Sunday, December 20, 2009

Advanced Palm Pre Gestures

For you Palm Pre users out there, I found this on the Palm blog and thought it was a great thing to know about. I've had the Pre for about 6 months now and love it (except for the battery life, but at least I can carry a spare). However, I've been so busy I really haven't had the time to research and find all the advanced things you can do. Here are a few tips from Palm I think you'll find useful.

Using your Palm webOS phone is even easier and more fun when you learn a few simple advanced gestures. Here are a few good ones to get you started:

  • Full screen app switching! Go to the Screen & Lock icon, scroll down to Advanced Gestures and turn on Switch Applications. Now you can swap between full screen open apps with a long swipe left or right in the gesture area. No need to go into card view.
  • Open top left and right menus with one swipe. Let's say you want to quickly disable Bluetooth on your phone. Instead of tapping the screen to pull down the menu, just swipe down from the top right corner of your screen. To view the menu in an application, swipe down from the top left corner.
  • Resize cards and card order. Tap and hold a card while in card view to resize the card. Drag cards to change the order.
  • Quickly end a phone call. In card view, throw the Phone app card off the top of the screen to end a call.

Click here to learn more about using gestures.

1 comment:

  1. Great tools making jobs easier. We have a module in our web based software that allows dentists to enter their cases directly to the lab of their choice (depending on that lab operating Excelsior). Is that something that would add value to the industry? I would appreciate your thoughts.
    From the Excelsior team.