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    Default I found a new swipe gesture...maybe.

    I may be late to this party but I was just playing around with the bezel gestures and I discovered that you can close a folder on the homescreen without pressing the X.

    Similar to swiping up or down, swipe diagonally to close.

    If been using the X all this time, not that this is something special but it neat.
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    I prefer the diagonal swipe as well. It was introduced late into the game after the android player had been established. Guess they realized it was a good gesture, haha. Interestingly enough, you don't even have to go diagonal. You can just swipe left just above the blackberry logo at the bottom of the screen. Definitely an awesome feature
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    I just can't make any app close with a diagonal swipe or above the logo, tried native and roid ports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boight View Post
    I just can't make any app close with a diagonal swipe or above the logo, tried native and roid ports.
    It only works with folders
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    Default Re: I found a new swipe gesture...maybe.

    I haven't used the diagonal swipe, but have been using a horinzontal swipe on the bottom bezel for a while now after someone else posted it. I like the horizontal action!
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    I've always used that.. Much simpler.. I love all the swiping rather than poking..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhostRos View Post
    I've always used that.. Much simpler.. I love all the swiping rather than poking..
    I'm not even going to go there......
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    So simple, so useful!
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    I have one android sideloaded app that requires you to do the diagonal swipe to go back to the prior screen.
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    Also, try this in a folder: In the folder title bar, swipe left or right. The folder title follows in that direction then the folder closes. I like to grab the actual "Title" and do a quick swipe right/left, but you can use anywhere along the bar. Try it really slow like you are dragging/dropping the folder title and you'll get an idea of how far you need to swipe.
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    Default I found a new swipe gesture...maybe.

    Quote Originally Posted by DocDRM View Post
    Also, try this in a folder: In the folder title bar, swipe left or right. The folder title follows in that direction then the folder closes. I like to grab the actual "Title" and do a quick swipe right/left, but you can use anywhere along the bar. Try it really slow like you are dragging/dropping the folder title and you'll get an idea of how far you need to swipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wafa510 View Post
    I have one android sideloaded app that requires you to do the diagonal swipe to go back to the prior screen.
    That's where it came from. That's always been the android “back” button
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    If you hold your Playbook above your head, screen facing down and shake it back and forth, it arranges all your icons and folders alphabetically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC506 View Post
    If you hold your Playbook above your head and shake it back and forth, it arranges all your icons and folder alphabetically.

    Ok, be honest.....who tried it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC506 View Post
    If you hold your Playbook above your head, screen facing down and shake it back and forth, it arranges all your icons and folders alphabetically.
    Hahahaha!! Nice!! I bet the iSheep are wishing they had that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by costas1966 View Post
    Hahahaha!! Nice!! I bet the iSheep are wishing they had that feature.
    I call it the BB Etch-a-sketch
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    I am always trying to use this gesture in the browser, just hoping that it will magically start working to go back a Page.
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    Makes no difference to me whether it is the "X" or swiping diagonally to close a file because I use a stylus. Without a stylus I suppose swiping diagonally would be easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDRM View Post
    Also, try this in a folder: In the folder title bar, swipe left or right. The folder title follows in that direction then the folder closes. I like to grab the actual "Title" and do a quick swipe right/left, but you can use anywhere along the bar. Try it really slow like you are dragging/dropping the folder title and you'll get an idea of how far you need to swipe.
    seems like you can drag the title either right or left no need for both. the same is with closing a folder just swipe from the BB logo on the bazel left or right and it will close
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    Correct. Left OR right, either direction. I think I said that?
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    I always found the swiping gesture for back in Android apps and to close the folder to be quite intuitive. I wish that native apps could do likewise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC506 View Post
    If you hold your Playbook above your head, screen facing down and shake it back and forth, it arranges all your icons and folders alphabetically.
    Tried it, they all fell on my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC506 View Post
    If you hold your Playbook above your head, screen facing down and shake it back and forth, it arranges all your icons and folders alphabetically.
    That reminded me of the Etch-A-Sketch.
    I was going to try it but was afraid it would delete everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_CB View Post
    That reminded me of the Etch-A-Sketch.
    I was going to try it but was afraid it would delete everything.
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    Another cool gesture, is swiping up from the title on the bottom of a minimized app. It's like flinging it away.
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