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    Navigating applications

    Arrow left Xperia 10 support overview

    You can navigate between applications using the navigation buttons and the recently used applications window. The navigation buttons are the back button and the home 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. Left center area after scrolling application windows, 1.  Right area, 2. Bottom area from right to left, 3 and 4.

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

    To open the recently used applications window

    • Swipe up on (Home button).

    To close all the recently used applications

    1. Swipe up on (Home button).
    2. Swipe the window all the way to the right, then tap Clear all.

    To open a menu in an application

    • While using an application, tap Menu icon (Menu icon) or Options icon (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 5.

    1 Application 1
    2 Split screen border – Drag to resize windows
    3 Application 2
    4 Home button – Go back to the Home screen
    5 Back button – Go back to the previous screen

    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. Swipe up on (Home button) to open the recently used applications window.
    3. Swipe left or right to find the application that you would like to use in Split screen mode.
    4. Tap the application icon at the top of the applications window, then tap Split screen.
    5. Select the second desired application. If you want to resize the split screen windows, drag the split screen border in the center.
    6. To exit Split screen mode, drag the split screen border to the top of the screen.

    One-handed mode

    Enable One-handed mode to adjust the display size so you can type with one hand more easily.

    To enable or disable One-handed mode

    1. Find and tap Settings > Display > Advanced > One-handed mode.
    2. Tap the One-handed mode switch to enable or disable the function.
    3. To shrink the screen, double-tap (Home button).
    4. To exit One-handed mode, double-tap (Home button) or tap an empty area on the screen.

    To adjust the position of the screen

    1. To move the screen to the left side or to the right side, tap (Left arrow icon) or (Right arrow icon) accordingly.
    2. To move the screen upwards or downwards, drag the horizontal stripes at the edge of the resized screen.
    3. To resize the screen, drag Resize screen icon (Resize screen icon) at the edge of the resized screen.

    Hint

    To return to full screen mode, tap an empty area on the screen.


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