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jimleshed
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Registered: ‎16-11-2011

Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

The S4 has a sidebar/tray tool thingy - (not found out what its actually called) - which looks handy, but how do you add new Apps to it? I can drag them off and on when editing, but I cant seem to find a way of actually adding those Apps that I might find useful on it! If anyone has any clues that might be useful!

Cheers

JLS

 

 

Just in case anyone hasn't found it yet, do a long press on the BACK key (bottom right) and a small arrow appears on the left hand of the screen. Touch the arrow, and a few shortcuts appear.

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jimleshed
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Re: Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

I have just found that its called the Multi Window Panel. so perhaps only Apps that can run in Multi window mode are available?

Who knows!

Cheers

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jeffkinn
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Re: Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

Have  a look at this article on Android Central and it will tell you how to use the multi window

 

http://www.androidcentral.com/using-multi-window-samsung-galaxy-s4

 

 

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Andy
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Re: Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

Hi jimleshed,

 

I’ve done some searching for you and it would appear that not all apps are compatible with the Multi-window function.

 

I’d suggest a quick Google search may show which apps you can use.

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew

 

 

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jimleshed
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Re: Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

Thanks, that was the conclusion I'd come to.

I'm tending to use it as a shortcut for some of the Apps I use most, not for multi windows!

 

Cheers all

JLS

 

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jeffkinn
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Re: Sidebar tool/tray - how do I add or remove Apps?

There isn't any ambiguity about it. The Side Bar comes pre populated with apps that can use multi view and the edit button lets you add more that aren't there already. It isn't designed to be a shortcut bar. That's the job of the home screens and the icons that can be anchored at the bottom of every home screen.

 

 

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