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catamount
Apr 14, 2014

How to use apps that need the menu key on Samsung Galaxy S5?

I don’t have an S5, but I’m in the process of picking out my next smartphone, and since I’ve moved up to a better job since my last purchase, I’m thinking flagship and looking mainly at the S5 and HTC One. One thing that I’ve noticed just from looking at photos is that the S5 lacks a menu button. Aside from getting used to it being gone after years of having it on every phone, how do apps that need the menu key work on the S5? Are they just incompatible?

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wstark
04/15/2014
While it isn’t a visible softkey, the menu key is still accessible. Just long press the softkey on the left (the multitasking key, I think they call it) and it will function like a normal menu key. There shouldn’t be too many apps left that still use it, but you might need it for older apps that haven’t been updated.
jimlynch
04/14/2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 still has a menu button, it's just hidden
http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-menu-button-hidden

"So, you'll want to be pressing the multitasking key. Press and hold it in until the menu pops up. That's literally all there is to it. No black magic, it's just hidden behind the very button that replaced it. And that's OK. Like a comfort blanket, it's there if we absolutely need it."
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