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A better way of stacking cards 11

by Adam Marks Sun, 14 Aug 2011 2:47 pm EDT

This tip is for devices running webOS 2.0 or higher

When webOS 2.0 was released, it took multitasking and managing your open applications to the next level with Stacks. Instead of having to swipe through each app one-at-a-time in card view, you were able to stack cards on top of each other to better manage your applications. While we detailed how to use stacks in a previous tip, you may sometimes find it difficult to place the card exactly where you want to on the stack without it moving off the screen or to onto another stack. A cool tip to remember is the "opposite rule". Since cards are moved around stacks based on where your finger is physically touching the card, you will want to press-and-hold on the opposite corner relative to where you want to move it to in the stack. So, if you want to place a specific card on the left-side of a given stack, press-and-hold on the top-right corner of the card to move it. To place a card on the right-side of a stack, press-and-hold on the top-left of the card to move it. This way, your finger always ends up near the middle of the screen when placing your card.

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Wow, this tip really was helpful (forgive me but all the other ones it seems are so basic I already know them).

Since webOS 2.x removed the mini view, a new way of multitasking should come up.I love the card view and stacking, but on top of it just like the mini view a tile version for TP should be introduced.

+1 on the miniview
+1 for this tip. This is another it-seems-so-obvious-i-cant-believe-i-didnt-realize category. Nice!

Personally, I hope someone comes up with a patch to prevent stacking. I really don't see the point of making cards *less* visible. I don't have a 2.x device but on my Touchpad stacked web cards seem to interfere with each other loading - parent cards fuzz out and, for some unfathomable reason, they won't refocus until the child card finishes loading. Very frustrating.

I agree! I don't like stacks. I want all of my card accessible, not hidden.

What a great screenshot :)

Can't say I disagree ;)

-- Rod

Hey, that's a great tip! Thanks!!

I'm still fond of the "throw" to stack approach: tap and hold until the card is transparent, then "throw" it towards the other card you want to stack with, release when the card is on top of the adjacent card. Stacked!

Also, to move within a stack it's easiest to tap and hold until transparent, then lightly flick left or right. This will move it one card in the direction you flick.

Great tip, really makes a difference what corner I grab.