In KitKat on Galaxy Note 2, the menu key was changed to the running app key. Now I cannot access menu on apps with no menu button. Long pressing on the buttons does not bring up menu.

What can I do to access menu? (I know this has been asked before, but the solution of long pressing a button does not work).

  • "the menu key was changed to the running app key" - that sounds crazy? How do you access Recent Apps? Are you saying the Note2 has blocked the "menu button" (for older apps that require it) from appearing in the button bar at the bottom?! – MrWhite Dec 22 '14 at 20:15
  • i don't think it's blocked. it's just changed so that it shows all running apps. It is crazy, cause I can't access the menu. but maybe there's a setting in kitkat. I have a look. – alllrite Dec 22 '14 at 22:27
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    Google killed hardware menu button with the Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, OEMs like Samsung and LG have been reluctant in killing the button and till this day provide a hardware menu key on their devices, instead of the much more useful multitasking key. However, that might change since Google has hit the final nail in the coffin to kill the hardware menu key with the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Post the KitKat update, the on-screen overflow menu button...will be present on every device, irrespective of the fact whether it has a menu button or not. So in some apps no menu – alllrite Dec 22 '14 at 22:38
  • @alllrite The LG G3 does not have a hardware buttons except for power and volume. – Ryan Conrad Dec 31 '14 at 1:36

Press the Apps button, lower right on home screen, then press and hold menu button. This works on my LG Ultimate 2.


Go to the App menu in Settings and find TouchWiz and Clear Data and cache and reboot. The home screen should be returned to it's default settings

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