Support Updated new phone and need to get rid of this new sidebar...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uvradiator, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. uvradiator

    uvradiator New Member
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    Bought a Note 2 a week ago and I've done my first official update today, didnt root it. For some reason it came with a new sidebar that I really hate.

    This sidebar can be minimized and leaves a small tab sticking out on the side of the screen and it STAYS there, no matter what I do. Imagine how annoying it is to watch some video and that tab is just sitting there blocking the way.

    I need a way to get rid of it. Anything like system restore to the date before the update it fine. Any help?

    Cheers.

    EDIT: its still android version 4.1.1.
     

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    How about a screen shot?
     
  3. valorian

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    I'm not sure what that tab would be. There is a Note 2 sub forum you may want to post this question in. They might be of more help this this area.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Android Forums
     
  4. Maurice Moss

    Maurice Moss New Member
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    I had this problem too and it's v annoying.

    To get rid of it simply hold down the back button for 5 seconds and it'll disappear :)

    I think you need to do this everytime you turn the phone on and I'm looking into how to uninstall/delete it ;-)

    Cheers,

    Rusty
     
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  5. iowabowtech

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    Moved to Gnote 2 forum for device specific help.
     
  6. TheGr81

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    This is the bar that lets you add apps to split screen view. Hold the back button for 5 seconds to enable/disable it.
     
  7. Maurice Moss

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    It's the first genuine multitasking on a smartphone and is really, really neat. A good demo video can be seen at: Galaxy Note 2 multi-window - YouTube
     
  8. Vince42

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    Not the first, but good to see that Android has that now as well ... ;)
     
  9. Veritas4420

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    What other OS has this?
     
  10. stauren1203

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    This.
     
  11. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member
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    Which?
     
  12. wireyourworld

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    Its the Multi Window tab. Slide down the notification menu (where you see all your emails, wifi and all that stuff) and scroll through the top bar of widgets, deselect multiwindow and it will go away. Select it when you want to use multiwindow.
     
  13. stauren1203

    stauren1203 Well-Known Member
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    LOL I was agreeing with the question.
     
  14. wireyourworld

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    Incidentally I discovered that the annoying tab can be dragged lower or higher along the edge, its a little less irritating when its lower. I think using the pen it can also be moved to the bottom of the screen.
     
  15. ctxx24

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    Is this a joke thread? Lmao
     
  16. NeuDroid

    NeuDroid Well-Known Member
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    *Cough* Yes it is........keeping moving on troll.
     
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  17. andygu3

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    You can move it anywhere you want left or right side, top or bottom. When the multiview tab is open, just long press on it and it can be moved to any side:)
     
  18. Norad17

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    Go to your apps folder by pressing the apps icon in the lower right corner of your screen.
    Find and press the settings icon. ( It looks like gears )
    In the upper half of the next screen press the My device.
    Locate and press the Display icon.
    In this final step to remove the sidebar, remove the tick in the tab that says Multi window.
     

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