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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Jeff in Denver, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I have an 8.1 device, and was using Fluid and Wave Up. I used Fluid so that I could swipe to turn the phone on instead of wearing out the on button, and Wave Up to swipe from screen to screen. Fluid stopped working so I uninstalled both. Is there a program that will allow the user to turn on the phone by swiping, and enable swiping between apps?

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Try Nova launcher from the play store
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  3. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I tried installing it, but it comes up as Nova 7. Opening it I didn't see any way to set up swiping, so I uninstalled it.
    I was hoping to find a way around pressing buttons, but it's no big deal.
  4. tails618

    tails618 Member

    What phone do you have where the buttons are so worn that you need to avoid pressing the power button?
  5. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I have a Cat S31. The buttons are fine. I was hoping to to have to use them much, as they wear out. Swiping is a lot faster and easier.
  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Jeff you can try any launcher in the play store, most support swiping so it'll be hit or miss on which one actually works
  7. Assuming you're talking about waking the phone from lock, there are apps that will let you wake it up by waving a finger over the proximity sensor (as long as your phone has one). Actually some phones, such as my Samsung, have this built in as an accessibility feature (Easy Screen Turn On). Take a look and see if yours has something similar, otherwise look in the store for those apps.
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

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  9. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I am using Fluid Navigation Gestures and Wave Up. One turns on the phone and the other allows swiping. I'm not sure which does what, and I wish I only needed one of them, but I have it working. Thanks.
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  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Wave Up turns on the device when you wave over the proximity sensor or take it out of your case/pocket.

    Fluid must be what allows for your swiping.
    I do not like gesture controls very much, so I have never tried such an app.

    Can you tell me exactly what you are swiping to and from?
    Is it app to app?
  11. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    That makes sense. I just use swiping instead of using the back button. I don't know if I am overly-worried about it, but I am concerned about wearing out buttons, and like using software, instead.
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  12. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I have a couple of devices where the power button got crud or something down in there, and made the contact almost impossible to make.

    I literally had to blow warm breath into the buttons (volume and power) to make them work easily.

    That is how I found Wave Up, and I used an at the time ad-free volume booster (Speakerboost) app to control the volume.

    So both of those apps have been included on all of my devices since, as I am now addicted to Wave Up and because well, just in case, lol.

    I even keep the old ad-free versoon of Speakerboost around even though the boost part won't work on my new devices.
    The volume does, and that is well enough- considering how small the app is.

    I even have an outdated but still working Brightness Control app.

    I was just curious, because I never have known anyone else that was using Wave Up just out of the blue before.
  13. Jeff in Denver

    Thread Starter

    I hear you. The less you use switches and buttons, the better.
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  14. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Yeah, especially when you work in a filthy environment like I do.

    I work on cars.

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