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Pixel 7 Pro Always on display and tap to check phone stopped working after latest OS update (Android version 14)

I've recently installed the latest upgrade for the Android OS, and since then, the "always on display" and "tap to check phone" features have stopped working. I've tried disabling ...
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Multitasking gesture slower when using Nova Launcher

I recently switched my Galaxy S23 from on-screen buttons to gesture navigation. I noticed that using the stock launcher I can open the multitasking screen very quickly when swiping upwards and holding ...
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Gesture app that can link directly to app shortcuts?

For example, I can long hold Clock app to access "Set Timer" in MIUI14 on Nova Launcher. However, when using Vivid Navigation Gestures, clicking on "Shortcut" or "Activity&...
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Does Pixel 4 support three-finger swipe?

Because the volume buttons no longer work, I want to assign three-finger swipe up and three-finger swipe down to increase and decrease the volume. However, if the hardware doesn't support detecting ...
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Combined touch plus swipe gestures and TalkBack

I would like to know whether on Android devices it is possible to input a combined touch plus swipe gesture. For instance, I could touch with one or more fingers with the left hand, and simultaneously ...
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What might prevent ADB from writing to a Settings.Secure key?

I am trying to edit the value of a Secure Settings key over ADB with the command: settings put secure camera_double_twist_to_flip_enabled 1 For some unknown reason, the value of this key is 0 and ...
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How do I disable skipping chapters with two-finger double taps on YouTube?

When I watch YouTube videos on my ASUS Zenfone 8, if I double tap with one finger to skip forward 10 seconds my input is often misregistered as a two finger tap that skips to the next chapter. This ...
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How can I enable double tap actions on navigation buttons?

Before the latest Android update, I was so happy with my double tap functionalities. I had something like double triangle -> bring down the panel with notification, double circle -> lock screen ...
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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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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 adjust swipe sensitivity on Samsung Galaxy Devices?

I recently owned a Samsung Galaxy S21 (Ultra), before having a OnePlus 6. Everything is fine, but I really dislike how sensitive it is for swipe gestures. Scrolling to the side is interpreted as ...
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Audio recorder triggered by global long press gesture

A friend who has limited eye sight would like an audio recorder on his Samsung phone. Ideally it starts when he long presses the display anywhere after unlocking the phone. Is that possible?
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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 hide the new gesture pill / navigation bar on my pixel 4a running android 11?

I m trying to hide the pill bar to get more screen real estate but I can't figure out how to do it. The bar is highlighted in red.
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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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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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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://i.stack.imgur.com/lhKMc.jpg That's how it should look like I believe: https:...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 ...