iOS 7 apps typically use a left to right edge swipe to go back to the previous screen, the SE app should do the same

Pages not utilizing edge swipe:

  • Tags/Search page
  • Site Index Page
  • This does work when you're on a question (since that view has a back button), but not many other places.
    – Tim Stone
    Feb 23, 2014 at 22:16
  • Where isn't this working where you want it to? This should work in most cases. Feb 25, 2014 at 17:26
  • @BrianNickel: Of the top of my head: it would be nice to pull up the menu from the edge swipe, but I'll go through the UI and figure where I think it feels broken when I try to edge swipe Feb 25, 2014 at 18:07
  • @BrianNickel I updated my question with the 2 pages I saw right now, if I see anymore I'll be sure to add them Feb 25, 2014 at 19:46
  • The android-app supports a lot more edge swiping, and it's a nice way to get around. I'm slightly frustrated in the ios-app, partly due to being habituated to the Android version. May 11, 2014 at 9:22

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I was able to help you a little bit. iOS by default disables swiping back when you set a different left bar button item or hide the navigation (which happens in the case of search). I've reenabled it when search is active.

When you go to a site's index page, you are actually taken to a new root view so navigating back won't be possible without redesigning the app. We could have swiping open the navigation but that is already possible at any point from the navigation bar.

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