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Know your gestures: Swipe Up and pressing the Center Button / LCD 12

by Adam Marks Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:59 am EDT

Swipe up from gesture area Performing a Swipe Up from the gesture area or pressing the Center Button (for Pre) / Center LCD (for Pre Plus, Pixi or Pixi Plus) will perform different actions, depending on where you are in webOS:

  • When you have an application open, performing a Swipe Up or pressing the center button/LCD will minimize the current application and bring you into Card View
  • While in Card View, a Swipe Up will bring up your full launcher, while pressing the Center Button / LCD will bring your app back to full screen mode
  • While on any Launcher page, either the Swipe Up or the Center Button/LCD will hide the Launcher and bring you back to Card View, with your App minimized on the screen
  • If a Phone Call comes in, a Swipe Up will minimize the call to the dashboard. Then, either ignore the call and it will go to voicemail, or tap on the notification to answer the call
  • If a Calendar Entry alarm appears, a Swipe Up will snooze the alarm and minimize the entry to the dashboard

 

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These tips are excellent even for a seasoned Pre user. I learned something today about the up swipe. Keep 'em coming guys!

I've yet to learn anything from these. Glad others are though. For those that didn't know about this stuff already, your phone came with an instruction manual, so if you don't wanna wait for another one of these posts... you could always, ya know, look it up yourself.

not sure where to put this...but i came upon, by accident,k a shortcut that if you start typing a persons initials it will find them in your contacts. maybe you can do a tip on ways to search contacts and calling/texting/emailing them.

Thanks!

Swiping down from the top (over the status icons and application name) is a gesture that I am sure a lot of people probably didn't know about.

These will bring down or retract the the system or application menus depending on which side of the earpiece you swipe down.

I look forward to seeing the article on this particularly under-used, under-publicized gestures.

Might I also ask that you appropriately and consistently "tag" these articles on Palm webOS tips. Suggested tags would be: "tips", "gestures", "touch", "guide", "help", "tutorial".

Thanks again.

Another swipe up gestures: If the screen is locked, but on on a pre-plus, you can swipe up in the middle to unlock it. It's probably milliseconds faster than the regular unlock method, but it makes me feel cool.

"I've yet to learn anything from these. Glad others are though. For those that didn't know about this stuff already, your phone came with an instruction manual, so if you don't wanna wait for another one of these posts... you could always, ya know, look it up yourself."

What can I do if I don't wanna wait for another one of your posts--join ArrogantJerks Anonymous?!

Nope, you just need to go back to 4chan and waste your time trolling others there. If you didnt know about these gestures before you OBVIOUSLY didn't know that they're right in the manual. So my post, which you took completely the wrong way, is just as informative as any of these front page posts if you happen to read it and not be in a teenage like rage.

I am not sure who really sits down and reads the whole manual. I have better ways to spend my time. I have learn the majority from trying things out. If I have a question sure I pull on the manual and check it out, but really the phone is not that complicated. We have a great "help" app right on the phone.

It does have some features that are interesting and not as obvious as others.

Thanks precentral and keep up the hard work!

Great tips, I am learning some features I didn't even know. And I thought I knew all the kewl gestures. lol Awesome.

I stopped using the button a day or so after I got the phone, right after I read about the swipe up. The phone looks better with the button, but it functions so much better without it. I was especially glad about my decision after I started reading about the screens cracking.

Ahh, projection--thy name is "Goofy Footr"...

The forums are the Real font of all knowledge. Very cool people in there too.