A downward swipe on the home screen revealing a device search menu.

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One of the most familiar gestures on Android is the simple swipe down from the top of the screen to view the notification shade and quick-toggle options. This has been copied by everyone from Apple and Microsoft over the years.

This gesture was followed by another similar gesture, allowing you to swipe down anywhere else on a home screen (not from the very top) to activate the device search functionality or the notification shade. But what do you use this gesture for? Do you use it at all? Let us know by taking the poll below.