task switcher

task switcher

The part of the operating system that switches the computer from one application to another. When a user manually selects another open application, the task switcher places the current application in the background and moves the selected application to the foreground. See task switching.
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The upcoming Mi Mix 2S also works like the iPhone X, with gestures for accessing the task switcher. Although, the phone keeps the home bar intact in the body.
The 'floating dock' features lets users move the virtual key anywhere on the home screen with primary Android keys - Back, Home, Task Switcher, Lock and Close all running apps.
It allows users to get such essential controls as Taskbar, Start menu, system tray and Task Switcher on each connected display, quickly allocate windows between monitors (either manually or automatically), improve the look-and-feel of a user's desktop.
Apps that might use the feature to keep on running would not be visible in Task Switcher. Shutting down such an iOS app using the Task Switcher dashboard would not stop it from running either.
It is worth mentioning that, the original Galaxy S5 comes with a hard key (Home) and two soft keys (Back and Task Switcher).
The DR DOS task switcher operates from the DOS prompt as well as from the ViewMAX shell.
You can also do the same thing from the Metro task switcher. Swipe in from the left (or use the hot corner), move your finger back towards the edge, and the task switcher pops up.
The next update will include some very essential features, with true multitasking including third party programs, using a task switcher 'inspired' by the acclaimed webOS card-style.