By popular request from a few folks in the office, here's a quick look at how the Motion Launch gestures work on the HTC One M8. You'll see some helpful pop-ups for this when you first use the phone. If you want to turn the gestures off, go to Settings>Display and gestures>Motion Launch gestures.

 
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Erckul says:

I love using gestures on my M8. Hope they add a swipe feature to put the phone into sleep mode. Yes, I'm rooted and know I can grab a mod to do this, but a native feature would still be nice.

popartist says:

You don't need to be rooted to add a gesture to put it to sleep, there are apps in the Play Store that will do that. I am using the Knock Lock app - just set an area on the screen to tap to turn the screen off and it will do it when you tap twice.

Skyway says:

The one I use is called Screen Off and Lock. I personally think it works the best out of all the others, but it replaces the Google Now gesture (swiping up from the home button). I don't use Google Now so for me this app is absolutely perfect

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jlczl says:

This is what I use too but in conjunction with Nova I set it to double tap the screen to turn it off.

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rampage1979 says:

This, screen off and lock, use it with most launchers double tap gestures works great on nova, apex, sick sky havnt tried on other launchers but if it has a double tap action/gesture in the launcher settings it works.

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knkcgrant says:

Don't need root for that....

Wynnsman says:

Is this a sence 6.0 feature? If so will the m7 get these features?

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jeddo45 says:

If HTC decides to add that to the sense 6 update for the M7.

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arisenfury says:

You can knock off from the lock screen.

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jlczl says:

What I would like to do is turn off gestures selectively instead of all at once. I only use double tap to turn on. I don't use the swipe features and I notice that sometimes my phone will turn on in my shirt pocket because of it. Additionally it'll turn on when I'm cleaning the screen.

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popartist says:

Yeah, while I like the feature it does make it really hard to clean the screen on the fly, have to turn the phone all the way off to really do it.

rampage1979 says:

Or turn off gestures, clean the display, then turn it back on.

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I use the gestures and like them a lot. Good job, htc

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ajua says:

I didn't knew that using a third party launcher will break Motion Control gestures.