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Questions tagged [multi-window]

A feature on vanilla Android 7.0+ devices and older Samsung devices for displaying multiple apps in a split-screen view

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Split screen with Android Go pie

If I understand it correctly, the only thing that makes an Android ROM a "Go" version is the "ro.config.low_ram=true" entry, which brings several optimizations for low end devices and improves the ...
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Stock Phone app doesn't work in split-window mode on Android Nougat

I have Wiko U Pulse Lite running on Android 7.0 Nougat. I would like to use Google Keep or Google Drive in split-window mode with the Phone application. This is because every time I perform a banking ...
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Is there a way to resize applications for multitasking?

I've been using the multi-window feature on Android N for a while now, but when I use it, I tend to switch between three or four applications, not just two. I want a way to have window apps like you'd ...
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Enabling free form windows in android O causes buttons in recent apps menu to overlap

I have searched for a way to enable free form windows. I've used the adb way, adb shell settings put global enable_freeform_support 1 But I couldn't use it because the close button is overlapping ...
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How do I get split screen apps to both stay active [duplicate]

I am trying to run 2 apps in split screen with both staying active at the same time. Most results on google are saying this is not possible and they blame the app for it not working. Below is some ...
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App Windows as Widgets

I want to pin an app window to the home screen, like a widget, except that it is a live app. I need this because there are so many applications which do not have any widgets. Instead of opening an ...
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What is the lowest version of Android that supports split screen apps?

I'm looking to get an Android tablet and I'd like it to support running two apps on the screen at a the same time; what is the earliest release of Android to support this?
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Multi-window: prevent the out-of-focus app from pausing?

Android 7.0 introduced the native multi-window API which allows apps to be viewed in split-screen mode globally. However, in actual usage, one downside prevents it from being as useful as some users ...
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Disable Split-Screen/Multi-Window for apps

Forgive me if this is a duplicate post as I couldn't find a solution in post history. My question is concerning Split-screen/multi-screen functionality in Android Nougat. Is there a way to disable ...
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Multi-window “Pop up view action” not working even if enabled

I ran through settings in Galaxy Note8 and from there I learned about pop up view action gesture and was able to use it. But when I finished running through the rest of the settings (top-to-bottom),...
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How to minimize the app window (freeform mode/pop-up view)?

I sometimes accidentally minimize the window for the app Quick Edit Pro, whilst working with it. I get the smaller variable size and position window that I can intentionally create for some apps by ...
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How to close a window in multi-window mode?

How do I close a window in multi-window mode? I know I can show/hide the Windows supporting multi-window by keeping the Back key pressed/held down. Once I drag an app out of the multi-window and then ...
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Completely and entirely and absolutely disable multi-window on Android

I have Galaxy Note 4, and this feature (multi-window) is really driving me crazy. I keep disabling it, and it keeps enabling itself after some time. I have Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and before 5.1.0, and ...
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How to disable multiwindow icon

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (GT-N8010), Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Since the last firmware update, a multiwindow icon appeared in the lower right corner. Its purpose is to switch the ...
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Multi window supported Android devices (without root)

Currently I use Samsung S3 mini with Android 4.1.2. I'm planning to buy an S4 mini or other equivalent small screen phone (HTC One Mini, Xperia Z1 compact). But I need to use multi-window feature. ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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How to hide / show the pull out drawer that is pre-loaded on some Samsung devices [duplicate]

Some newer Samsung devices have a pull out tab that stores some of the commonly used applications. I have accidentally enabled and disabled it a number of times, but I don't know how. I don't see ...
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Where do I get multiwindow function?

I bought a galaxy 3 tablet with 4.2.2 system. The multiwindow option isn't there at all. I tried resetting the device but that did not help.
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How to read 2 or more documents side-by-side in Android?

When I do my math exercises, I need to view the book and the exercises at the same time. Sometime I need to open a third PDF, but it's more optional. How can I do so with Android? On iPad I use the ...
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Single Window Menu screen in Nexus 5

I am using Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.2. Its menu screen contains "3 screens" to accommodate all the apps I have. But I remember in older Android (I think I saw it in Galaxy S phone) that all the apps ...
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How do I add other apps to Samsung's multi-window/sliding app in Android 4.1.2?

I just got the Android 4.1.2 update. I know how to disable the multi-window/sliding app section. I know how to add and remove the preassigned apps there, but how can I add other apps (e.g. camera, ...
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How to remove this sliding app section?

A couple of weeks ago a sliding app section appeared on my home-screen. I have no idea how it got there, and no clue on how to disable/remove it. I tried all I could on the homescreen, to no luck. ...
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How do I run two programs at once in split-screen?

I have a Nexus 10. I want to split screen to do two things at the same time. Is that possible in Android? 3rd-party apps are acceptable too.