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Version 4.5.4: Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.5.4: Minor bug fixes and improvements

We’re working on new features, but it takes a lot of time and so there is minor maintenance version 4.5.4 that fixes many smaller bugs and brings some important improvements. Apart from many bug fixes, the floating browser receives minor improvements, from which full session restoring (including back/forward list) is the most notable one. Very…
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All about Floating Apps for Auto

All about Floating Apps for Auto

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different!   Questions & Answers, Compatibility & Problems •  Using floating apps in your car •  MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage •  Supported cars for Floating Apps for Auto •  FA for Auto: Cable is the key!   Guides & How-To’s •  MirrorLink &…
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Floating Apps for Auto QA: Using floating apps in your car

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: Using floating apps in your car

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different!   How can I start installed apps using Launcher? It works on the phone but not in the car. Floating Apps for Auto is a special version of normal Floating Apps and comes with all features so that it can be used…
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Floating Apps for Auto QA: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

Floating Apps for Auto Q&A: MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different!   Is Floating Apps for Auto going to work in my car? Your car must be equipped with radio/infotainment supporting MirrorLink 1.1. Known manufacturers of such vehicles are VW, Audi, Seat, Škoda, Citroen, Peugeot, DS, Honda and some models of Suzuki, Mercedes,…
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Floating WhatsApp and Clash of Clans!

Floating WhatsApp and Clash of Clans!

One of the requested but most problematic apps is WhatsApp. They do not have open API, and so there is no way how we could build floating app for it. We’ve even contacted them to ask if there is any possibility to cooperate to bring floating WhatsApp, but we haven’t received permission to do so.…
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Version 4.5: No borders mode, configurable shortcut, improved floating menu and more...

Version 4.5: No borders mode, configurable shortcut, improved floating menu and more…

  The new version 4.5 is here!   No borders mode! As an addition to normal windows and minimized borders, there is a new option called “No borders” allowing to completely disable the window’s title bar. When the window is active, there is a small control panel shown so basic actions (moving, minimizing, closing, the window…
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Using Floating Apps on NVidia Shield and Android TV

Using Floating Apps on NVidia Shield and Android TV

On some devices, standard system settings don’t contain a way how to grant Draw over other apps permission which is essential for Floating Apps to work correctly. Without this permission, it’s not possible to draw floating windows. Fortunately, there is a way how to grant it by sending a specific command to the device via USB cable.…
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Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

Google Maps and Waze with Floating Apps for Auto

NOTE: Full MirrorLink on Samsung phones with Android 10 is a bit different! As the first thing, it’s important to mention that this is not an official way and may not work in your car or on your phone. It’s a hack that is tested mainly with Samsung phones, and they have a bit different…
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Why the notification cannot be disabled on Android 8?

The most recent version of Floating Apps has come with improved support for Android 8. It’s now compiled against Android 8 SDK and so it must respect changes made by Google. And there are two big differences we must consider – changes to floating windows and background services. Changes to floating windows Android doesn’t know…
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Floating normal apps

QA: floating installed apps with freeform mode

We are receiving a lot of questions related to floating normal/installed apps, so we’ve decided to introduce the feature also here in a form of a QA blog post. How does floating normal apps work? Floating normal/installed apps is available from Floating Apps 4.4 and it works on Android 7 and newer. It’s a hidden feature…
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