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unuseable gestures on Android 11

Added by John Doe 30 days ago

Since Android 9/10 gesture navigation is the standard navigation style, so the PB gestures are unuseable (swiping left for bookmarks, swiping right for settings).
Solution:
swiping on top and bottom of the screen = Android standard backwards gesture
swiping in the middle of the screen = PB gestures (bookmarks and settings)

I hope there will be space and time in your roadmap for that.


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RE: unuseable gestures on Android 11 - Added by Soren Stoutner 30 days ago

I have specifically designed Privacy Browser to work with Android gesture navigation and have been using it on my own devices with gesture navigation enabled for years.

Specifically, in standard Android, if you hold your finger at the edge for a second, the drawer will peak out. Then you can open the drawer without triggering the back gesture (see attached video).

I have found that on devices with curved screens (like my Pixel 2 XL) and certain cases it is hard to get your finger into the correct position to trigger the drawer peak. Also, some ROMs modify this behavior so it doesn't work correctly. For both of those cases, it is possible to open the drawers without using gestures. The navigation drawer on the left can be opened using the hamburger menu. And the bookmarks drawer on the right can be opened from the options menu.

RE: unuseable gestures on Android 11 - Added by John Doe 29 days ago

if you hold your finger at the edge for a second, the drawer will peak out. Then you can open the drawer without triggering the back

Hi Soren,
wow, this feature is so fantastic and makes PB even better for me.
Thx for your effort and great work. Keep this project alive! ;-)

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