How Do I open apps in multiple windows simultaneously on my Samsung Galaxy Note3?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Enabling the Multi Window Feature


The multi window feature allows you to have two apps open, in two different windows, simulataneously on your device. This is especially useful for, say, copying images from a web browser to a note in S Note or chatting on Facebook while browsing your photos in the Gallery app.


Before you can use this feature you must make sure it is enabled on your device. To do so, follow these steps, and then proceed through the next pages to learn how to use the feature.


Enabling the Multi Window Feature Through the Quick Access Panel 

Opening the Multi Window Panel


To open apps in multiple windows on your device their icons must be dragged out from the Multi Window Panel.


This page details how to open the Multi Window Panel and scroll through the apps in it. Note that only apps that can appear in this panel may be opened alongside other apps through the Multi Window feature.


The subsequent pages of this guide detail how to open apps in multiple windows, copy content between apps, re-size the windows and more.


Opening the Multi Window Panel 

Opening an app in two windows


Opening Apps Through the Multi Window Feature 01 

 Opening Apps Through the Multi Window Feature 02 

Opening one app in both windows


You can also open just one app in separate windows and use each instance of the app separately, as detailed below:


Opening the Same App in Both Windows in the Multi Window Feature 

Re-sizing the windows


To move the bar separating the windows and make one window smaller or larger than the other, follow these steps:


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Accessing the Multi Window options


There are three more means to manipulate apps through the multi window feature. This page shows how to access these options and the next pages detail what each option does and how to use it.


Manipulating the multiple= 

Swapping the applications between windows


You can touch the Switch window button to have the applications swap windows, as pictured below.


Switching the Applications Between Windows 

Changing to another recently opened application


Change the Application Displayed in a Window 

Copying content from an app to a note in S Note


You can copy content from the web browser, youtube or another app directly into a note in S Note through the Multi Window feature. Follow the steps below to do so:


Copying Content to S Note Through the Multi Window Feature 01 

Copying Content to S Note Through the Multi Window Feature 02 

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