G_MisterMythicalMinds_GR, Feb 10, 2019 : Who are the users? A lot of people might need to switch between applications quickly without prior notice and the app menu might be too slow. The feature is for people who, like me, might not have an app running in the background but need to access it in a short span of time. What is the proposed function? An unintrusive taskbar would allow users to easily switch to an app without the need for it to be running in the background. You could be informed that you need to, say, open up a presentation and then quickly just double-tap on the screen and, bam! You're greeted by a taskbar on the right or the top of your screen, depending on your orientation, and then you can open PowerPoint or whatever. What is the user value? Users can use this feature to get things done quicker or just to get something done in a high-pressure time sensitive situation. If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior? The closest thing I can think of is the top section of apps in the app menu. But the app you need to open up quicky may not necessarily be an app you use very often, so it fails in that aspect. From any app, a user may open the taskbar by tapping two times in rapid succession. If the screen is in portrait mode, the taskbar will appear on the right(can be adjusted in settings to appear on the left for left-handed users). If the screen is in landscape mode, the taskbar will appear on the right. There will be 5 personalized apps in the top section of the taskbar(or left section if in landscape mode) chosen by the user and in the bottom section of the taskbar(or right section if in landscape mode) will be the 2 most recently used apps(excluding the app currently being used). These two sections will be divided by a line. Note: Both app icon and app name to be present, of course. The entire taskbar will occupy one-quarter of the screen width and its entire height(width and height only to be considered with respect to portrait mode). In the top right corner of the screen there will be an X to close the taskbar(with a slick animation, naturally). Also, in landscape mode, the taskbar has to be a bit larger, but it shouldn't bother anyone too much as you're soon gonna leave the app anyway. When you reach an app from the taskbar, the taskbar will automatically close. If you exit the current app or open another without using the taskbar, the taskbar will not close until you press the X button. Obligatory sketches are presented in approx. 19:9 aspect ratio Does it contribute to a burden less experience? I believe it does as it helps the target users to switch apps quickly and easily, without minimal difficulty. How will different parts of the existing OS interact with this new feature? The app currently being used an be resized to a different aspect ratio until the taskbar is closed. What will the user experience be like? Does the current flow result in the optimal user journey? The user experience will be made smoother. The feature is in line with the ideals of OxygenOS. The process of moving to other apps will be made faster as well. I really hope this feature is added as it will help me in day to day life.