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By logan_izer10, Senior Member on 19th January 2013, 06:11 AM
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Hey so while fiddling around with my Note 2 today I discovered a new feature that I have never seen in any videos or in any thread so I figured I must not be the only one who didn't know.

This is an alternative to the current back and menu gestures which are shaped like this < and ^.

1) Go back gesture: On the bottom right side of the screen flush to the edge, simply swipe down while holding the S-Pen button, this will trigger the back button soft key.

2) Menu gesture: Similarly, just swipe with the S-Pen pressed on the bottom left side of the screen.

Although this is ultimately the same as the other gestures, I find this one MUCH easier to get used to rather than the awkward backwards arrow. Hope you enjoy this tip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bzJ...ature=youtu.be
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19th January 2013, 08:53 AM |#2  
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Dose do the job like u said
19th January 2013, 11:54 AM |#3  
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Much easier. Now if only it worked for HOME haha
19th January 2013, 12:05 PM |#4  
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Don't seem to work for me :s

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19th January 2013, 01:35 PM |#5  
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Re: [TIP] Hidden/Alternative S-Pen soft key gestures
Wow, actually it does work.
Great tip, thank you!
Much easier indeed compared with the arrows.

For those who can't find the trick. The line should be around one quarter of the screen height and should be finished on the bottom on the screen.

Stefan

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19th January 2013, 01:55 PM |#6  
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Re: [TIP] Hidden/Alternative S-Pen soft key gestures
Nice find buddy

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19th January 2013, 04:09 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by KyleDevlin12

Don't seem to work for me :s

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What ROM are you using? Also, I posted a short video at the top to show you exactly where to do it. Good luck.
19th January 2013, 04:40 PM |#8  
Wow works fine for me. Great, thanks.
19th January 2013, 06:38 PM |#9  
Re: [TIP] Hidden/Alternative S-Pen soft key gestures
Good find:thumbup:

scribbled from my note 2 (N7100)
19th January 2013, 07:10 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by stefanjadex

Wow, actually it does work.
Great tip, thank you!
Much easier indeed compared with the arrows.

For those who can't find the trick. The line should be around one quarter of the screen height and should be finished on the bottom on the screen.

Stefan

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Even works from the middle for me, as long as you're in the lower half of the screen when starting. But quarter works fine as well
20th January 2013, 10:48 AM |#11  
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Nice find!
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