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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mted558, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member
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    Since there's no longer a menu button I'm having trouble using an app called Loot, a budgeting program, since I need the menu button to add info. On previous phones I was able to use the home button or the previous apps button but nothing is working on the S7. Actually on the S6 I had a menu button available. Any suggestions as to what I can use to access the menu. Unfortunately it's an old app and no longer available, no support available so any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. ToyotaTacoma

    ToyotaTacoma Android Enthusiast

    I don't have mine yet, but are you able to hold the double window button to the left of the home button like on previous versions?
  3. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I'm having the same issue. When I press and hold the recent apps button, it pulls up multi-window.

    Edited: Ok, found out how to do it. Press and hold the back button, to bring up the menu.
    #3 itsallgood, Mar 10, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  4. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member
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    when I hold the back button it just closes out of the app. How did you get it to work?

    And the double window button brings up the multi window/split screen when you hold it.
  5. Snakeyeskm

    Snakeyeskm Android Expert

    Holding down the back button, ( no press just to hold down) to pop up the menu works on a few apps only. Unfortunately, you might be out of luck.
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  6. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I think you're right. I wish there was another program that was similar, would make my life so much easier!! Thanks for the help all.
  7. mklabove

    mklabove Lurker

    Try going to Accessibility, Dexterity and interaction, and enable the Assistant menu. The floating button has a 'More options' button that opened up a menu for me on an old app.

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  8. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you so much Keith!! That worked. I'm forever indebted LOL!!!
  9. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    One quick question Keith or anyone familiar with this, can I put the floating button anywhere permanently? I tried moving it but it always seems to be in the wrong place when I'm doing something else, i.e. it blocks the send command for sending messages, it covers up parts of the screen I need to see at times so is there anyway I can disable it except for the app I need it for or move it as above? Thanks again for any help. This forum is the best!
  10. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    Thanks. this was a big help and it does work. I'm hoping though, that Samsung will develop away to access the menu of apps, without have this extra feature turned on. It's kinda pain because it appear on the screen all the time, even when locked.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 release date was March 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8890 Octa processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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