Note 8 - Soft key for Recent Apps vs. Home

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For anyone on a Note 8, I love the soft key for Home. Is there anyway to get a softkey to Recent Apps?
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Nope, because of hardware. Now if the entire phone had force touch, it would be possible.
 

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Not sure if this helps, or is even relevant since I dont have Note 8, but I use the Button Savior app to get all the soft buttons I need right under my thumb.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smart.swkey.nonroot

Thanks... I'm not sure that would do what I want to do. I'm guessing it might fight with the softkey for home. Its not a big deal but with the iPhone double tapping the home key gets you to running apps. With the Note 8, you soft key, then have to tap again to the left. What I'm finding is that often when I wake up my phone I want to go to the running apps and pick the one I want, vs. going to home every time.
 

koigirl

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I just opened up running apps inside Samsung browser with the left button and there they all are? One tap?
Maybe I don't understand what you're asking.