11-26-2012 11:35 AM
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  1. Errola0's Avatar
    Android 4.2 is great but what they did to notifications for the 7 inch tablet size is very annoying.

    It is now beyond irritating to now constantly pull down quick settings when I wanted the notification pane instead. Pulling down from the left side for notifications and right side for quick settings makes sense for 10 inch tablets but on a 7 inch that is mostly held in portrait and lacks horizontal length when compared to their landscape 10" counterparts, it is totally impractical in actual use.

    For tablets this size it would've made more sense for them to use the double swipe/2 finger swipe to get to quick settings, similar to the way it functions on 4.2 phones for these very reasons.
    swooll, eslamdnk, DSaif and 3 others like this.
    11-13-2012 09:01 PM
  2. KitN's Avatar
    For tablets this size it would've made more sense for them to use the double swipe/2 finger swipe to get to quick settings, similar to the way it functions on 4.2 phones for these very reasons.
    100% agree. Very annoying. Should be just like the phone where single finger =normal and two-fingers= quick settings.

    Please fix this, Google

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    11-13-2012 11:03 PM
  3. swooll's Avatar
    This^
    11-13-2012 11:20 PM
  4. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Actually it doesn't bother me... I'm more irritated by not being able to change my user photo .

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    JustinMueller8810 likes this.
    11-13-2012 11:23 PM
  5. Channan's Avatar
    My biggest problem is we're not able to customize it. Settings and Auto Rotate were fine how they were before (in the notification shade). The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth widgets don't toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Battery is useless; I don't know why they couldn't just put a percentage in the statusbar.

    Really the only new thing that's useful to me is the brightness widget. I'd rather go back to the 4.1 notifications and keep using Widgetsoid in the notification shade.
    balus3u and bitseeker like this.
    11-13-2012 11:27 PM
  6. Knuckle9's Avatar
    I disagree, I think it works well. Swipe down on the left for notifications, swipe down on the right for quick settings.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Ryano89 likes this.
    11-13-2012 11:27 PM
  7. Channan's Avatar
    I think a lot of people are just already used to swiping down on the right to access notifications so it'll take some getting used to.
    11-13-2012 11:38 PM
  8. jrwatson's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. Anything amazing about 4.2 that would provide incentive to upgrade? Otherwise, I'm totally fine with 4.1 .
    11-13-2012 11:42 PM
  9. Eduardo06sp's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. Anything amazing about 4.2 that would provide incentive to upgrade? Otherwise, I'm totally fine with 4.1 .
    This.
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    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 12:07 AM
  10. dominicanpapi4u's Avatar
    For the notifications slide on the left side and for setting on the right.it easy

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 01:05 AM
  11. KernWillia's Avatar
    I'm more irritated by not being able to change my user photo .
    11-14-2012 01:43 AM
  12. Comineeyeaha's Avatar
    For the notifications slide on the left side and for setting on the right.it easy

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Well of course the motion is easy, but when I pull my notifications down, it's usually with my thumb on the right hand side because that's where I'm holding it. It's about muscle memory at this point, and 9 times out of 10 I'm pulling down the toggles instead of the notifications that I want.
    11-14-2012 01:46 AM
  13. nicko5229's Avatar
    I believe of you are logged into Google + your image changes automatically. So if you change your G+ image, your user image will change.
    11-14-2012 04:13 AM
  14. Jaysus's Avatar
    Actually it doesn't bother me... I'm more irritated by not being able to change my user photo .

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Isn't it just your G+ photo? What happens when you change that?

    ETA: yeah, I did not read the whole thread before I replied
    11-14-2012 09:46 AM
  15. 1812dave's Avatar
    Annoying

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 09:53 AM
  16. Suntan's Avatar
    FWIW, this was how the Palm Pre phones always worked. Swipe down from the top on one side and you got one set of menus, swipe down from the other and you got a different set of menus.

    Looks like Mr. Duarte is carrying over some legacy UI of his.

    Personally, I'd just like a little row of toggle widgets in the top of the notification tray similar to Samsung's layout (but without the sickly looking green.)

    -Suntan
    11-14-2012 09:59 AM
  17. grafx1's Avatar
    I was disappointed that there wasn't a quick volume control included.
    11-14-2012 10:05 AM
  18. Velvet Smooth's Avatar
    I must be in the minority but I like the way the notification swipes work in 4.2.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Dan Strong likes this.
    11-20-2012 12:55 AM
  19. MJKearney's Avatar
    Finally, a company does something to please those of us in the left handed minority, instead of always catering to you privileged right handers!

    As a lefty, I hold the N7 with my right hand and touch the screen with my left. Therefore, the natural position of my swiping fingers is on the left side of the screen, which happens to be where one swipes down for the more commonly accessed notifications. Perfect! Thanks Google!! Thank goodness for this, because the thought of actually having to constantly move my finger a whole 1" to the right to get to notifications is unbearable.

    Sent from my lefty-oriented, anti-austerity Nexus 7
    NealJ777, timber6 and stirling like this.
    11-20-2012 01:12 AM
  20. jpash549's Avatar
    Since I usually use the tablet in landscape I don't agree with your rant. You apparenty moved up from phone and I moved down from a ten inch tablet. Like the idea of swiping down to get notifications and settings because it allows a tiny tray not using screen space. Tried the swipe in portrait orientation and since I can remember my left from my right did not have any trouble.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-20-2012 04:14 AM
  21. JustinMueller8810's Avatar
    doesn't bother me
    11-20-2012 06:18 AM
  22. sushiguy732's Avatar
    I hate it. Why have two? The Quick Launch is nicer and more accessible, IMO, if it were to be integrated into the notification bar like in CM and other add on quick settings add ons.
    Caldera likes this.
    11-20-2012 06:24 AM
  23. pete_lockwood's Avatar
    Finally, a company does something to please those of us in the left handed minority, instead of always catering to you privileged right handers!

    As a lefty, I hold the N7 with my right hand and touch the screen with my left. Therefore, the natural position of my swiping fingers is on the left side of the screen, which happens to be where one swipes down for the more commonly accessed notifications. Perfect! Thanks Google!!
    I'm a lefty. I use my right thumb for notifications and this change annoys the cr@p outta me.
    sushiguy732 likes this.
    11-20-2012 06:36 AM
  24. MJKearney's Avatar
    I'm a lefty. I use my right thumb for notifications and this change annoys the cr@p outta me.
    You are obviously an abnormal and defective lefty. How dare you use a thumb or finger on your right hand to perform a function. What is wrong with you? It's not too late, though. Stay away from the temptations of Righty World (as well as that mutant country of Ambidextrousland), and we will gladly welcome you back with open left arm. You'll probably need to go through some reorientation ("hold right, swipe left, hold right, swipe left" ), but it will be worth it. You will then rediscover the wonders of the Nexus 7 and its perfectly positioned swiping location for notifications.
    mr_nobody, xQuencher and stirling like this.
    11-20-2012 01:19 PM
  25. DataHawg's Avatar
    I wouldn't say I don't like it necessarily, but it takes some getting used to. Try the Notification Toggle app. You can add any app or setting shortcut to the pull down menu. I also use Nova Prime launcher and have it set to bring down the notification by swiping down anywhere on the screen. Problem solved

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
    11-20-2012 01:27 PM
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