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How do I use Multi Window™ (Multitasking) Mode on Samsung Galaxy S4?

Multi Window lets you easily complete multiple tasks on one screen. For example, you can take notes while watching a video, or you can search the web and check your email messages simultaneously. The most commonly used applications are available in the Multi Window tray.

Use Multi Window

  1. To enable Multi Window, swipe down from the top of the screen to display the Notification panel. Then, scroll left and select Multi window.

    After enabling Multi Window, you can touch and hold Back to show or hide the Multi Window tray.

  2. To start Multi Window, touch Right arrow at the left of the screen to open the Multi Window tray. 

    You can move the location of the Multi Window tab by touching and holding the tab, moving it to another location on the screen, and releasing it.

  3. Touch and drag an application from the tray to open it in a Multi Window screen. A blue overlay will indicate where the window will appear.


Dual View

  • With the Multi Window tray open, touch and drag an application from the tray to open it in Multi Window mode.

  • To resize the window, touch Resize on the split bar in the middle of the screen, and drag it up or down.


Window Options   

Touch Resize on the split bar to reveal options available for the selected window.

  • Touch Cascade to enable a cascading view of open applications in one window.

  • Touch Swap to swap the position of the windows.

  • Touch Open to open the Multi Window Help menu.

  • Touch Switch to switch the selected window to full screen.

  • Touch Close to close the selected window.

Edit the Multi Window Applications

With the Multi Window tray open, touch More > Edit. Only applications in the Multi Window tray can be viewed in Multi Window mode. 

In Edit mode you can:

  • Drag icons in and out of the tray to add or remove them.

  • Drag icons to change the order they appear in the tray.

Touch Done to close and save changes.

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