Now in CyanogenMod Nightlies: Long-Press Recents to go to Previous App


Here's a sweet new feature that is now in CyanogenMod nightlies. You can now long-press the recents button to jump back to the previous app you had open. So say you clicked on a link to a YouTube video from the Twitter app, you've watched the video and now want to go back to Twitter. Just simply long-press the Recents button, and voila! It's pretty easy and simple. It's basically like Alt+Tab in Windows, which works pretty well, and I know quite a few people that use it quite often.

The Redditor that found this, posted that it was in the August 21st nightly. So that it should be in any nightly posted after the 21st of this month. The feature isn't really shown in the changelog, and like this Redditor stated, he found it by mistake when long-pressing the recents button on his phone. It must be a happy mistake then. It's a pretty useful feature, that is also part of Gravity box in Xposed, for those of you that use different Xposed modules.

CyanogenMod continues to add more and more features, that everyone seems to love. Which is great. What will be interesting is to see how long it takes to get CyanogenMod 12 nightlies going once Android L is announced and completely available in AOSP later this fall. I know when Ice Cream Sandwich came out, CM 9 nightlies took a long time, and that was the last really major update to Android. However, Google says that Android L is an even larger update, which I can believe.

How many of you are still using CyanogenMod as your daily driver custom ROM? Have you found this feature on your nightly yet? What do you think of it? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.


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