1. rexxsor's Avatar
    Managed to play around with a Pixel 4 XL earlier and found you can swipe down from anywhere on the home screen to bring down notifications.

    Will this feature be coming to Pixel 3? Been waiting for a long time for this. Seems like a very simple feature to include.
    11-13-2019 06:37 AM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Managed to play around with a Pixel 4 XL earlier and found you can swipe down from anywhere on the home screen to bring down notifications.

    Will this feature be coming to Pixel 3? Been waiting for a long time for this. Seems like a very simple feature to include.
    Yes, that feature is also coming to the Pixel 3. The problem is that if you're in an application you can't just swipe down from anywhere within that application to get the notification shade. On previous generations of the pixel phones, you could use the fingerprint scanner to swipe down from any application and get the notification shade. Let's just say that It was a really handy feature!
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    11-13-2019 06:54 AM
  3. rexxsor's Avatar
    Yes, that feature is also coming to the Pixel 3. The problem is that if you're in an application you can't just swipe down from anywhere within that application to get the notification shade. On previous generations of the pixel phones, you could use the fingerprint scanner to swipe down from any application and get the notification shade. Let's just say that It was a really handy feature!
    Nice, looking forward to it. Thanks for the confirmation.

    I've been using the fingerprint swipe down. However, sometimes I find it unresponsive. Also, much faster and more consistent to swipe down from home screen.
    11-13-2019 08:47 AM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    Nice, looking forward to it. Thanks for the confirmation.

    I've been using the fingerprint swipe down. However, sometimes I find it unresponsive. Also, much faster and more consistent to swipe down from home screen.
    I mean I can understand that. I'll try to swipe down from the home screen too it's just that it doesn't work when you're in an application. I like to Swype down from the fingerprint gesture because it works no matter where you are in the phone.
    11-13-2019 08:53 AM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    I have been swiping down for notifications on my Pixel 3 home screen since the day I got it. Don't really understand the post.
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    11-13-2019 02:04 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I have been swiping down for notifications on my Pixel 3 home screen since the day I got it. Don't really understand the post.
    And to be honest with you, I don't quite understand the point of this thread as well, but just trying to be helpful.
    11-13-2019 02:35 PM
  7. ArtieTheOneManParty's Avatar
    I think the new feature is that you don't have to swipe down from the TOP of the screen, but anywhere on the screen. Even with my large hands it can be difficult to reach the top the screen on my XL.
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    11-13-2019 04:55 PM
  8. rexxsor's Avatar
    I think the new feature is that you don't have to swipe down from the TOP of the screen, but anywhere on the screen. Even with my large hands it can be difficult to reach the top the screen on my XL.
    Yes. This is what I meant. Thanks
    11-13-2019 10:06 PM
  9. rexxsor's Avatar
    I have been swiping down for notifications on my Pixel 3 home screen since the day I got it. Don't really understand the post.
    I meant anywhere on your home screen. So you don't have to stretch your thumb just to reach the top.
    11-13-2019 10:07 PM
  10. rexxsor's Avatar
    And to be honest with you, I don't quite understand the point of this thread as well, but just trying to be helpful.
    Wait.. so you don't actually understand the point of what I am asking, yet you confirmed my question above?
    11-13-2019 10:09 PM
  11. rexxsor's Avatar
    I am seriously just asking about a simple feature which I find very useful.

    I can go Nova launcher for it, but I still prefer Pixel launcher on my Pixel device.

    You can basically swipe up from any spot on home screen to bring up app drawer. Should make sense to have the same for swiping down notifications.
    11-13-2019 10:39 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can download pixel 4 launcher to achevie this until it comes to older pixels
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    11-13-2019 10:44 PM
  13. rexxsor's Avatar
    You can download pixel 4 launcher to achevie this until it comes to older pixels
    Oh I can do that? Do you have a link?

    Though it is not a high priority item for me. Just wanted to confirm if it will be coming officially to my phone.

    Thanks man!
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    11-14-2019 12:38 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Oh I can do that? Do you have a link?

    Though it is not a high priority item for me. Just wanted to confirm if it will be coming officially to my phone.

    Thanks man!
    Definitely , your welcome !
    Once you download that's it enjoy

    https://9to5google.com/2019/09/27/do...ncher-pixel-4/
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    11-14-2019 12:48 AM
  15. rexxsor's Avatar
    Definitely , your welcome !
    Once you download that's it enjoy

    https://9to5google.com/2019/09/27/do...ncher-pixel-4/
    Works like a charm. Thanks a lot!
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    11-14-2019 02:38 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Works like a charm. Thanks a lot!
    Your welcome!
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    11-14-2019 09:02 AM
  17. SupraLB's Avatar
    Nova launcher has had this for a long time. I had forgot it wasn't a stock feature. You can create swipes or double taps for just about any type of action or shortcut.
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    11-14-2019 05:54 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nova launcher has had this for a long time. I had forgot it wasn't a stock feature. You can create swipes or double taps for just about any type of action or shortcut.
    Your correct , but if want keep the stock launcher this is way to go.
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    11-14-2019 05:59 PM
  19. anon(10645356)'s Avatar
    Add Microsoft Launcher (ex Arrows Launcher) as well, for anyone Pixel - less.
    11-14-2019 06:06 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    Yep yep, most third-party launchers have supported swipe down anywhere on home screen for the notification shade for a long time. Pixel launcher just got it though!
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    11-14-2019 06:08 PM
  21. SupraLB's Avatar
    Your correct , but if want keep the stock launcher this is way to go.
    You use the app Swiftly Switch if you want to keep stock launcher. It would be a swipe down from the right edge of screen, which is easy for my thumb. Or you can set both edges.

    Even better, you can customize swipes from the edge depending on which direction you swipe.

    For instance, I swipe straight down to pull notifications down, swipe out 7-8 o'clock position for home screen, swipe left to 9 o'clock for back button, swipe 10-11 o'clock for last app switch, or swipe up to 12 o'clock to pull up my favorite apps/tools box. It's lightening fast and makes holding my XL phone so much easier. Its probably my favorite app.
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    11-14-2019 06:38 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    You use the app Swiftly Switch if you want to keep stock launcher. It would be a swipe down from the right edge of screen, which is easy for my thumb. Or you can set both edges.

    Even better, you can customize swipes from the edge depending on which direction you swipe.

    For instance, I swipe straight down to pull notifications down, swipe out 7-8 o'clock position for home screen, swipe left to 9 o'clock for back button, swipe 10-11 o'clock for last app switch, or swipe up to 12 o'clock to pull up my favorite apps/tools box. It's lightening fast and makes holding my XL phone so much easier. Its probably my favorite app.
    Didn't know about that app but I like to stay more stock without adding more apps if possible ,that's why the pixel 4 launcher is good for people like this
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    11-14-2019 06:49 PM
  23. classact's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S9 running Pie and it's there in stock settings.
    11-15-2019 05:41 AM

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