Switch Android Home Screens Using Thumbnails

For Android users with phones running Android 2.1, there is a nice feature to help switch between home screens. You can see thumbnails of each of your home screens and choose which one you’d like to switch to. Smarterware has written and article explaining how to do it, which is rather simple:

Yet another new-to-me Android 2.1 feature: tap and hold the dots on the bottom right and/or left of your home screen to see thumbnail previews of ALL the phone’s screens. Tap on a thumbnail to switch to that screen, no swipe necessary.

As you can see in the screenshot, the thumbnail previews don’t include wallpaper—the background is just white, for better visibility—but they do show the icon and widget layout so you can identify which screen’s which. This type of screen-switching will be familiar to virtual desktop lovers, or folks who use Spaces on OS X.

Interested in more Android 2.1 features? Here’s Android 2.1′s best features in screenshots.

This feature definitely seems more beneficial to Android users and phones with more than 3 home screens. Nonetheless its still a nice feature to have and be aware of.

[via Smarterware]

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  1. I'll back again for sure, thanks for great article :D

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