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How do I Use Multi Window Mode (Multitasking) on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A? (SM-T280)

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

Multi Window Mode

Apps that support Multi window display together on a split screen. You can switch between the apps, adjust the size of their display on the screen, and copy information from one app to the other.

  1. Touch an app you want to view in a multi window. For this example, touch Calendar.

      

      

  2. Touch and hold Recent apps.

      

      

  3. Touch the second app to open in split view.

      

      

  4. Touch the split bar in the middle to reveal the Multi Window icons.

      

      

Following options are available:

  • Switch windows: Switch locations between Multi window applications.
  • Drag and drop content: Move items between the application windows. Drag an item to share from one window to another. Some applications may not support this feature.
  • Minimize window: Minimize the selected app window. This turns the app into a circular, movable icon that can be opened by touching it.
  • Maximize window: Open the selected window in full screen view.
  • Close app: Close the selected application.

You can also launch recently used apps directly into Multi window view:

  1. Touch the Recent apps key.

      

  2. Recently used apps that support multi window view have a Multi window icon in the title bar. Touch the Multi window icon in the title bar to launch the app in multi window view.

      

      

  3. Touch the second app to open in split view.

      

      

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