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Spotify brings back a beloved gesture it took away 2 years ago

Spotify brings back a beloved gesture it took away 2 years ago

App developers love to torture us every now and then. One day you're using a feature and taking it for granted, the next it's gone and there's no way to get it back. More than two years ago, Spotify did that for the swipe down gesture to search in playlists for no reason whatsoever. Now it's back again.

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'Swipe down to close' gesture for Play Store images is now live for some

'Swipe down to close' gesture for Play Store images is now live for some

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Samsung's TouchWiz Home launcher adds swipe down gesture to open the notifications panel

Samsung's TouchWiz Home launcher adds swipe down gesture to open the notifications panel

While most of us here on Android Police use third-party launchers for their added customization options, many users stick with the default launcher that comes on their device because it does the job well enough. One of the reasons I switch to Nova is gestures, because I love swiping down on the homescreen to open the notification panel, since reaching the top of the display can sometimes be cumbersome, especially one-handed.

Previously, Samsung's TouchWiz Home launcher (I thought they'd retired that TouchWiz name a long time ago) had swipe up and down gestures, but they both served to open the app drawer.

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