Check out the Gesture shortcuts for Cyanogen

Check out the Gesture shortcuts for Cyanogen
Those running the latest version of CyanogenOS, or are using a device customized with CyanogenMod, have the ability to use Gestures shortcuts to  control certain applications on their phone. For example, if you see a photo opportunity develop in front of your very eyes, you can open the camera app by simply drawing a circle on the screen. If it's dark and you need the flashlight, draw a "V" to toggle on/off the "electric torch."

Other gestures available include some for the music player. Use two fingers to make vertical lines to play or pause music. Draw a left arrow to hear the previous track (the one that played before the tune you currently hear) and draw a right arrow to skip ahead to the next track.

The gestures need to be enabled, which you can do by going to the Gesture section in Settings, and make sure that the ones you plan on using have been toggled on. It goes without saying that if you fail to enable a specific Gesture shortcut on your device, it will not work on your phone. Also, keep in mind that these controls may not be available to all phones using Cyanogen,

source: AndroidCentral



1. Persian_Griffin

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2015

i'm using 12.1-20150519-NIGHTLY-hammerheadcaf on nexus 5. it doesn't have gesture option in settings !!! what's wrong ?

2. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Yeah,I also have cm 12.1 and don't have the gesture option.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't think regular CM has gesture controls, except perhaps on the OnePlus One. I was hesitant to try anything other CM11S on my OPO because I like the camera gesture (the flashlight one kept turning itself on in my pocket), but when I flashed LiquidSmooth, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they ported the gestures over. I'm guessing the reason for this is because anything to do with the screen has to be functional at the kernel level. With the source CM11S kernel available, it was easy to port it to other OS kernels on the OPO. However, these features aren't available on the Nexus devices. There's various touch-wake kernels for various devices (I have Stratosk dt2w on my Nexus 4), but these were either ported from other devices or created from the ground-up. But no other gesture controls like what CM11S/12S (and OxygenOS? I don't know) has because they haven't been ported or created. Does the stock CM12.1 kernel on the Nexus 5 have touch-wake capability?

5. Persian_Griffin

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2015

as far as i know there is no touch-wake option in CM12.1 Roms. but there's an option for double-tap to sleep (useless).

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You can always use a custom kernel for touch-wake though. Franco kernel, for example, has double-tap to wake and sweep to wake. Plus a lot of other cool features, tweaks, and improvements. No gestures ala CM11/12S though, obviously.

8. singhkaran9830 unregistered

I searched about it and found this feature only works on limited devices like the Moto X.So only a handful of devices are supported right now.

3. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

I use an app called all-in one gestures on my galaxy phone . I use screen lock feature as lower right corner swipe up , best feature ever probably the easiest way to unlock/lock your phone without changing grip , should be default on every smartphone , it's crazy but think about it how many times do we unlock/lock our phones everyday , maybe 100 times even , making it fast n easy to is huge , these gestures should be default in Android. also Samsung phones have a huge advantage of the physical home button , allows you to map the button for different tasks, Double tap opens camera , home+back opens last used app , really nice if you like things quick.

6. Takeharu

Posts: 293; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is very misleading. Not every device supports this feature, to my knowledge only the Oneplus One and Oppo devices.

9. JoniCen

Posts: 18; Member since: May 24, 2015

Cyanogen will provide CM 12.1 for BB passport. Please stay tune.

10. dirnoz

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

I use CM 12.1 on my Oppo Find 7a, and sure have gesture options

11. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

S5 12.1 has hand wave notifications and notifications on pocket removal.

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