What happened to Recent Apps?

  1. jwewing Froyo Sep 26, 2018

    jwewing, Sep 26, 2018 :
    I just installed the Android P OTA and was stunned by the giant step backwards in the Recent Apps display. First, I used to be able to see several recent apps on screen at the same time. The new UI shows me exactly one. I could guess what the adjacent apps are but can no longer see several at once with their names and a content snapshot. This is horrible. Second, if someone can point out any user interface anywhere at anytime where X means "kill everything" I'll be okay with its use in recent apps. This is so counter intuitive. Every other place X is used it means "dismiss what I'm looking at".

    And, now that I've been typing, what happened to auto-cap following a sentence-ending punctuation mark.

    Pie is not a good upgrade.

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  2. Z1537982708148 Cupcake Sep 26, 2018

    Z1537982708148, Sep 26, 2018 :
    They have given horizontal recents instead of vertical recents. Hope they change it in the next upgrade. It is very annoying.

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  4. idkwhoiam322 Marshmallow Sep 26, 2018

    idkwhoiam322, Sep 26, 2018 :
    Blame Google for the change. Feel free to leave it in feedback but it will almost certainly not really be looked at much.

  5. mariusbob Donut Sep 26, 2018

    mariusbob, Sep 26, 2018 :
    OMG, recent apps it's so annoying to use in Oxygen 9. It is really horrible!!!!
    The animation time is too long! It is jerky.

    If there are no recent apps and you display the screen anyway, if you tap on it, it won't disappear. You just have to tap the back/home button.

    I intend to sell my oneplus 6. Sorry I cannot use this phone anymore.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018

  6. l3nny Donut Sep 26, 2018

    l3nny, Sep 26, 2018 :
    this is due to Android Pie (9.0).
    Every phone with Android 9 on it will use this Funktion

  7. jwewing Froyo Sep 27, 2018

    jwewing, Sep 27, 2018 :
    I do. And, I agree with you on the level of attention it will receive by OP O2 development. I'm always amazed at how much change for its own sake is pushed on us in the name of progress.

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  8. deangilvin Jelly Bean Sep 27, 2018

    deangilvin, Sep 27, 2018 :
    You may want to try installing the old OP launcher apk and see if it comes back. I read on another thread someone said to do that.

  9. Texasaggie1 US Brand Ambassador Sep 27, 2018

    Texasaggie1, Sep 27, 2018 :

    if you disable the OnePlus Launcher (using island or icebox or the like) you will get back your old way of seeing recents !

    Just make sure you have another launcher installed like lawn chair or Nova.


  10. mariusbob Donut Sep 27, 2018

    mariusbob, Sep 27, 2018 :
    i didnt manage to get that. i downloaded niva launcher but recent apps menu is the same.

  11. deangilvin Jelly Bean Sep 27, 2018

    deangilvin, Sep 27, 2018 :
    Because OP launcher still controls that area. You can try downloading the old OP launcher version and see if that helps

  12. mariusbob Donut Sep 27, 2018

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  14. jwewing Froyo Sep 28, 2018

    jwewing, Sep 28, 2018 :
    Ahhh... it is OnePlus' fault. Information on the web indicates that Google opened up the Recent Apps to third-party developers in Pie. OP just elected to go with stock implementation. Same issue with the auto-cap. It's only OP apps that are behaving badly.

    Thanks for the alternate launchers suggestions. I guess those people aren't so lazy.

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  15. deasom Honeycomb Sep 28, 2018

    deasom, Sep 28, 2018 :
    You can't make EVERYONE happy.

    If they left it like it was, there would be 50 threads complaining that they wanted the stock Pie recents menu.

    if u don't like it, CHANGE IT.

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  16. deangilvin Jelly Bean Sep 28, 2018

    deangilvin, Sep 28, 2018 :
    The problem is that other launchers can't just change it

    But I agree there would be dozens of threads complaining. Just like they wanted the AI features but now don't like what they do. They all don't seem to understand Google is good at the OS part but is horrible on their feature implementation.

  17. Z1537982708148 Cupcake Sep 28, 2018

  18. deangilvin Jelly Bean Sep 28, 2018

  19. G_TV95_MeLm Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 28, 2018

    G_TV95_MeLm, Sep 28, 2018 :
    Well, this has been the case with UI design forever. A new design always feels jarring to some people because they get used to operating a device in a certain way. But, for better or worse, we move forward.

  20. elanglois Lollipop Sep 28, 2018

    elanglois, Sep 28, 2018 :
    You still don't see more than one at a time. I happen to like Pie's horizontal scroll over verticle

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