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    Navigating applications

    Arrow left Xperia L3 support overview

    You can navigate between applications using the navigation buttons and the recently used applications window, which lets you switch easily between all recently used applications. The navigation buttons are the back button, the home button, and the recent apps button. You can also pop open two applications on the screen at once using the Split screen mode, if the application supports multi-window function.

    Navigating applications overview

    Image of recently used application windows and navigation buttons, showing each part by number. Upper right area, 1. Center, 2. Bottom area from right to left, 3 to 5.

    1 Clear all – Close all the recently used applications
    2 Recently used applications window – Open a recently used application
    3 Recent apps button – Open the recently used applications window
    4 Home button – Exit an application and go back to the Home screen
    5 Back button – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application

    To open the recently used applications window

    • Tap (Recent apps button).

    To quickly switch between recently used applications

    • Quickly tap (Recent apps button) twice.

    To close all the recently used applications

    • Tap (Recent apps button) and then tap Clear all.

    To open a menu in an application

    • While using an application, tap (Menu icon) or (Options icon).

    Note

    A menu is not available in all applications.

    Split screen mode

    Split screen mode enables you to view two applications at once, for example, if you want to view your email inbox and a web browser at the same time.

    Split screen overview

    Image of split screen and components, showing each part by number. Upper half, 1. Border, 2. Lower half, 3. Bottom area from right to left, 4 to 6.

    1 Application 1
    2 Split screen border – Drag to resize windows
    3 Application 2
    4 Split screen button – Select a recently used application
    5 Home button – Go back to the Home screen
    6 Back button – Go back to the previous screen within an application or close the application

    Note

    Not all applications support Split screen mode.

    To use Split screen mode

    1. Make sure that the two applications that you want to use in Split screen mode are open and running in the background.
    2. Open the application that you would like to use in Split screen mode, then touch and hold (Recent apps button). The application will be assigned to the first part of the split screen.
    3. Select the second desired application from the thumbnail list. If you want to resize the split screen windows, drag the split screen border in the centre.
    4. To exit Split screen mode, touch and hold (Split screen button) while the split screen windows are displayed.

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