Split Screen/ Multi Tasking Option not present

/e/os Version 1.10s, all the latest updates

The option to use 2 apps in split screen mode seems to be missing for all apps. Also switched on “enable non-resizeable in multi window”. No effect.
Am I doing something wrong or is this function not implemented or broken?

Thanks in advance for your help

On FP4, /e/os 1.10 it is there, if I opened at least two Apps…

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On my Mi8 (dipper) on 1.11-s(dev), the screen split is also ok. As @Ulix

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I had a memory that split screen was dropped, confirmed by

Release notes, page 2, e-1.7

Disable long press recent go to split screen (was broken).

On e-1.11-q I do not get split screen by long press recent.

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Ah, this could be it, even though split screen is now usually activated by long press on the app logo in recent apps.

Maybe it’s only on certain phone brands, it’s a shame.

Thank you for the hint!

I’ve got this problem too with a Fairphone 3 running /e/OS version 1.11-s.
As you can see on the picture, the option doesn’t appear on in recent apps options.

The option to allow/disallow screen splitting neither appears in the parameters application.

I don’t have the issue on a Fairphone 3 running 1.11-s-20230511288805-dev-FP3 … [HOWTO] Give complete /e/OS version info easily for support, answers, comparison etc


Here is my complete /e/OS version info :
About phone : FP3 (not “+”)
Android version : 12
/e/ OS version : 1.11-s-20230510288098-stable-FP3

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@Manoj: Is the split screen feature disabled on stable builds perhaps?

I can’t find a setting for this (emphasis on “I can’t find”, perhaps there is one?).

I remember I previously saw the setting for enabling/disbling the split screen feature in the parameters app. But now, like you, I can’t find it anymore. I searched for it in all parameters (manually or with the search functionality) : i didn’t find it.

Checking with the team and will get back.

It’s working for me…



A team member was mentioning to try using the middle button (or swipe to middle) press and hold on app icon, and click on split top.

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@heavenfrog : Does this sound like something you didn’t do?
Sounds to me like this is what we’re doing to get the menu in our screenshots, but please confirm.

I checked if that would work : it doesn’t.
I tried with the middle button (and others) and also with the swipe : the problem is still here. When I press and hold app icon, I only get the “app info” option.


Split screen seems to be working for me on 1.11 ginko/willow if I long press on an app icon in the app switcher.

However, I only get the option for apps that actually support split screen. It’s not grayed out for apps that don’t support that feature, it’s simply missing. I don’t find that very intuitive since it makes the feature even more difficult to discover.

But Browser should support split screen, so if the menu item is missing, that seems like a bug to me.

@nanabanaman This is an insteresting clarification. But I don’t get the option for any app : Browser, Firefox, NewPipe, Magic Earth, … the ones I used in split mode.

I think I didn’t mention that the option disappeared after upgrading with OTA updates from Android 10 to Android 12.

It should depend on devices: on my Xiaomi 8 (dipper - not rooted), it works for the native “browser” as for Bromite e.g.
No difference between the last /e/ versions (1.11, 1.12-beta, 1.12-rc2-s), all devs.

I tested “split screen” option with all my apps on my not rooted Xiaomi Mi8 (1.12-rc2- s dev): native ones, apps directly from github, most from fdroid, few from app lounge.

Only one (KO Reader from fdroid) shows this msg: App does not support split screen. It works for others.