LG QSlide Overview

Multi-Tasking Using Floating Window

LG QSlide allows applications to be executed in the floating window on top of any other activities and to be switched between floating and full screen window.

The application’s activity which is supported by LG QSlide can be floating on the other activities, so users can see both activities simultaneously. Also, it can control the interaction with user interface by adjusting the floating window’s transparency. If the floating window is transparent, users cannot touch any component on the window except the titler bar. And then, the background activity underneath the floating window can interact with users.

By doing this, LG QSlide enables users to easily control more than one activities at once on the same screen.

The Example of the Floating Window

The following figure describes an example of the floating window of the application which is supported by LG QSlide.

 

 

① Mode change button

It can switch between floating window mode and full screen mode.

② Transparency slider

It can control transparency of the floating window.

③ Close button

It can close the floating window.

④ Size control

It can change the size of the window by sliding right bottom edge of the window.

Display Mode

Every application which has more than one screens can be shown to users when it runs on the device. As activity is the unit of screens in Android, this document calls the screen as activities. Each activity has its own display mode which determines how to display it. There are 4 types of display mode for activities that are supported in LG QSlide:

 

 

① Full screen mode

One activity occupies full screen of the device. Normal Activities are in this mode by default when it starts. In this mode, users can change displayed activity by clicking the home button.

② Floating window – normal mode

An activity is shown in the small window, which can be moved, resized, and transparency changed. There can be more than one window on the display at the same time. Those windows are called as floating windows.

③ Floating window – overlay mode

An activity is shown in the small window which is transparent. In this mode, users can touch the component underneath the window instead of UI components on the window. The title bar of the window is still touchable.

④ Floating window – low profile mode

An activity is shown in the small window which is transparent and movable. In this mode, all actions for the window except moving are programmable.

 

Display Mode

Shown in window

Change position

Change

size

Change transparency

Touch contents

Full screen mode

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

O

Floating window – normal mode

O

O

O

O

O

Floating window – overlay mode

O

O

O

O

X

Floating window – low profile mode

O

O

X

X

X

The collective name for floating window – normal mode, floating window – overlay mode, floating window – low profile mode is ‘floating window’.

 

The following figure shows 4 display modes and how to change the mode from one to another.

 

 

Quick Execution Using Notification bar

 

LG QSlide allows the application’s launch icon to be added to Notification bar on the device. By doing this, LG QSlide enables users to access and execute the application quickly.

The following figure describes an example of Notification bar including LG QSlide applications. Some LG smartphones already have several QSlide applications by default. These applications can be executed by tapping the icon on Notification bar.

 

 

Various Use Cases of LG QSlide Applications

The following examples describe various use cases of LG QSlide Applications. LG QSlide is very useful for the application that needs multi-tasking or frequent use.

 

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