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How to Get Menu options in Samsung Galaxy S5 with Recent Apps Key

User interface changes are a necessity to enhance user experience and to give a fresh feel and Samsung has provided with several such twists in its new flagship phone – Samsung Galaxy S5. Pressing the capacitive button to the left of the home screen button no longer provides with Home screen menu and takes you to the list of recent apps for smooth multi tasking.


If you are upgrading from S4 or S3 and are accustomed to using the Menu key, hold that frown, as you can still access the Menu key functionality across various apps on your Samsung Galaxy S5.


For most new Apps, three vertical dots will appear on the right corner and taping this will list the menu key functionality similar to what we see on Nexus devices. For some old apps, you can access the menu list options by long pressing the same capacitive “Recent Apps”key.


Pressing the same on the home screen will launch a menu which is similar to what you will get on Google now launcher. So essentially, instead of taping the key for menu options, you will have to tap and hold.

Samsung has made some interesting changes in user interface of Galaxy S5, perhaps because of all that Google pressure to control its Android vision and destiny. We did like most of the new stuff. You can post your Galaxy S5 queries in the comment section below and we will try to resolve them.


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