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xperiacle

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Hello Friends,

Just want to share another hidden feature I discovered on the Note 3 and Note 4 Lollipop update - ability to ADD app shortcuts in the RECENTS panel. This is a Samsung hidden feature and I just created an app to easily add those shortcuts. It means that the feature may or may not be available on your rom version or model.

The feature allow only 4 shortcuts but it is possible to increase the number by modifying SystemUI recents layout file and some smali values. I will just leave this one to some other devs who would like a challenge.

Anyway, just download and install and selects max. 4 apps, save and reboot. The shortcuts will appear in the recents panel as can be seen on screenshot below.

As usual, USE with CAUTION and at your own RISK.
 

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kevp75

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Hello Friends,

Just want to share another hidden feature I discovered on the Note 3 and Note 4 Lollipop update - ability to ADD app shortcuts in the RECENTS panel. This is a Samsung hidden feature and I just created an app to easily add those shortcuts. It means that the feature may or may not be available on your rom version or model.

The feature allow only 4 shortcuts but it is possible to increase the number by modifying SystemUI recents layout file and some smali values. I will just leave this one to some other devs who would like a challenge.

Anyway, just download and install and selects max. 4 apps, save and reboot. The shortcuts will appear in the recents panel as can be seen on screenshot below.

As usual, USE with CAUTION and at your own RISK.
Nice... Now to figure out where it actually lies LOL

Thanks for this bud
 

thahim

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@xperiacle where are these shortcuts?

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---------- Post added at 09:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:08 AM ----------

Do I have anything else to say? No. Just install and enjoy the magic thanks @xperiacle you are amazing.
After installing and restarting my phone i am getting com.android.systemui crash error, i can't use my phone as the error pops up every 1 second, i somehow managed to get into app manager, but this recents app is not there so that i can uninstall it.
 

Kamy

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@xperiacle where are these shortcuts?

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---------- Post added at 09:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:08 AM ----------



After installing and restarting my phone i am getting com.android.systemui crash error, i can't use my phone as the error pops up every 1 second, i somehow managed to get into app manager, but this recents app is not there so that i can uninstall it.
It is working here.
 

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Kamy

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Tell me how to uninstall this app, its not in the drawer and not in app manager, i am getting systemui crash error every second after installing this app.
You have done something wrong mate. It's already there. Download the app again and install give root permission, choose what app you want to appear in recent apps and then reboot.
 

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thahim

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You have done something wrong mate. It's already there. Download the app again and install give root permission, choose what app you want to appear in recent apps and then reboot.
i uninstalled xposed installer, the error went away, i downloaded and install recents app again, and uninstalled it from drawer, restarted my phone and still i'm getting shortcuts in recents panel, i don't want it i want to uninstall this app completely, and get back xposed installer on my phone.
 

Kamy

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i uninstalled xposed installer, the error went away, i downloaded and install recents app again, and uninstalled it from drawer, restarted my phone and still i'm getting shortcuts in recents panel, i don't want it i want to uninstall this app completely, and get back xposed installer on my phone.
As I said you have done something wrong. First this app is for lollipop as xperiacle has mentioned. From other side you cannot install xposed on lollipop unless you are on Kit Kat so you are totally on wrong road.
 

thahim

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As I said you have done something wrong. First this app is for lollipop as xperiacle has mentioned. From other side you cannot install xposed on lollipop unless you are on Kit Kat so you are totally on wrong road.
Yes I have kitkat but now how to get rid of this app.

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Morningstar

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Yes I have kitkat but now how to get rid of this app.

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If your device boots all the way, just remove it with Titanium Backup. If not, then either use the file manager in recovery, or connect via adb, and remove it from /data/app.

And I highly suggest that next time you read the instructions a little better, as the OP clearly said this was for Lollipop. You're lucky it was something that can easily be fixed...
 

dr.ketan

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Hello Friends,
The feature allow only 4 shortcuts but it is possible to increase the number by modifying SystemUI recents layout file and some smali values. I will just leave this one to some other devs who would like a challenge.
Thank you again for one more magic.
I have tried to add more app and it seems here
smali/com/android/systemui/recentsRecentsActivity.smali
Also seems to add 3 IDs as per icons
Some codes I can see here are
Code:
.field private static final MAX_NUM_SHORTCUT_BUTTONS:I = 0x4
iput-object v0, v1, Lcom/android/systemui/recents/RecentsActivity;->mShortcutComponentNames:[Ljava/lang/String;
.local v17, "shortCutLayout":[Landroid/widget/LinearLayout;
I tried to implement it but adding more than 5 causing FC
BUT you gave me one more idea. Who needs more than 4 app in recent then why not to integrate @gharrington s 3minit quicklaunch in recent (I believe still it requires your mod :) ) and we can use as many as shortcut even on the fly.
Here I have tested and working like a charm.

 

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and2

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Thank you again for one more magic.
I have tried to add more app and it seems here
smali/com/android/systemui/recentsRecentsActivity.smali
Also seems to add 3 IDs as per icons
Some codes I can see here are
Code:
.field private static final MAX_NUM_SHORTCUT_BUTTONS:I = 0x4
iput-object v0, v1, Lcom/android/systemui/recents/RecentsActivity;->mShortcutComponentNames:[Ljava/lang/String;
.local v17, "shortCutLayout":[Landroid/widget/LinearLayout;
I tried to implement it but adding more than 5 causing FC
BUT you gave me one more idea. Who needs more than 4 app in recent then why not to integrate @gharrington s 3minit quicklaunch in recent (I believe still it requires your mod :) ) and we can use as many as even on the fly.
Here I have tested and working like a charm.

Great. I would use it. I use quicklaunch anyway but i think in recent is more comfortable.
 
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and2

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@dr.ketan Can you tell me where did you put the quicklaunch files? i guess in recent.xml where are the shortcuts. But i am not sure if so and where do place the line in the xml. Thank you very much
Btw i could not test your UPSM cause AyraMod had it already. Sorry i forgot to tell you :angel:
 
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dr.ketan

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Yeah in recent.xml with icons
UPSM already reported by too many users and working fine.

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and2

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Yeah in recent.xml with icons
UPSM already reported by too many users and working fine.

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It´s so great. The combination of the Recent Shortcut and Quicklaunch is amazing. I found the right entry. The quicklaunch at this place is so much better than in the pulldown. You both are great. Thank you both.
 

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