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How to disable showing home screen by swiping the locked phone

When my Android 11 phone is locked and dark, the Home Screen shows with some gesture. Or e.g. when putting the phone in my pants pocket, which I find annoying. My previous phone has Android 8, which ...
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Is it possible to add gesture control to an app I cannot modify

Basically let's say I want to add gesture scrolling to a PDF reader that I downloaded from the app store. Is that possible? I didn't find anything of the sort in system settings. I also didn't find ...
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How to prevent Samsung Pay from launching on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge without adding an account and without rooting the phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone. Recently, due to nothing that I've done to it (maybe an OS update?), it now has "bar" at the bottom that acts upon an upward swipe operation that ...
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Multi app stacking on gesture navigation

I'm on Android 10 and theres 4 system navigation modes One with the 3 icons on the bottom, one with only 2 and some gestures, one like the first one but the icons are invisible and the last one (that ...
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Unable to see system navigation gesture setting

It appears that I don't have all the setting for gestures on my Android tablet. So that's how it looks on my tablet: https://imgur.com/DCpWWZa That's how it should look like I believe: https://icdn3....
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Prevent automatic app minimizing whenever placing two fingers on Infinix Hot 4's screen

I have a problem with my Infinix Hot 4 (X557), it automatically minimizes (i.e goes to recently opened apps) whenever I place two fingers on the screen. How do I stop it?
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I recorded two finger pinch with getevent but when replaying it the touch cannot release

I am trying to write some automation script for the Android emulator I am using. The emulator does provide simulation of pinches with keyboard and trackpad, but I would like to do it through the ...
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How do I disable the app switcher on Pixel 3?

I'd like to disable fast app switching on pixel 3. My device is not rooted and I use nova launched. I've looked through the settings and I've looked at the gestures folder and the nova launcher ...
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Double tap to zoom on Pixel 3a chrome browser?

I've just switched phones from iPhone to a Pixel 3a and one of the things I'm missing right now is double double tap to zoom in Chrome. I haven't found anything suggesting the feature doesn't exist on ...
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Imitate a swipe down gesture periodically

There's an app that allows for monitoring of some specific process. This app gets locked every 5 minutes unless a screen activity is detected. The phone itself is not locked, the only app's interface ...
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Fine-tune/calibrate system-wide tap vs swipe detection

I've had to replace the screen and touch assembly on a device I have but now the new hardware is too noisy: most of my taps end up being recognized as swipes or flings, making for a very frustrating ...
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How to setup navigation gestures in Android Oreo?

In my previous RedMi phone, I could swipe from the left to move back, swipe from bottom to go to the home screen, and swipe and hold from the bottom to get to the multitasking view. However, in my ...
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How to swiftly hide on-screen keyboard with a gesture?

I'm using an ageing Nexus 6 with stock and rooted Android 7.1.1. The problem I have with most multi-featured keyboards is that they don't hide timely with my pace of app usage. So, with animations ...
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How can I switch keyboards using gesture navigation only(no navigation bar)? (OnePlus 5t)

I recently decided to try out gesture navigation on Android (with the navigation bar turned off), and I liked it so much I decided to do away with my navigation bar for good. Aside from English, I ...
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Multi-window “Pop up view action” not working even if enabled

I ran through settings in Galaxy Note8 and from there I learned about pop up view action gesture and was able to use it. But when I finished running through the rest of the settings (top-to-bottom),...
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How to enable Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Back Button Gesture

Summary I do not want to have to move my eyes away from the tablet screen in order to execute whatever the Back button executes on my tablet. This should be as about as quick as using a desktop ...
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How can I enable swipe for back in Chrome for Android

Recently bought a new tablet, its running Android 6.0. On my touchscreen Windows 10 laptop, I can swipe the screen with one finger to go back and forward in chrome. How can I do the same the same on ...
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How to Have better on-screen Gesture-control in CM13 of many phones?

There is currently drawing circle (camera) and drawing V (flashlight). However, I would like to have other shortcuts such as drawing up-arrow. I have noticed that the first two gestures are specific ...