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By randomvar, Junior Member on 11th March 2014, 07:02 AM
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One of the things that I noticed on the multiwindow feature, most applications cannot be added to the sidebar. After feeling dissapointed about the supported apps, this has been true since the beginning of multiwindow, but developers have found great ways to enable the use of any application on multiwindow.

Here is an app that can allow you to enable most apps for multiwindow.
The app requires root access and so far I have had no problems.

MultiWindow Apps Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mwappsmanager

Here is the app that will allow you to enable the popup window feature for apps.
The app also requires root access.

PEN Window Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nwindowmanager

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13th March 2014, 04:59 PM |#2  
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One of the things that I noticed on the multiwindow feature, most applications cannot be added to the sidebar. After feeling dissapointed about the supported apps, this has been true since the beginning of multiwindow, but developers have found great ways to enable the use of any application on multiwindow.

Here is an app that can allow you to enable most apps.
The app requires root access and so far I have had no problems, the only thing that currently does not work is the popup window feature for those applications.

MultiWindow Apps Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mwappsmanager


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Thanks for plugging my app. For the popup window feature, you could use my other app Pen Window Manager if your device is rooted. If your device is not rooted then you could use MW-Pen App Enabler. Both are available in the Play Store.
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Wow, so you are the app developer, I cannot show you how grateful I am for the time you took on these apps. The interface is intuitive and blends well with the default theme, I like the finishing touches you added like when an app is enabled, a more intuitive option them check boxes. I rely a lot on multiwindow; without your app, I'd be frustrated every time I would open a file that opens with a different app and true multitasking would not be possible.

First I thought that enabling popup windows was not possible, now that you told me, I can't wait to get my hands on the pen window app.

Once again, we thank you for enabling us to truly define our user experience.


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15th March 2014, 04:01 PM |#4  
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Yeah, good work on these!

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16th March 2014, 12:15 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by randomvar

One of the things that I noticed on the multiwindow feature, most applications cannot be added to the sidebar. After feeling dissapointed about the supported apps, this has been true since the beginning of multiwindow, but developers have found great ways to enable the use of any application on multiwindow.

Here is an app that can allow you to enable most apps for multiwindow.
The app requires root access and so far I have had no problems.

MultiWindow Apps Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mwappsmanager

Here is the app that will allow you to enable the popup window feature for apps.
The app also requires root access.

PEN Window Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nwindowmanager

Sent from my SM-P900 using xda app-developers app

Multi window app works great but the Pen window manager app crashes when I open it. Tried restarting the tablet and clearing app data.
18th March 2014, 09:31 PM |#6  
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Update... I went to use the Multi Windows app and now it was crashing too despite it working before. I ended up backing up my apps via Titanium backup and doing a factory reset and resetting up my tablet. MW and Pen apps work fine now...
28th March 2014, 01:26 PM |#7  
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Not working for me. 12.2 rooted.

Everytime when I hold the BACK button I see only default list, not my apps.
28th March 2014, 06:03 PM |#8  
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Took me a while to figure out that the application merely adds my apps to the list of options available for placement on the right hand bar. You still have to edit the bar manually.




29th March 2014, 10:16 AM |#9  
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Nice, now thats make sense
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Thanks for plugging my app. For the popup window feature, you could use my other app Pen Window Manager if your device is rooted. If your device is not rooted then you could use MW-Pen App Enabler. Both are available in the Play Store.

Just wondering if you will be making this compatible with the Note 4?
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