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My Galaxy S1 (Gingerbread) has a context menu button below the lower left of the screen which brings up various extra soft-buttons. For example, in the Twitter app, I use this to pop-up an additional menu which includes a switch user soft-button.

I have recently acquired a Nexus 7 which is lovely. However, the three screen buttons are Back, Home, and Multitask[I think?] and I can't work out how to bring up the same context menus which I use to use. When I press the Multitask button in any app, I just get a list of running apps.

Have I missed something? Is there no context menu option in Jellybean?

How do I get to the Twitter App switch user soft-button (etc)?

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If anyone else has this specific Twitter issue, the option to change user has been moved on to the "ME" tab, on the left next to the settings button. –  gingerbreadboy Jan 6 '13 at 15:35
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Since Android 4, devices no longer need to have hardware soft buttons for menu, back, home etc.

They are now part of the screen, provided by the OS. The menu button has now been replaced by 3 dots in the top corner of the program - if these 3 dots on top of each other are not visible, then the app hasn't been updated for ICS+, and you will not be able to access the menu items (unless you are rooted).

If you are rooted, you can download the button savior app that will overlay buttons onto the screen - you can set one to the menu button, to then access the apps menu.

Here is a screenshot of the button you have to press to access the app menu:

(See the thing in the yellow square)

Screenshot

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  • Connect your device with a USB cable,
  • activate USB debugging
  • issue: $ adb shell input keyevent 82

Alternative geeky answer, let's say.

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Nice. Any nasty side effects? –  gingerbreadboy Dec 28 '12 at 21:44
    
No nasty side effect. The phone does not even need to be rooted to do that. –  m-ric Dec 31 '12 at 17:58
    
That's perfect, thanks! Made an alias for easy access. –  Richard Connamacher Jun 7 '13 at 19:16
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