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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by larla, Sep 22, 2015.
Why?? Can I turn this off?
Resolved. Someone told me it was a multitasking thing and they were right. I had left Outlook as active task so that every time I swiped left it brought up Outlook.
However, for apps like Flipboard this is a real problem.
The slide over view should only come up if you swipe from the very edge of the screen, and centered from top to bottom. If you swipe up or down from the center you just get a little tab you can use to pull the panel out.
If Flip Board has a slide from the edge gesture, then avoiding the center might work. If it is just a swipe right to left on the left side of the screen, then avoid the very edge of the screen, and slide over should not activate.
Worst case, if you have absolutely no use for slide over, it can be disabled under Settings > General > Multitasking.
Since Apple has co-opted pretty much all the swipe from the edge directions at this time, I expect most apps that use that gesture will be updating to another method soonish.
The defining dynamic for Flipboard on the iPad is the slide left gesture thus causing the "flip". One must retrain the muscle memory to avoid bringing up another app. I suspect that Flipboard will have to do something to change their dynamic.
iBooks also has a swipe to turn the page gesture. I've had to be a bit more careful with exactly how I swipe wile using it. Which is how I discovered all the subtleties of the gesture, and how to avoid it when unwanted.
Yes, it take a little getting used to, but slide over is just too useful for me to give up, and I can't imagine a better gesture for invoking it.
Change is inevitable.
As long as you start your swipe from within the screen boundary you won't bring up Slide Over. Bringing up Slide Over requires that your swipe start from the bezel outside the screen area.