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[Q] Split screen, or windowed portrait app in landscape orientation

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Default [Q] Split screen, or windowed portrait app in landscape orientation

Hi. Is there a way to achieve running two apps (any apps, not just official ones) on split screen like Note 8.0 and Note 3? or even better, is there a way to make apps to render in floating window in the stock rom? Also I noticed in Note 3's Multiwindow on landscape mode, some apps would force the entire screen back to portrait instead of running in its block under the multiwindow landscape. This device has a big screen and I hope there's a way to do this.
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If you take any non-system application and run it through MW Pen App Enabler it can process a new APK for you to install that allows for multiwindow support. It does this without the need for root.

Problem with this is that once you install one of these processed APK it is no longer linked with the play store version of the application which means that you will no longer be notified of an update to processed apps.
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Just to expand on what muzzy996 is saying, the capability of what you are asking for does exist, but depends on whether or not you are rooted.

The solution muzzy996 is for non-rooted devices.

With a rooted device, you can also install the Xposed framework and the Wanam kit for TouchWiz, which will allow you to add any number of non-Samsung-approved apps to run in multiwindow. For floating windows, I use an app called Pen Window Manager that allows me to enable floating window to any app. I suppose Pen Window Manager will also enable multiwindow for non-approved apps as well.
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