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Razer Phone 2 - Splitscreen

  • 2 April 2019
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Since the update to Android Pie, I can't seem to Splitscreen any apps...
I loved this feature, is there a way to turn it back on??

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upLavenderFloralhead662
Since the update to Android Pie, I can't seem to Splitscreen any apps...
I loved this feature, is there a way to turn it back on??


It's still there, it just works different in Pie, due to the change of the Recents/Overview display.

To do it the new Pie way, you have to go to first go to the Recents/Overview list of open apps, then tap on the icon for the app itself. From here, you'll see the options for App Info and Split Screen.

Personally, I'm not a fan of this new method, and find it more cumbersome compared to how it was done in Oreo and prior (this isn't a slight against Razer; it's just part of how Google screwed up Android with Pie).

If you would prefer to bring back the previous method of doing this, you'll need to disable an app called "Quickstep" on your phone (find it in the list of all installed apps; you can quickly find it by typing that in the search bar in the device settings).

By disabling Quickstep, this will bring back the older style for Recents/Overview (vertical scrolling instead of horizontal), as well as putting the Split Screen button on each app preview in Recents/Overview. Additionally, if you disable the gesture controls (bringing back the three-button layout in the navbar), a long press on the Recents/Overview button will also enable Split Screen.
Omg thank you!
You have just saved me hours of headaches by telling me about Quickstep! :)


BPMOmega
It's still there, it just works different in Pie, due to the change of the Recents/Overview display.

To do it the new Pie way, you have to go to first go to the Recents/Overview list of open apps, then tap on the icon for the app itself. From here, you'll see the options for App Info and Split Screen.

Personally, I'm not a fan of this new method, and find it more cumbersome compared to how it was done in Oreo and prior (this isn't a slight against Razer; it's just part of how Google screwed up Android with Pie).

If you would prefer to bring back the previous method of doing this, you'll need to disable an app called "Quickstep" on your phone (find it in the list of all installed apps; you can quickly find it by typing that in the search bar in the device settings).

By disabling Quickstep, this will bring back the older style for Recents/Overview (vertical scrolling instead of horizontal), as well as putting the Split Screen button on each app preview in Recents/Overview. Additionally, if you disable the gesture controls (bringing back the three-button layout in the navbar), a long press on the Recents/Overview button will also enable Split Screen.