Bug ID: 63133
Summary: Interaction between settings drawer and TOC is
Product: Wikipedia App
Version: Android (alpha)
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
I find the swipe-right action for accessing the TOC to be a major burden. I
activate it all the time when intending just to scroll. The potential for user
confusion is even greater since the menu drawer is *also* activated by swiping
to the right, but only if you start from the left edge. It's also really
frustrating that you cannot *push* the TOC back toward the left, you have to
grab the edge of the article and pull it back.
The resulting physical metaphor is that the fundamental immovable layer is the
TOC, and above that is a movable article that you can push to the right, and
above that is menu drawer than you can pull over from the left. Confusing,
especially since the article should be the fundamental thing.
The solution I propose is to make *both* the TOC and the menu into drawer, and
have the TOC be the right-hand drawer while the menu is the left-hand drawer
(as now), and the article is the immovable bottom layer.
For an app that does things like this, see Quasseldroid, which I think works
out quite nicely.
I also suggest that the drawers have a larger region that can be grabbed, which
is a feature that Quasseldroid has. For users with cases that extend above the
plane of the screen, it can be difficult to actually initiative a swipe from
the edge. Here's how Quasseldroid implemented that:
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