Use Multi-window on the Samsung Galaxy S4

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The release of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy 4 produced clamor in the tech world as to whether or not it could keep up with its competitors like Apple. Samsung Galaxy S4 has some slick designs.

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In this article, we'll examine a feature embedded into Samsung Galaxy S4 – the "Multi-window" feature. As it name implies, this feature allows you to multi-task in some very interesting ways, with multiple applications on one screen. Let's explore the realm of multi-window on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Enabling Multi-Window

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    Look for a tab on the bottom right hand side of the screen.
    If multi-window mode is on, you will see this tab and you can drag it to the right to slide out the multi-window panel.
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    If you don't see it then you need to turn it on.
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    1. Slide a finger from the top of the screen down to slide down your notifications panel. Alternatively, you can do a two-finger swipe down to slide down a configuration panel with several features you can easily turn on or off.
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    2. At the top of the screen you will see an icon that says Multi-Window. Press it to turn it on.
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    3. Now slide your notifications panel back up. If you've done everything correctly, your screen should now have a tab in the lower left.
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Launching Applications in Multi-Window Mode

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    To put the application into a window just press and hold it for a second and then drag and drop it outside the application tray.
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    To add another application just repeat the previous step and you will get another screen on the side.
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Adding and Removing Applications from the Multi-Window Slideout Tab

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    Go to the Multi-Window tray.
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    Look at the bottom of the application tray / multi-window slideout tab.
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    Look for the "Edit" button
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    Tap the "Edit" button.
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    Now press and hold an application icon until its dragable.
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    Drag the application/s you want to show up on your multi window slideout tab in or out as desired.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Google apps and Samsung applications can be used on multi-window, example would be YouTube and other apps available from Google play store.
  • You can switch to watching YouTube and doing other tasks such as email messaging or checking your inbox while the YouTube videos load.
  • You can move the position of the Multi-Window tray by tapping and holding the multi-window tab and then drag and drop it to any location you like on your home screen.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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