Is there a faster way to switch between apps on the note 4? Multitasking

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Is there a faster way to switch between apps on the note 4? On the note 3 you just held down the home button and you would get a selection. Now you have to press the button to the left and it lags quite a bit. I'm new to android and i'm wondering if there is a way to change the "card stack" that's represented by apps for multitasking.

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Rumor has it switching to ART fixes it. That is in the developer menu, but I would check into it first, because it can affect apps in a bad way. Also, you need to enable the developer menu, tap on the build number 7 times in the settings menu - about phone. Beware though, there are demons in that menu, and you can make life hard for yourself messing around with stuff you don't know about. There is a reason it's hidden in other words.

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thanks for the quick tip. I'm a techie so I can deal with it. I read earlier that there is a way to disable animations, so I'm going to try that. It's good to know I didn't have to anything fancy to get into developer mode.

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Disabling animations all together is ill advised as well. It actually makes the phone seem laggy. I turn mine to .5 and heavily prefer that. It won't help with the Laggy recents though.

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I use SwitchR. I set it to Flow and use a right side trigger point. Works much better than the two step recent button method.
 

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Disabling animations all together is ill advised as well. It actually makes the phone seem laggy. I turn mine to .5 and heavily prefer that. It won't help with the Laggy recents though.

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I actually prefer mine higher then what the stock is, I have mine at 2. Makes the phone feel like there's no lag, imitates how the iPhone animations are

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I just switched to ART to try. Can confirm app switching is normal. Just so you know, it took about 30 minutes, and the phone almost burst into flames it was so hot.
 

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I strongly agree with you

Not every single app was designed specially for 4.4 ART MODE

It died several times when I started some APP, then I turned it back to normal Mode......
 

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I actually prefer mine higher then what the stock is, I have mine at 2. Makes the phone feel like there's no lag, imitates how the iPhone animations are

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Thanks for this tip, I admittedly would always set it to .5 as well. After reading your post I set it to 2 and the animations see much smoother now.
 

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Is there a faster way to switch between apps on the note 4? On the note 3 you just held down the home button and you would get a selection. Now you have to press the button to the left and it lags quite a bit. I'm new to android and i'm wondering if there is a way to change the "card stack" that's represented by apps for multitasking.

thanks,

Why not use the stock multitasking app? You quickly switch between apps. Look at the bottom right picture of my screen. My last app is there and all I have to do is touch it. Doesn't get any faster than that.

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What 2 step recent button method? There is a dedicated app swtiching button on the Note 4.

Two step as in you have to tap that recents button once, wait for the scrollable list to pop up, scroll and select the application you want.

With switchr a simple swipe inwards from the upper right edge of my screen with my right thumb starts me scrolling through icons of recent applications and as soon as the one I want is highlighted I let go of my thumb and the application opens. One stroke, done.

The application is free and doesn't need root.

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Disabling animations all together is ill advised as well. It actually makes the phone seem laggy. I turn mine to .5 and heavily prefer that. It won't help with the Laggy recents though.

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Not always. I run 0 animations just fine.
 

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I use pie control. It can access recent apps without lag.

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Disabling animations all together is ill advised as well. It actually makes the phone seem laggy. I turn mine to .5 and heavily prefer that. It won't help with the Laggy recents though.

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I have mine set to zero and i experience no lag
 

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