1. Morty2264's Avatar
    So I have a love-hate relationship with gestures for navigation purposes. I love three-button navigation. I've tried gestures on other phones with little to no success but it has always been a hurdle that I've wanted to climb!

    This morning, when I saw Flossy Carter's setup with his Pixel 5 and how it looked with gestures enabled, I decided to try gestures again. Whoah! My phone suddenly feels faster and it almost seems like gestures are simpler on the Pixel 5 than they were on my S10. Is that possible?

    I'm going to give gestures a go for a while and see what happens! So far, so good!
    10-23-2021 01:01 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    So I have a love-hate relationship with gestures for navigation purposes. I love three-button navigation. I've tried gestures on other phones with little to no success but it has always been a hurdle that I've wanted to climb!

    This morning, when I saw Flossy Carter's setup with his Pixel 5 and how it looked with gestures enabled, I decided to try gestures again. Whoah! My phone suddenly feels faster and it almost seems like gestures are simpler on the Pixel 5 than they were on my S10. Is that possible?

    I'm going to give gestures a go for a while and see what happens! So far, so good!
    Ever since gestures launched i enabled it took a couple of days to get used to it and never looked back.
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    10-23-2021 01:03 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Ever since gestures launched i enabled it took a couple of days to get used to it and never looked back.
    I'm really liking it so far!
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    10-23-2021 01:14 PM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    I tried gestures on my Moto Z4 a few years ago and switched right back to 3 button. I've been using gestures on my Pixel 4XL ever since buying it and am so used to it now my hands get confused with a phone with 3 button nav.
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    10-23-2021 01:42 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I tried gestures on my Moto Z4 a few years ago and switched right back to 3 button. I've been using gestures on my Pixel 4XL ever since buying it and am so used to it now my hands get confused with a phone with 3 button nav.
    I can understand your fingers getting confused with a new layout! Mine are like that too!
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    10-23-2021 01:54 PM
  6. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I love gestures on the Pixel. It is very natural and easy to use.
    10-23-2021 02:19 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I love gestures on the Pixel. It is very natural and easy to use.
    Agree same here
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    10-23-2021 06:49 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Gestures work great on devices that have decent specs. But they're not so great on weaker devices -- they can be annoyingly sluggish on my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD.
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    10-23-2021 07:46 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Gestures work great on devices that have decent specs. But they're not so great on weaker devices -- they can be annoyingly sluggish on my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD.
    Ahh ...so buttons would be preferable ?
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    10-23-2021 07:59 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ahh ...so buttons would be preferable ?
    On slower devices, probably.
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    10-23-2021 08:03 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    On slower devices, probably.
    It's been long time since I've used buttons , probably 3 or 4 years ago
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    10-23-2021 08:05 PM
  12. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I get confused with the buttons. My husband uses them. When I use his phone I have to stop and think about what I am doing. The gestures just flow. But I can imagine that slower devices probably should keep the buttons.
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    10-23-2021 08:21 PM
  13. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Buttons take up screen real estate... gestures all the time
    10-23-2021 08:32 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Buttons take up screen real estate... gestures all the time
    Agree!
    10-23-2021 08:37 PM
  15. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I've loved gesture navigation ever since the days of the BlackBerry Z10. It just feels so fluid navigating the OS.
    10-23-2021 09:17 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    Buttons take up screen real estate... gestures all the time
    I totally see a difference in my screen real estate now that I have gestures enabled!
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    10-23-2021 09:58 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Gestures work great on devices that have decent specs. But they're not so great on weaker devices -- they can be annoyingly sluggish on my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD.
    That makes sense!
    10-23-2021 09:59 PM
  18. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I used to be a big proponent of using the three button navbar but when I bought the pixel 4 XL I started using gestures and haven't looked back since.
    10-23-2021 11:16 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I used to be a big proponent of using the three button navbar but when I bought the pixel 4 XL I started using gestures and haven't looked back since.
    I feel like the Pixel experience is way more fluid (and that's saying something, because it was fluid before too!) when gestures are enabled.
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    10-24-2021 11:24 AM
  20. gebco's Avatar
    I enjoy the gestures as it almost feels like BB10.
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    10-25-2021 12:12 AM
  21. stmiranda's Avatar
    I get confused with the buttons. My husband uses them. When I use his phone I have to stop and think about what I am doing. The gestures just flow. But I can imagine that slower devices probably should keep the buttons.
    Same when I operate my 80+ year old mother's Pixel 4g. She hates gestures. 🙃
    10-25-2021 04:22 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    I enjoy the gestures as it almost feels like BB10.
    What a great motivation to keep using gestures! Haha. I'm loving them still!
    10-26-2021 07:12 PM

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