Description: This article is about freeform com activate. The writer mainly presents us how to get the free form window mode to help with multitasking and how to resize a video based on split screen mode.
I’m Tim Schofield, this is my nexus 9 running the Android and developer preview. There’s a hidden free form window mode to help with multitasking, now this window mode is disabled by default, however I have enabled it online.
There’s a split screen mode which I’ve made a video on, I’ll link to that in the description. If you want to check that split screen mode out, now let’s talk about free form windows. So here’s the calculator, you’ll see an icon next to that X.
I’m going to tap on it, it’s going to open up the app in the free-form window mode, you can resize it, you can grab the right side, grab the bottom or the corner and resize it as well. so that’s with one app open.
If we press recent apps again, that one open app will go to the top, the nexus 9 shows other recent apps, so let’s go to YouTube and open it in free-form window mode. Then I’m going to read and to resize that.
Now if I press the recent apps again, it’s going to show both of the apps that are free-form up top , I can swipe them away, I can press the X, I can swipe on the way to close out of them, get rid of them in that free-form window mode, but now I want to go ahead and go into YouTube. Let’s move it.
The calculator is to the right, so you can switch between the apps simultaneously and easily, now I’m going to try and watch a video, it doesn’t work very well in terms of playing this video. I close it, it’s going to stop the video.
It doesn’t multitask very well, the RAM management’s not very good, because it’s a Developer Preview. It’s not fully optimized yet for this free-form window mode. We can skip the ad, show it off, I can move it around though the videos are playing. I can also resize it while the video is playing. It’s going to stop as well.
The RAM management needs to be better, but it’s nice, it includes his features. We can go ahead and swipe away one of the apps. If you press this button, it’s going to open it up, this button will open it up in full-screen mode as well.
To get back into that window mode, you need to go into here. If you open up an app while you’re in this window mode, so let’s go into settings, it’s going to pop it open in the window mode. So it knows that you’re in it.
You can go ahead and resize, now I think this is going to be more beneficial for tablets or larger screen phones, you never know that you might like it on your small screen device. It’s nice. They’re coming up with window modes to make multitasking better in Android, because that’s what’s lacking behind other operating systems such as Windows.
That’s the free-form window mode, that’s disabled by default on the Android Developer Preview, if you figured out I’d show it off, you would go into Google Play. However more intensive things such as Chrome, YouTube don’t multitask very well.
This is a nice information, especially knowing that this could be coming to a vanilla Android stock. Rate is very soon, so if you did and enjoyed this, give it a thumbs up, click that button, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. Thanks for reading.