Are you an Android person who misses the old menu button – the 1 that used to be a defining feature of the running system? You can be content to know it can be even now alive and kicking on the Google Pixel two.
Nonetheless, it can be concealed so effectively that it can be taken a while for any individual to obtain it. It is really the Luke Skywalker of person interface features.
Android Law enforcement was the to start with outlet to uncover it, and through ‘purely accidental means’ at that. To entry it by yourself, just simply click on the vacant spot to the correct of the button for modern apps, shut the corner of the screen, and an app-certain menu will (ordinarily) pop up in all its glory.
It will not likely function with each and every app, even though, likely as a consequence of the feature’s absence from far more modern apps – for the reason that the menu button is absent from latter-working day variations of Android by itself.
In point, its oddly concealed placement implies it may possibly have unintentionally been still left powering from a rough draft of the Pixel two running system. The point that it often won’t function at all without a number of faucets lends credence to this speculation.
Considered in that mild, its inclusion below is actually somewhat embarrassing. Now that the word’s out, it can be attainable it may possibly be not be extended prior to we see an update from Google that eliminates it.
But, it can be quite possibly accidental reappearance has reminded us of its usefulness. As 9to5Google places it, the subtly reincarnated menu button helps make it less complicated to entry functions these types of as the share menu in the Chrome browser ‘without any further hand gymnastics.’ Taking away it now would hence arguably necessarily mean stripping the Google Pixel two of a useful feature.
Only time will convey to no matter whether Google relents to or resists the well known desire. In the meantime, delight in it while it lasts – if it can be even now all around when Google’s new cellphone formally launches on Thursday.
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