NEW Logos Interface - Where did my two finger back on IOS go?

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Matt Zimmerman | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 14 2017 5:56 AM

IOS doesn't have a back button. Prior to the last update, I could use two fingers to go back to some previous location. Maybe started in John, then ended up in Romans. While in Romans I could use two fingers to go back to John. That functionality is now gone in the IOS update... please tell me this is unintentional. I found that if I swipe down somewhere to display that pop-up menu, there is a back arrow. But come now... multitouch. Please bring it back.

While we're at it... it's kind of cumbersome to close open windows. Previously, if I went to passage guide, it wouldn't create a separate window because windows didn't exist. I could just two-finger back out of the passage guide back to my verse. But now I have to manually close the passage guide window. Isn't there a more elegant solution to closing open windows than having to click all the buttons and find the window you want to close? I don't want to be a downer though. I like a lot of the changes.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 14 2017 7:00 AM

Matt Zimmerman:
IOS doesn't have a back button... I found that if I swipe down somewhere to display that pop-up menu, there is a back arrow. But come now... multitouch.

multitouch is in play here. The two finger swipe is used to move quickly between tabs, which is extremely handy. The back button on the toolbar might take a little adjusting to. It also has your history if you press and hold. To me, this is much more convenient, after some adjustment. New UIs are extremely frustrating to adjust to.

Matt Zimmerman:
While we're at it... it's kind of cumbersome to close open windows. Previously, if I went to passage guide, it wouldn't create a separate window because windows didn't exist. I could just two-finger back out of the passage guide back to my verse. But now I have to manually close the passage guide window. Isn't there a more elegant solution to closing open windows than having to click all the buttons and find the window you want to close?

I agree, this is somewhat messy. But you also have to account for different people with different uses. Some might want a commentary to replace the passage guide when tapping it. Some may want it to open 20 commentaries in new tabs so they quickly browse between them (maybe with a back button to close the commentary and return to the passage guide!). Some might want to designate a split view to always be the target of the passage guide. (Can't we have it all?) Hopefully, this is something that will be expanded on in future releases. A lot have already commented on it. But with massive new features as introduced here, I'm sure it takes time to tune it to make everyone happy. I think this is a good default to start with.

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Danny Clarkson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 15 2018 4:14 PM

Both the two and three finger swipe moves tabs.  Why not use one of these multitouch gestures for historial location navigation? This lost navigation is hard to adjust to.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 16 2018 9:47 AM

Danny Clarkson:
Both the two and three finger swipe moves tabs.  Why not use one of these multitouch gestures for historial location navigation? This lost navigation is hard to adjust to.

I agree with this, especially because there seems to no longer be a "forward" capability. I would use two-finger swipes to go backward and forward in a resource. I can use the back button now to go backward, but there's nothing there (even with a long press) that allows me to move forward.

Donnie

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