Good UX over Aesthetics

Gesture Navigation in Android 10

The Annoyance

Look at the image below, specifically at the highlighted buttons. These buttons are used to hide the keyboard when you no longer want it visible.

GBoard with Android Pie’ 2-button navigation (left), GBoard with Android 10’s Gesture Navigation (right)

The Fix

It’s simple really. Just push the button in from the left by some density-dependant unit. It’s okay. I know, it looks slightly worse but it makes your users feel delightful every time they tap the button.

et voila!

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