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    Any of you guys think that the placement of the unlock slider and the dock is a bit non-userfriendly?

    It makes it hard to use the phone with one hand (its not easy to unlock via the slider with you thumb, and it also makes selecting the dock icons -especially the phone icon- a bit hard to reach).

    Is it possible to move the unlock slider to the top part of the screen? At least that way we would be able to get the phone out of our pockets and answer a call one-handed, without risking dropping the phone or anything.

    Any ideas?



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    ..... are u human ? cause my fingers can do the 'impossable' things u talk of lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draken View Post
    ..... are u human ? cause my fingers can do the 'impossable' things u talk of lol
    Yes, last time i checked.

    Maybe you have more flexible fingers, or smaller/bigger hands than i do.

    But i cant grip the phone firmly AND slide the unlock slider or touch the contacts button in the phone app, without fear of loosing grip of the phone.

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    Holding it like this:



    you should be fine.

    Holding it like this:



    obviously not.

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    I'd like you to explain how you can swipe your thumb across the slider while holding the phone in the way pictured on the first photo


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    Get a life.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkDim View Post
    Get a life.....
    Nice way to answer...

    If you dont have this usability problem with the iphone (or have a Mr. Fantastic ability on your thumb) then fine...but this is a usability issue (for me at least) and if there is some way to get it changed, then id like to see it changed.

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    shodanjr_gr, I do see your point. The current placement of the slider is ok if you hold the phone flat, as opposed to upright. I told a number of people that often times, I feel like I'm holding a bar of soap.

    My first instinct was to have the slider shaped like an arc, going from bottom left to upper middle (for right hander), kind'a how your thumb would motion while gripping the iPhone. Another way is to make it multi-tap, as in a quick triple-tap anywhere on the screen would launch the springboard.

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    If you install the app launcher 'dock' you will see the functionality you're looking for.
    Once you start to slide through apps, the y-axis is ignored. If the 'open' slider worked this way it would improve one hand sliding. But I already knew natetrue has coded better add-ons than el'steveo's boys and girls. I wonder if the 'slide to unlock' slider on anySIM behaves correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    My first instinct was to have the slider shaped like an arc, going from bottom left to upper middle (for right hander), kind'a how your thumb would motion while gripping the iPhone. Another way is to make it multi-tap, as in a quick triple-tap anywhere on the screen would launch the springboard.

    Heheh, some rationality at last

    I love your arch idea, i can see it working perfectly if someone gets around to hacking the part of springboard that controls the locking-unlocking part.

    Once you start to slide through apps, the y-axis is ignored.
    This could also work. Start at the designated point then slide across the screen right to left without paying attention to vertical position.

    BTW i cant even understand how left handed people unlock their iphone with one hand Using my left hand thumb, i cant even REACH the "hot spot" on the right of the unlock slider.


 

 
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