Basic Use of Samsung Android Tab 2 Tablet

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Gestures

The pinch gesture lets you add, delete and rearrange home screens easily. The same pinch gesture can be used in the app drawer to again let you rearrange pages. You can't delete or add new pages this way though.

Taking Screenshots

Take a screenshot by holding down the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Screenshots are stored in the Gallery.

The Home Screen

Delete Home Screen Widgets

Touch and hold the widget and drag it to the top-right corner. Drop it over the Trash icon.

Add Widget, Shortcut, or Folder

To add a widget, shortcut, or folder to the Home screen, follow these steps:

  • From any Home screen, touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen.
  • Tap Apps and widgets.
  • Touch and hold on the desired App or Widget to add to the home screen.
  • Continue touching the App or Widget.
  • Drag your finger and move the App or Widget into place on the home screen.
  • Release your finger.
  • If necessary, tap anywhere outside the app or widget to finish adding.

Move widget, shortcut, or folder

To move a widget, shortcut, or folder on the Home screen, follow these steps:

  • On any Home screen, touch and hold a widget or shortcut until you hear a low sound or feel a mild vibration, which tells you that the item is ready to be moved.
  • Drag to a new location.
  • Lift your finger from the screen.

Remove App, Widget, or Folder

To remove a widget, shortcut, or folder from the Home screen, follow these steps:

  • Touch and hold a widget or shortcut on any Home screen.
  • Drag the widget or shortcut to the Trash Can icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • The item turns red, lift your finger from the screen.

App Drawer

The App Drawer is located in the top right corner of the screen. Inside you will find a list of all of the apps currently installed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Press any app to open it, or press and hold to add an app to the Home Screen.

Taskbar Mini Apps

The taskbar at the bottom has an arrow that flips up a row of what Samsung calls Mini Apps.

Mini Apps are small, independent windows that always overlay everything else - homescreens, regular full-screen apps, anything. You can fit one or two of those on the 7.0" screen and they really improve the multitasking abilities of the tablet.

Available Mini Apps include an alarm, calendar, email, calculator, music player, even a task manager. If you're not using some of those apps, you can always choose to hide them.

Read more about mini apps.

Pull Down Menu

The Pull down menu can be brought up by pressing on or swiping downwards from the time display in the top right corner of the tablet. The Pull down menu contains several easy to access settings as well as a shortcut to the full Settings menu. It also contains a list of current notifications such as recently received email and software update notifications.

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