Tip Roundup: The Gesture Area
As we are now approaching almost 100 published tips, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of our past tips for any new PreCentral readers or just as a good reminder for our veteran readers. So, we will be publishing some "Tip Roundups" that will each showcase a handful of previously published but related tips.
For this introductory edition of PreCentral's Tip Roundup, we wanted to provide a set of tips that are crucial to navigating around webOS. Since the Gesture Area is one thing that really sets webOS apart from all other smartphone operating systems and hardware on the market, we thought it best to cover the different gestures or uses of the gesture area that are available to you. Keep reading after the break to learn all about the Gesture Area.
- Back Swipe
- Most common usage: Replaces the back button to go back one level within an app or web browser
- Forward Swipe
- Swipe Up & Pressing the Center Button / LCD
- Most common usages: Minimize an app to card view or bring up the launcher
- Full Swipe (Advanced Gesture)
- Provides a quick way to switch between apps without having to first go into card view
- Scroll in the browser (Landscape mode)
- When browsing the web in Landscape mode, allows you to page up or down
- Meta-tap (Gesture tap)
- Press-and-holding the Gesture Area and then tapping on a keyboard key or an area of the screen to initiate a specific action (e.g. Copy/Paste)
- The Quick Launch Wave
- A shortcut to accessing the icons on your Quick Launch Bar without first exiting an application