Have pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. fill screen.



  • Hi.

    Like in Android, I wished the pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. filled the screen (or at least showed all options at once). I dislike having to scroll left and right to see all the options. Just my 2 cents. 💭

    I refer to this example:
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    Thanks.



  • I see your point here, it is maybe the less fine gesture in all the OS experience. I personnally also need some left-right navigation before I go to the sub menu I wanted. Sometimes as well I scroll down perfectly on, let's say the battery details, but end up moved on the calendar at the end of the course because I swiped not perfectly vertically with my thumb.

    The "doing like Android" is maybe not the solution though 🙂 The power (and the unique feature I guess) of UT is to have a lot of details and fine tunning under the hands (entire calendar display, music controls, reply to messages) and it's made possible because of the sub menu that we access by scrolling left/right... It also fits perfectly in the desktop/tablet mode.

    I have the feeling that fine tunning the gestures could help a lot. Correcting my vertical scrolling issue might be possible with some thresholds in the gesture interpretation... Or an easier "short but quick swipe", that lets you open the menu curtain in one little gesture, at the right place...
    Maybe the left/right swipe can be also possible from the empty parts of the curtain, once it is down : now we have take back the thumb on the status bar again to chose another sub menu, while it could have been possible in the same gesture after having "unrolled the curtain", with the thumb at the bottom of the screen.

    I'm also not very confident with rethinking this core feature from the very first concepts of the legacy UT, some excellent UX and design experts did the job already, and they had probably good reasons to think it is the way to do.



  • @gimenez just in case you don't know it, while you're opening that menu you can slide it to both sides 😉



  • @advocatux it is not very easy to describe gesture in a non native language 😛 My concern was that the sliding left/right works while you pull the "curtain" down. But once you've release you thumb, the only way to swipe to the neighboring menus is to come back to the upper bar.

    Edit : Ach, yes, there is a way to do ! Re-press the pull bar at the very bottom. The one with " ... " written on it.



  • @gimenez said in Have pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. fill screen.:

    Ach, yes, there is a way to do ! Re-press the pull bar at the very bottom. The one with " ... " written on it.

    Perhaps that could be made more obvious, with something like "< ^ >" rather than "..." ?



  • It would be nice if swiping left/right would also change indicator panels, not just sliding along the handle.



  • @Opolork I didn't downvote but i have a little riddle: what are the worst words to use on this forum?
    A hint: Like in A.......D (replace the dots with the missing letters) 😉☺



  • in my opinion, the Android one is the worst interface for the settings (but also the IoS interface is no joke). It does not need to slide to the right or left obligatorily. The beauty of UT is that if you pull down the curtain from the network indicator, you will have all the network settings, if you pull down from the battery, you will have the battery settings and so on.
    In Android, you have to a) open the interface, b) select and / or long press to open the settings. Much less intuitive and fast. IMHO



  • @GIEMME

    I disagree; androids menu is customizable, so I can include only the items I care about, if i want all the settings i would just open the settings app. UT provides too much info on the settings menu, so it becomes difficult and time consuming to find what you're looking for.



  • @dieharddan
    I think the top bar is one of the really good design features of UT: it breaks system settings into logical groups, and they're literally one slide of a finger away.

    It also goes beyond just being a settings feature, with the calendar, and the email/matrix notification functions. Personally I'd like to see that extended more, but I know I'm in a minority on that one.

    Making the top bar itself customizable is an interesting idea though: I never use the Files or Language settings, for example, but I know that other people do. And they're always available under the settings icon, of course, for those odd times when they are needed.



  • @domubpkm said in Have pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. fill screen.:

    @Opolork I didn't downvote but i have a little riddle: what are the worst words to use on this forum?
    A hint: Like in A.......D (replace the dots with the missing letters) 😉☺

    Hi domubpkm I can think of worse words. 😆



  • @3arn0wl said in Have pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. fill screen.:

    @dieharddan
    I think the top bar is one of the really good design features of UT: it breaks system settings into logical groups, and they're literally one slide of a finger away.

    It also goes beyond just being a settings feature, with the calendar, and the email/matrix notification functions. Personally I'd like to see that extended more, but I know I'm in a minority on that one.

    Making the top bar itself customizable is an interesting idea though: I never use the Files or Language settings, for example, but I know that other people do. And they're always available under the settings icon, of course, for those odd times when they are needed.

    "Making the top bar itself customizable is an interesting idea though"

    Hi dieharddan.
    +1 to that. 👍👍


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    @domubpkm, it's okay to learn from other platforms and take what we learn on board. Android is not a four-letter word here. 🙂



  • @Opolork
    The layout of the indicators are one of the best design features of the ubuntu touch OS. All required settings in one single location. Loving it.



  • @UniSuperBox said in Have pull down menu showing Airplane mode, WiFi, etc. fill screen.:

    t's okay to learn from other platforms and take what we learn on board

    I agree



  • @UniSuperBox it sure isn't... It's a seven letter word... 🤣