[APP]QSlide on the LG G2: A quick way to access frequently-used tools

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Lalssa

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Simple access to functions that usually sit in a 'tools' folder on your home screen

LG is using the G2 as a platform*for launching many new software features, one of which is QSlide — a new way to use small utility apps quickly without pulling you away from whatever else you're doing. Not to be confused with "Slide Aside" (that's a full-app multitasking feature), QSlide is a collection of apps launched from the notification shade that pop up over your current activity so you can multitask in a different way.

Simply pull down the notification shade and tap one of the handful of available options under the quick settings: Richnote, Videos, Email, Phone, Voice Mate, File Manager, Calendar or Calculator. A small windowed app will pop up without exiting your current app, letting you quickly get a task done and go back to the first. If you need to reference something else while you have a QSlide app open, just use the slider at the top of the window to change the transparency.

Once you've set the app to be transparent, you can interact with anything that is "underneath" it just as if it wasn't there. Go copy text, reference a web page or whatever else and then come back to your Richnote or Calculator entry. The apps can also be expanded to a full screen with just one tap. QSlide is an interesting feature that can save you from having a "tools' folder on your home screen for these common functions. Hang tight after the break for a video walkthrough of using QSlide on the LG G2.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qi9b-u76RQE&desktop_uri=/watch?v=qi9b-u76RQE
 

deduction

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This might sound strange but qslide is easily the most disappointing feature ive encountered so far. The fact that you can only use the ****tier LG versions of Google apps is a travesty. I only use the gmail client for multiple reasons, same with Google calendar. But alas LG decided to make their most powerful phone gimped by simple software limitations. I hope someone can hack a qslide app that would allow us to add non LG apps.
 

Lalssa

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This might sound strange but qslide is easily the most disappointing feature ive encountered so far. The fact that you can only use the ****tier LG versions of Google apps is a travesty. I only use the gmail client for multiple reasons, same with Google calendar. But alas LG decided to make their most powerful phone gimped by simple software limitations. I hope someone can hack a qslide app that would allow us to add non LG apps.

If you want my opinion lg phones are rubbish (nexus family excluded)
 

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This might sound strange but qslide is easily the most disappointing feature ive encountered so far. The fact that you can only use the ****tier LG versions of Google apps is a travesty. I only use the gmail client for multiple reasons, same with Google calendar. But alas LG decided to make their most powerful phone gimped by simple software limitations. I hope someone can hack a qslide app that would allow us to add non LG apps.

Completely agree! It uses up too much space when I can only use the phone and calculator. And you can't totally get rid of it either. I'd love the function if at least gmail and google calendar were options.

VZW LG G2
 
Qslide does have a toggle switch with the rest of the toggles. It removes the row of apps below the toggle row in the pull down.

Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk 4

There is actually a buid.prop line that sets the amount of apps you can open in qslide. Let me edit it and I'll report back

The line in the build prop you can edit is the following:

ro.lge.qslide.max.window=2 (2 is the default)

I changed it to 3 and this is the result

2013-10-07-21-34-54.jpg
 
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devlop

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I don't understand.

VZW LG G2

In your notification pull down, at the top, is your row of toggle buttons. Below that is the row of qslide apps. There is a qslide toggle button that will add or remove the row of qslide apps. The qslide toggle should be with the rest of the toggles, unless you edited the toggles and removed it. I've attached a picture to show the qslide button at the top.

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jesssiii

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Devlop! Thanks! When I got the phone and set it up in didn't understand Qslide, left it out, then wondered why those idiots at LG didn't give us a way to hide that row. I, evidently, am the idiot, lol ?

VZW LG G2
 

devlop

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Devlop! Thanks! When I got the phone and set it up in didn't understand Qslide, left it out, then wondered why those idiots at LG didn't give us a way to hide that row. I, evidently, am the idiot, lol ?

VZW LG G2

Yep, done that before too. Glad I've helped.

Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk 4
 

Ironic12

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Slide aside and qslide features are solving the same problem, quick multitasking. Slide aside is much more comfortable and useful.

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Of course. This it is the Verizon settings:
desene9u.jpg


Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk 4

Only difference I see between the Verizon and Tmo variants is that one says Memo (Tmo) and the Verizon version calls it "Rich Note" (I removed Voice Mate from my phone completely)

EDIT: I also see Verizon has no Calendar OR Browser in their qslide app.

But, I know Verizon doesn't have the Browser app. Theirs comes with Chrome. Which I wager to bet it's because the Browser has flash enabled and that eats up data QUICK (Hey I've watch some pay per views on one of my favorite streaming site from my phone a couple of times)
 
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supermarioarv

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There is actually a buid.prop line that sets the amount of apps you can open in qslide. Let me edit it and I'll report back

The line in the build prop you can edit is the following:

ro.lge.qslide.max.window=2 (2 is the default)

I changed it to 3 and this is the result

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is there if you know any way so we can have more than 3 apps in slideaway?
 

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    Simple access to functions that usually sit in a 'tools' folder on your home screen

    LG is using the G2 as a platform*for launching many new software features, one of which is QSlide — a new way to use small utility apps quickly without pulling you away from whatever else you're doing. Not to be confused with "Slide Aside" (that's a full-app multitasking feature), QSlide is a collection of apps launched from the notification shade that pop up over your current activity so you can multitask in a different way.

    Simply pull down the notification shade and tap one of the handful of available options under the quick settings: Richnote, Videos, Email, Phone, Voice Mate, File Manager, Calendar or Calculator. A small windowed app will pop up without exiting your current app, letting you quickly get a task done and go back to the first. If you need to reference something else while you have a QSlide app open, just use the slider at the top of the window to change the transparency.

    Once you've set the app to be transparent, you can interact with anything that is "underneath" it just as if it wasn't there. Go copy text, reference a web page or whatever else and then come back to your Richnote or Calculator entry. The apps can also be expanded to a full screen with just one tap. QSlide is an interesting feature that can save you from having a "tools' folder on your home screen for these common functions. Hang tight after the break for a video walkthrough of using QSlide on the LG G2.


    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qi9b-u76RQE&desktop_uri=/watch?v=qi9b-u76RQE
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    This might sound strange but qslide is easily the most disappointing feature ive encountered so far. The fact that you can only use the ****tier LG versions of Google apps is a travesty. I only use the gmail client for multiple reasons, same with Google calendar. But alas LG decided to make their most powerful phone gimped by simple software limitations. I hope someone can hack a qslide app that would allow us to add non LG apps.
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    If you want my opinion lg phones are rubbish (nexus family excluded)

    You need a bigger Galaxy S4 signature, almost had to get my glasses to see it. :rolleyes:
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    Qslide does have a toggle switch with the rest of the toggles. It removes the row of apps below the toggle row in the pull down.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk 4
    3
    Qslide does have a toggle switch with the rest of the toggles. It removes the row of apps below the toggle row in the pull down.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk 4

    There is actually a buid.prop line that sets the amount of apps you can open in qslide. Let me edit it and I'll report back

    The line in the build prop you can edit is the following:

    ro.lge.qslide.max.window=2 (2 is the default)

    I changed it to 3 and this is the result

    2013-10-07-21-34-54.jpg
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