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By xperiacle, Inactive Recognized Developer on 6th December 2012, 08:41 AM
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Hello XDA-ers,

Just want to share with you something I discovered - it appears that the multiwindows feature that samsung introduced to our phones with the JB leak also comes with a feature called MULTI-INSTANCE. What that means is that in multiwindow mode, you can launch the same app multiple times - well, two instances for stock multiwindows (maybe more than two for floating multiwindows in the case of NOTE10.1?). Not all apps can be launch multiple times though. Some apps can, some apps can't. For some reason, I could not make any browser I have installed to launch multiple times. Maybe there is something in their code to make them launch multiple instances. This is the reason I am sharing this now at this early stages so maybe some dev out there talented enough to hack the code can help. I am not very good with code. I am just a curious noob not afraid to explore and learn.

So this is early stages and maybe samsung is only in early development of this feature so it may or may not work on your phone, it may or may not work for apps you want. There is a bit of exploring to do to make them launch multi-instances (sometimes you think it is not working but one instance is just hiding behind the other and you need to learn how it works).

* Make a backup before installing so you can restore. Flash via CWM recovery. This is only for rooted deodex LSC ROMs for now. (Maybe odex will come soon). This MOD may or may not affect other mods that you have already installed. As always, flash at your own risk.


I would appreciate feedback and suggestions.
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6th December 2012, 10:57 AM |#2  
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6th December 2012, 11:39 AM |#3  
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I love all your work and I give lot of feedback so im gonna try....

downloading a proper base right now ....
6th December 2012, 02:02 PM |#4  
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Awesome! I'm finding that polaris is not too bad an editor for certain documents. Are you able to open a document in each window and cut and paste from one to the other?
6th December 2012, 04:18 PM |#5  
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works just like mentioned, all apps dont launch multiple times, stock browser didnt

thought it would clash with ink effect mod since some files were same, both mods work side by side... please bump the thread if you update the OP, thanks so much for innovative trends
7th December 2012, 02:15 PM |#6  
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I'm going to test pilot on this.
7th December 2012, 02:55 PM |#7  
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You can give me only string for this working?

I want to integrate this fun this functionality in my rom if you can contact me in private

8th December 2012, 01:22 AM |#8  
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It's good but will FC with camera apps.
I guess this is correct because I/O hardware only one.
11th December 2012, 02:11 PM |#9  
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Question Video playback issue.
I'm not sure if you know this.
I'm using Dice Player to play video over network.
It seem video playback doesn't work well after loading this.
It just sound only video playback doesn't appear, but when I press power button the video appear on background.
However I notice it will work on dual view, but not normal view as single view.
I'm sure there will be other video playback issue.
13th December 2012, 01:05 AM |#10  
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It's really nice idea and useful function but look like don't work for me On Alliance 1.1
Subscribe and waiting for a progress))))

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13th December 2012, 11:33 AM |#11  
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Nice idea!

Was this done in framework-res/values/bools-mulitiwindowssupportsmultiinstance ?
I was kicking around in there earlier and saw the above

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