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Thread: Feature request: Left & right swipe to move between channels.

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    Feature request: Left & right swipe to move between channels.

    I think it would improve the user experience if one can move between channels by swiping left and right instead of having to select the channel icon.
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    It's something I've experimented with but is actually quite tricky with a touch screen and the list view for the programmes.

    A thumb swipe (for example) will move across and up/down the screen (try it and watch how your thumb moves on a handheld device)...so what should it do? Scroll the programmes or flip to another channel?

    I agree it would be great for UX but I need to do some more work on it.

    Cheers,
    Brian

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    How about if it brings up your "favorite" channel by default but then have just the channel "bar" at the top scroll left to right (but you still want to be able to bring up the list to select if you have dozens of channels). I will leave it with you. Thanks Brian.
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    A scrolling channel bar is one possibility I've thought a bit about but haven't got as far as trying. I could change behaviour so instead of a touch/tap to bring up the channel selector popup it would need a long-touch. That way the channel logo and name could be swiped to change the channel being shown.

    As for a favourite channel always being default, I hadn't thought of that but it's easy enough to implement and I'll add it to the ToDo list.

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