[TIP] Hidden/Alternative S-Pen soft key gestures

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logan_izer10

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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 :highfive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bzJUbKPFc&feature=youtu.be
 
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stefanjadex

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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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Steffe2

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Jul 28, 2011
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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

Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda premium

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 :)
 

xFrozen

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Nov 8, 2011
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HOME BUTTON: Make a "less than" sign anywhere on the screen
Quick Command: Make a 1inch line going UP anywhere on the screen
Menu: It's also works if you make a carrot sign, which is this: ^

EDIT: Nevermind, the less than sign is also a back button......
 
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defenderko

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Apr 16, 2011
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Cool! I was a little disappointed with those gestures, but now everything is so simpler! Thanks a lot!

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HypoDest

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Great find. Can't thank you enough.

The original back gesture was my one and only complaint about the phone

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logan_izer10

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Glad I was able to help everyone out. I just can't understand why Samsung wouldn't have documented this anywhere.
 

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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 :highfive:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bzJUbKPFc&feature=youtu.be
    2
    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

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using xda premium