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LG G3 Tip: Using Dual Window

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Like Samsung’s Multi Window, LG has a dual-app feature in its phones called Dual Window. Dual Window allows you to run two apps simultaneously on top of one another in resizable windows. You could do things like continue a Hangouts conversation while grabbing directions to your friend’s location. You could watch a YouTube video for an artist while sending an email about their upcoming concert that you would like to attend. Dual Window, like Multi Window, is a multi-tasker’s dream feature. 

With LG’s version on the G3, you get a less-feature-packed Multi Window. There are less apps that can be used when compared to Samsung’s take on multiple windows, plus it is quite slow and laggy, even with the ultra-powerful Snapdragon 801 processor powering the G3. With that said, it does have uses, a couple of which I mentioned above.

As far as the app list goes, you only have access in Dual Window to the stock browser, Chrome, Messaging, Email, Gallery, YouTube, Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, File Manager, and AT&T’s Locker. There are options for transposing the windows being used, to maximize one, to close them individually, or to manually resize each. There is a recent button that allows you to quickly pop up your last combo of apps, along with two shortcuts to quickly launch Dual Window (long-press Back, or open the app switcher and then tap the “Dual Window” button).

To see Dual Window in action, hit up the clip below.

  • http://www.clearsay.net/ Scott Swain

    Two additions to the article:

    (1) On my T-Mobile G3, it doesn’t lag. At all.

    (2) If you root your G3, you can add any app you want for dual window.

    EASY ROOT:

    http://theunlockr.com/2014/08/01/how-to-root-the-lg-g3-all-versions-purpledrake-method-video/

    INSTALL multi-window mod (works on both Flex and G3):

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abdulg.flexmultiwindowmod&hl=en

  • Melissa

    My g3 doesn’t have a stock browser, which is very odd to me. So when I have Chrome open I can’t open another Chrome browser to look at two pages at once. How can I fix this?

    • TechWords

      The Verizon lgg3 doesn’t have the stock browser. Verizon removed it in exchange for chrome.

  • CaptM

    Looks like Verizon is on the verge of shipping out the Pre-Orders!!!!! Talked to a rep the other day and they told me that my credit card would be charged when they ship the phone (charge hit this morning), also, on my “My Orders” page on Verizon, it is now showing my order (didn’t show up till this morning). CAN-NOT-WAIT-FOR-MY-G3!!!!!!

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  • Jay

    If it had an 805 it could display quad windows.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      MOAR WINDOWS MOAR SOC MORE ERRTHANG!

    • n900mixalot

      Samsung’s tablet supports four windows without the 805.

  • Dave

    Looks nice, but I think I like the variable split screen better than overlays.

  • BobbyG

    Dual window ported to my G2 is pretty awesome.

    • picaso86

      How you did it? I tried using exposed and it didnt work.

  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    You scared me, thought it actually lagged. How is that laggy? It took one second to happen and react give me a break lol

  • Todd Martineau

    Please tell me that someone is going to hurry up and fix the Samsung and LG “windows” problem. Without rooting or adding extra software I should be able to use any app I want in either window. Even if it is the same app twice. What is the big deal here? It seems so frustrating to almost have a good idea but not really.

    • LosttsoL

      I think it will have to be Google to fix it and make it a native android spec.

  • bisayan

    Kellex Just quick question how would I put t-mobile in the upper left hand side? Just like ATT as we see on this viedeo? thanks for help!

    • ummmmm?

      Is this a serious question?

      • bisayan

        Totally, I also want to put a Sprint logo on the top right of the device like the Verizon version has the VZ logo.

      • bisayan

        Seriously..Or is this ATT customers only? Im just wondering..

  • Paul

    Its like 1985 all over again!

    Edit: Just in case the reference is missed by someone – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1.0

  • Joe Bertolino

    While the tips are great, what are the thoughts about them all being in one article? /suggestionsonthingsiknownothingabout

    • Michael

      Nah

    • rfranken

      nah. every other new top of the line phone gets its time to shine. its the G3’s time.

      • Joe Bertolino

        that is true. carry on.

    • cns2007

      I think a Summary/Round Up article with links to each tip will probably be posted when they’re through.

    • DanSan

      they need some filler during a slow day i guess.

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      i’m with you but anytime you question the authors make sure you’re rocking your flame retardant suit…

      • Joe Bertolino

        I welcome it as I’m fully aware of what may follow.

    • Gyah

      Even though they were copying Android Central’s article from yesterday, which had all the exact same tips in one article, they didn’t want it to appear as if they were blatantly copying so they broke them into seperate articles to make theirs appear different lol