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This might be a duplicate request. Feel free to close if it is.

I'm a long-time Poweramp user who just got the V3 update. My first impressions have been favorable. The new Poweramp looks slick and it's great to have the notification area working again!

However, I do have one big issue that might make me downgrade to V2. I frequently use Poweramp to play music while driving. The swipe controls made this safer and easier than any other media player applications. With V3 I can no longer swipe up or down to change albums. I've found and enabled the pro buttons, but they're not as useful since they require me to look at the phone.

Taking me to the list of songs on the album on swiping down isn't helpful for me with the way I use the app. V2 already got me in the habit of swiping left or right in the rare scenario where I want to listen to a specific song on the same album.

Am I missing a configuration option? If not, this is a feature request to add-back swipe up/down configuration.

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No, you're not missing anything, there is currently no way at all to change albums from the default interface. At the end of an album (at the first or last track only) you can "long swipe" sidewards to go to the previous (from the first track) or next album (from the last track) but otherwise the only way to do it is to enable Pro Buttons.

Andre

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YEAHH! I love Poweramp because this configuration is essential for me. I need this configuration of swipe by the finger to up or down to change albums. If it is not on V3. I'll return to V2. Why did Poweramp remove this configuration on V3?

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I signed up for this forum just because of this issue.

I really love Poweramp, but don't understand why option to change between albums by a finger swipe has been removed. What made this app stand out over other music players was the fact that it could be easily operated without looking on the display, which is essential for example if used while in the pocket or while driving. This UI change makes the program less user friendly and absolutely breaks Poweramp for me.

PLEASE bring back the swipe up / swipe down Album change gesture (both on the lock screen and the app), at least as an option.

Thanks!

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Please bring back swipe album navigation. Going back to the old version for now...

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This feature is the only reason i bought Poweramp after the trial. This feature need to come back or allow version 2 and 3 to be installed on the same device.

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I'm not quite sure why it ever went away. While I didn't use it myself (I prefer proper control buttons, rather than waving my finger around in wild gesticulations :) ) I know a lot of people did.

Currently, pull-down just does the same thing as a tap (opens the current library view), while pull-up just bounces the screen a bit but doesn't actually do anything else. Neither of which seem especially useful.

Andre

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I also joined the forum to add my vote to bring this back.  Poweramp was the first store app I ever purchased when I moved to Android many years ago.  Solid, innovative,and well maintained.  Using the swipe up/down to change albums without looking is just great touch design.  I have been trying to adjust to v3 since it came out and, like others, assumed there was some combination of settings I hadn't discovered to keep that function.

Sorry, I am reverting back to v2 until this is restored as some option.

MaybeOnce

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Another first time poster begging to get the ability to advance albums back. Restoring the Advance List button would be fine, as would mapping this function to a gesture (as noted, Pull Up doesn't seem to do anything currently)

I typically play albums on shuffle while driving, and it takes too many swipes/clicks to go to another album when shuffle lands on one I'd rather skip past. This is the only change between v2/3 I haven't been able to get used to.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, deton8 said:

Restoring the Advance List button would be

Activate the pro buttons in your skin, there is an advance list button, here labelled next category:

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Edited by blaubär

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On 3/1/2019 at 1:51 PM, blaubär said:

Activate the pro buttons in your skin, there is an advance list button, here labelled next category:

212019185045.jpg

Thanks, I had forgotten this had to be enabled after upgrading to v3. Adding the gesture option would still be nice, but this works in a pinch.

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On 2/17/2019 at 5:05 AM, MaybeOnce said:

I also joined the forum to add my vote to bring this back.  Poweramp was the first store app I ever purchased when I moved to Android many years ago.  Solid, innovative,and well maintained.  Using the swipe up/down to change albums without looking is just great touch design.  I have been trying to adjust to v3 since it came out and, like others, assumed there was some combination of settings I hadn't discovered to keep that function.

Sorry, I am reverting back to v2 until this is restored as some option.

MaybeOnce

Поддерживаю.

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Vote to come back of this feature. Maybe with option, but it must be.

If it can be switched with buttons - it will be fantastic.

(Vol+ + Vol- - next album\folder, Vol- + Vol+ - prev albun\folder of something like this).

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I'm one of the users that created a forum account just to tell that the ability to swipe through albums was one of the main features for me.

It would be great to get it back in Poweramp V3 as an option.

As much as I like the improvements of V3, the loss of this feature made me downgrade to V2.

Cheers

Thorsten

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I must confess I never understood why this feature went away. Although it's not something I used myself (I prefer real control buttons) I know a lot of users liked it. And the current operation seems very temporary - swipe-up just jiggles the screen and does nothing else, while swipe-down just mimics the same functionality as tapping on the artwork. Maybe Max has a masterplan for this, but I'm afraid I don't know what it is.

Andre

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@maxmp Could you at least confirm if the comeback of this option is planned (or not) for a future release ? I can see there are a lot of people asking for it.

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