Step up your Galaxy S10 or Note 9 nav gestures game with Samsung's One Hand Operation+

Step up your Galaxy S10 or Note 9 nav gestures game with Samsung's One Hand Operation+
Samsung is a bit handicapped when it comes to navigation gestures, as the sides of its curved OLED displays are doing their People Edge or other duties, so busting a move from there is out of the question for now. It already has a pull-down and swipe-up gestures on an empty screen area to bring the notification shade from the clouds or open the app drawer, therefore the only side left for a new navigation party, is the very bottom.

That's exactly what the new One UI does - its gesture navigation option replaces the bottom strip with three even-spaced "pills" for home, back and recent apps, or you can hide those altogether, and only swipe by muscle memory. Unfortunately, except being more aesthetically pleasing by doing away with the navigational strip, these gestures add no value to the navigational ergonomics, as you have to stretch even further down with your thumb to execute.

Enter Samsung's Good Lock project that lets you sideload features and options to the interface, and the latest installment that Samsung pushed to the Play Store allows you to enrich the Galaxy S10 or S9 gesture systems. 

Dubbed One Hand Operation +, the app can assign side-swiping gestures to do a variety of things, including to serve as your back key. Not only that, but you can swipe straight, diagonally, or do a long swipe, and each of these gestures will do a new trick, for one complete navigational experience right under your thumbs. No stretching.

Download Samsung's One Hand Operation +

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Galaxy S10 5G
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  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
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  • Battery 4500 mAh
Galaxy S9
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1. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I use this everyday, it's brilliant.

2. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Finally updated and working as a charm with one UI on my s10 plus. Best gestures system ever made. I just don't understand why it isn't there by default!!! Also everyone should try the task switcher as well. Genius

3. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Yea if Samsung had kept a word and updated the note 9 in January, but they are full of s**t and I don't even have that feature yet. Unlocked Note 9

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Cause it's the unlocked version.

11. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Unlocked version got already go the update. If your phone is from another region, that might be the reason for the updates not showing up. Better use Odin and download firmware from sammobile.

4. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Tfw your unlocked US Note 9 is still on Oreo because VZW can't update their Note 9 on time to save it's life.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1365; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

really sucks that i'm still on oreo this long... yes i know i could go to firmware science and flash the att firmware, but i dont want their crap on my phone

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1699; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wow this is really handy. loving my s10 way more.

6. SuperA187

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

I find OnePlus' implementation of gesture a bit better than this.

7. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'll stick to Fluid Navigation, with hiding the nav bar using adb, this thing feels like it is baked into the system. No glitches, no lag, no force closing. The first thing I did on day one when I got my Note 9 and now S10 was install this and hide the default nav bar using adb. Next is bxactions, already downloaded it, but haven't had the time to fully unlock it's features using adb as well.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Loving it.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Might be a little late to comment but hey I installed it and it works WONDERS on my S9+. And hello PA community I'm back lol does anyone still remember me? idk anyways Hi!

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