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Alan J Robertson

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May 27, 2015, 4:45:49 AM5/27/15
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Update on two issues on the Galaxy S6.

1) the lack of soft menu - mentioned previously here, I've found that a recent software update from Samsung has added a floating '3 dots' menu on both GrazeRSS and some other apps, which activates the soft menu option.

2) compared to previous phones I've found it quite difficult to make use of the 'tap on header' function (that switches between feed and web views). It often tends to either act as if I'd swiped right or left rather than tapped. I'm tapping just the same as I used to, but presumably the screen sensitivity is different on the device. I don't however have any issue when tapping on article headings, etc - it's just on the header bit that there are problems. I don't suppose there's any way this can be fixed?

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Alan

Peter Riocreux

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May 27, 2015, 11:22:23 AM5/27/15
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I get this tap/swipe issue too on my Galaxy S5 mini.

I thought it was just me, but obviously not.

Pete

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Travis Tabbal

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May 27, 2015, 11:23:06 AM5/27/15
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The soft menu is due to Android/Google deciding to "deprecate" the menu button. They seem to want everyone to move to the action bar hamburger menu. That requires some big changes to the UI and I'm not sure when I'll decide to do that. There are workarounds on every device I've seen so far, usually pretty simple ones. I'd like to make a Material Design style UI, but that's a lot of work, so we'll see. When I do, you can look for Google to make a whole new UI paradigm. :) With I/O coming up, it's probably a good idea to hold off a bit anyway.

I haven't seen any issue with the tap on the header option. I also don't own an S6 though. I did have Note series devices and they worked fine with 5.x Touchwiz builds. I believe it's using the Android swipe API, so I'm not sure how much control I have over swipe length etc... Perhaps I can add a setting for it.



Alan

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Alan J Robertson

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May 27, 2015, 5:50:41 PM5/27/15
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Thanks, Travis.

Yes for some reason in the original SGS6 firmware it didn't deprecate very well so there was no obvious overflow menu, instead the user had to long-press on the back button - at least the new implementation from Samsung is a bit more discoverable! I can appreciate the challenges in any switch to material UI, especially when GrazeRSS is so efficient at what it does (making it really easy to read and deal with lots of RSS feeds). Will be interesting to see what I/O and Android M brings.

With regards the tap issue, could it be anything to do with pixel density and how a swipe is differentiated from a tap? As I say visually things look the same and I'm tapping in the same way, but it's as if it is over-sensing the tap as a swipe - if this is done on a per-pixel basis I guess it could be counting the slightest movement as a swipe instead? I've not noticed an issue in other apps though that have both tap and swipe functionality (eg Gmail) so just wondered if there was some different implementation? An ability to add a sensitivity setting would be great if this isn't the case though!

Cheers

Alan

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