I've been playing with my new Touchpad for a few days now, and I find it extremely counter productive to have to minimize a card to be able to open the card that sits just next to it. On my Pre, I've always used a full lenght gesture swipe to move to the card left or right. This is especially important with stacks, which I for the most part find annoying.

I think I would find it helpful to have a see through overlay at the bottom of the screen which would act as the gesture area. It could still register single presses, but swipes would act as gestures. That should make it work with most programs and even the keyboard.

Is such a feature possible? Being able to configure how see though it is, and the lenght of the swipes, would be great.

An alternate approach is using swipes from the edge of the screen to switch cards.