for purely the edges. This for fingerprint. This for other stuff.
I tried Edge Gestures and it was really convenient. I just couldn't get used to it and went back to my navbar lol.
Yup. It is very easy. You must be knowing about gesture apps on android. You can try these 2 apps. Edge Gestures , All-in-one gesture
>All in one gestures - Video Guide
AIO gesture is an old app. I didn't try it on android 8.0 though. If you have any 8.0 device. Try it and let me know which one works best for oreo.
Edge Gestures , All-in-one gestures - alet! Asks more permissions
Edit: you can also try Swipe navigation
You don't need a specific launcher for it. You can use one of these two apps with any launcher. You don't need root. It is more customisable comoared to iPhone X gestures and No, they are not copied from iPhone X. All in one gestures is 1 year old app. (Or more than that). That video tutorial is also 1 year old. But, It asks location, contacts permissions forcefully. Without that it doesn't let you set up the app. So, if you are worried about it use edge gestures.
You can totally get rid of the nav bar. And the notification bar. Immersive mode. Works really well. I use it 24/7 and I love it. I also downloaded Edge Gestures so that I can still use the back button without having to swipe up first. I highly recommend.
You use this one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
I can and it's easy with the S8+
If you cannot, there's also the built-in feature to swipe down the fingerprint scanner, but I personally thinks it's even harder (for me)
Else you could use an app like Edge Gestures, which let's you assign actions to the edge like swiping the right edge down to pull down the notifications and quick settings
I'm also coming from an ip7+. I miss that too.
I'm using Edge gesture .
I use the right edge as a back button. It's also nice for one-handed use.
Excellent! Thanks so much for the help! And I'm currently using Edge Gestures for a couple of other things, so this works out perfectly. Thanks again!
Download this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Here's my comment where you can read what you have to do so that it can fully function
I found this app but haven't gotten around to trying it yet https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.edgegestures
Problem sorted, or use the built in one handed mode
Link for the lazy. App is well worth its money.