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Paranoid Android 4.3 beta 3 brings more floating windows and other improvements

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Hover multitasking feature, the Paranoid Android team is bringing the floating ability to other parts of the operating system.
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May 6, 2014
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Hot on the heels of the launch of the Hover multitasking feature, the Paranoid Android team is bringing the floating ability to other parts of the operating system.

Now available for download for all modern Nexus devices, Paranoid Android 4.3 beta 3 brings general bug fixes and improvements, but also a couple of handy new features that should make multitasking a bit easier. Namely, the team added the ability to launch apps in floating mode (the app opens in a window on top of the currently running app) from the recent apps menu. Simply long press on an item in your recent apps list to have it pop up in a window. You can do the same thing from the notification drawer, by long pressing on any notification. Basically, these new features make it easier to preview and interact with background apps without fully switching to them, for a faster and smoother experience.

Beta 3 improves PA’s star feature, Hover, which lets you interact with notifications by opening apps in floating windows, without leaving your current app or opening the drawer. The feature gained a blacklist that lets you prevent specific apps from creating notification cards, as well as other unspecified bug fixes and tweaks.

Other changes in PA 4.3 beta 3 include fixes for issues related to Downloads and recent apps, and the addition of root access modes (disabled, apps only, ADB only, apps and ADB) in Developer Options.

Head over here to download the latest beta for your device.