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Files by Google gets gestures for volume and brightness control (Update: Double-tap to seek)

Files by Google gets gestures for volume and brightness control (Update: Double-tap to seek)

One of the things that first struck me about MX Player, when I tried it out many years ago, was its swiping gestures on each side of the screen. Instead of looking for physical volume buttons or pausing the video to find the brightness controls on my phone, a simple swipe would adjust those without skipping a second. These same gestures are now available in Android's built-in video player.

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YouTube Music now lets you swipe on album artwork to change songs

YouTube Music now lets you swipe on album artwork to change songs

YouTube Music has picked up a familiar feature: the ability to swipe on album art in the Now Playing interface to change tracks. It's a surprising omission, and it hasn't rolled out to everyone yet, but customers coming from Google Play Music and other streaming services like Spotify will appreciate it.

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5 cool Telegram gestures and shortcuts you should be using

5 cool Telegram gestures and shortcuts you should be using

In recent years gestures have become fundamental to the way we interact with our devices, prompting not only Android itself but also the apps that call it home to implement them. A prime example of this is Telegram, one of the best messaging apps out there. With such a rich tapestry of features included in Telegram, it's easy to miss some of them or forget that they exist. So, let's take a look at some of the most useful gestures and shortcuts that are hidden away in Telegram, and why you should be using them.

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Google 'Swipe to Visit' uses AMP to bring quick-loading pages to mobile image search

Google 'Swipe to Visit' uses AMP to bring quick-loading pages to mobile image search

When you're browsing Google Images on your phone, visiting the site a particular image came from feels just a little clunky. Tap the link, and you're taken to a separate screen where the page loads. Google's set on making the process more seamless with its new Swipe to Visit gesture.

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Google makes exiting fullscreen mode way less annoying in Android Q Beta 5

Google makes exiting fullscreen mode way less annoying in Android Q Beta 5

Picture this. You're watching a video or playing a game in fullscreen, and you want to exit it. You think to yourself, no problemo, I'll just swipe from the side of the screen to trigger the navigation buttons then tap back. Or if you're using gestures, you swipe from the side thinking it'll trigger the back function. Either way, that swipe worked well on Pie and earlier, but it was removed in Q betas. We had to wait for Beta 5 to see it brought back.

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Android Q Beta 4 once again lets you swipe away notifications from either direction

Android Q Beta 4 once again lets you swipe away notifications from either direction

It's Android Q Beta update day and in our fourth installment, we're looking at where the notifications go to die. Kinda grim, but it's been a point of annoyance since Beta 2, when Google established that notifications can only be dismissed when swiped one way and snoozed or managed upon when swiped the other. The good news here is that this paradigm has gone away for this update.

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