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Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

Uthor posted:

Tap the chat icon in the upper left?

(it was the last thing I could try...)

This was the answer. What a stupid UI decision.

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deong
Jun 13, 2001

I'll see you in heck!


Truly awful UI change.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

In Docs, there's a hamburger menu that has a "shared with me" section that seems like an obvious solution for Photos, maybe in the library section?

They're obviously trying to get people to remember that you can chat in Photos.

(my mom is the only person who uses the chat feature as that's how she knows to share a photo with me, but she doesn't check for replies, so I gotta text her back)

spincube
Jan 31, 2006

I spent so I could say that I finally figured out what this god damned cube is doing. Get well Lowtax.


Grimey Drawer

I'm really sad that they've screwed around with Photos so much: it went from something with an incredibly simple, uh, 'mission statement', and an incredibly simple UI, and they've just soiled it. Everything about it feels over-stuffed.

Uthor posted:

They're obviously trying to get people to remember that you can chat in Photos.

Shame how they originally made a fuss about how Photos was spun-off from Google+, but now they really really really want to be Instagram instead so it's back to failing at being a social network.

Soysaucebeast
Mar 4, 2008



Speaking of, is there an easy way to automatically back up the pictures in Photos? I have the stuff on my phone get automatically uploaded into Photos but I didn't know if there was a way to basically auto download them onto my PC. It'd be nice to keep everything synced automatically.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Honestly the chat in photos is probably the only sensible shoe horning a chat into a thing they've done

If the mrs sends me a cat pic its nice to be able to reply with a quick message directly to it. Its not likely to be a conversation I'm ever going to need to look at again but it saves swapping out into another app

chocolateTHUNDER
Jul 19, 2008

GIVE ME ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS

ALL OF THEM


Does the Android swipe navigation play nice with third party launchers like Nova launcher now, or is that still broken? Running on a Pixel 5 with latest public Android OS if that matters.

LastInLine
Mar 15, 2006

Why stay in the Cape when you can be in the WAVE?




chocolateTHUNDER posted:

Does the Android swipe navigation play nice with third party launchers like Nova launcher now, or is that still broken? Running on a Pixel 5 with latest public Android OS if that matters.

Works fine for me though I imagine if you use launcher gestures that it may not work as well.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

The only issue I have (Nova and Pixel 2) is when I swipe up to go to the home screen, I need to wait a split second after the screen redraws to tap on something. If I don't wait, it will reopen the app I just left. It's acting as if the app was animated away but is still technically in the foreground and when my finger touches the screen, it brings that app back into focus.

Not sure if it's Nova, the phone, the fact that I have animations set to 2x speed, or what.

LastInLine
Mar 15, 2006

Why stay in the Cape when you can be in the WAVE?




Uthor posted:

The only issue I have (Nova and Pixel 2) is when I swipe up to go to the home screen, I need to wait a split second after the screen redraws to tap on something. If I don't wait, it will reopen the app I just left. It's acting as if the app was animated away but is still technically in the foreground and when my finger touches the screen, it brings that app back into focus.

Not sure if it's Nova, the phone, the fact that I have animations set to 2x speed, or what.

I don't have this problem on a Pixel 4XL, standard speed animations.

effika
Jun 19, 2005
Birds do not want you to know any more than you already do.

chocolateTHUNDER posted:

Does the Android swipe navigation play nice with third party launchers like Nova launcher now, or is that still broken? Running on a Pixel 5 with latest public Android OS if that matters.

Pixel 5, latest public non beta Android, been using Nova for a very long time now with Google's gestures. Works great.

Wacky Delly
Apr 2, 2008






chocolateTHUNDER posted:

Does the Android swipe navigation play nice with third party launchers like Nova launcher now, or is that still broken? Running on a Pixel 5 with latest public Android OS if that matters.

They opened the gestures up to the non-pixel launchers at some point. Don't recall when, but third parties aren't blocked from them like they originally were.

chocolateTHUNDER
Jul 19, 2008

GIVE ME ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS

ALL OF THEM


Cool, I guess I'll finally force myself to make the switch. I don't use any custom launcher gestures, so that shouldn't be an issue. Thanks guys.

cr0y
Mar 24, 2005

IRONKNUCKLE PERMBANNED! READ HERE


Not sure where to post this, but anyone have any idea what might cause these "generic" android icons in my "switch between running apps thingy"? Note 10+, android 11, oneUI 3.1 and Nova Launcher. I can't figure out what to google because I don't know if the app switcher thing is part of android, part of one UI, or part of nova launcher...

Edward IV
Jan 15, 2006



cr0y posted:

Not sure where to post this, but anyone have any idea what might cause these "generic" android icons in my "switch between running apps thingy"? Note 10+, android 11, oneUI 3.1 and Nova Launcher. I can't figure out what to google because I don't know if the app switcher thing is part of android, part of one UI, or part of nova launcher...



Yeah that's part of OneUI's task switcher. Click the triple dots on the right of the search bar up top and then Settings. Unselecting "Show recommended apps" will get rid of them.

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Kheldarn
Feb 17, 2011




Edward IV posted:

Yeah that's part of OneUI's task switcher. Click the triple dots on the right of the search bar up top and then Settings. Unselecting "Show recommended apps" will get rid of them.

Thank you for this post! I don't have a problem with it not showing the icons, but I wasn't sure how to turn it off, because I didn't know what it was called.

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