Model S

Software V9: how to have THREE apps at the same time (Maps on top, Media in the middle, your app of

edited October 2018 in Model S
No credit to me. I found this on Tesla Motors Club:


Basically, what you can do is have Maps at the top 1/4 of the screen, a small Media window at the upper-middle part of the screen, and whichever app you want at the bottom half of the screen. Here's how:
1) Open the app you want to have on the bottom
2) Then touch the Media (music) app button so that that pops up
3) Put one finger on the top of the Media app part of the screen and another finger on the App launcher icon. Then, while holding both fingers on the screen, drag up. You will move the Media app window up and also open that last app you'd opened (the one in #1 above).

Voila! Now you can have Maps + Media + another app (could be camera, browser, energy, calendar, or phone) open simultaneously.
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  • edited October 2018
    @MarylandS85 - You just beat me too it. I was just about to post this as well.
  • edited October 2018
    before the grammar police go wild, I obviously meant "You beat me to it".

    sorry!
  • edited October 2018
    Sweet!

    '17 S75 & X75D: Uncorked AP2.5 Bio 34.1/39.6. Grin on!
  • edited October 2018
    "Basically, what you can do is have Maps at the top 1/4 of the screen, a small Media window at the upper-middle part of the screen, and whichever app you want at the bottom half of the screen. Here's how: ... "

    Reminds me of a joke I once heard, which I will try to repeat here although it will not be anywhere near as good as the way I heard it many years ago:
    A man went to a tailor to order a custom-made suit. When the suit came in and the man tried it on, one sleeve was a bit shorter than the other. The tailor said just pull your shoulder up a bit, like this. The tails of the suit were a bit uneven, and hung low. The tailor said just hunch your shoulders a bit and lean forward, like this. The pant legs were also uneven, the tailor said just adjust you hips, like this.

    Some bystanders saw the man trying on his suit and one said to the other, look at that poor crippled man. The other replied, yes, but doesn't the suit fit well?
  • edited October 2018
    @Yodrak
    Don't hate it 'til you try it. Like many others, I would love to have the fully customizable split-screen of V8 brought back, but I will take whatever perks come my way in V9 in the mean time. And, as I've said before, even in my pre-AP Model S, so far I prefer V9 (warts and all) over V8.1, because Maps on top, Media on the bottom has been my preferred configuration anyway. Otherwise, I wouldn't have upgraded.
  • edited October 2018
    Yodrak, that was funny.

    Maryland, I assume you would have to go through that process every time you get in the car?
  • edited October 2018
    @sentabo
    Not sure. I just tried it once. I'll let you know how it goes when I get back in the car. I'm going to guess that yes, it requires finger acrobatics every time. On the plus side, when I put the car in Reverse (and the Camera screen popped up), then back to Drive and Park, it didn't mess up this configuration.

    Regardless, it's a nice find by whoever it was who figured it out. A mini-Nav on top, mini-Media in the middle, and Camera or Energy on the bottom sounds like a good combo, something no previous version could achieve. Having said this, I've read that the Browser on bottom in this configuration has issues.
  • edited October 2018
    Can you have 50-50 with this find?
  • edited October 2018
    My guess is it will go back to default every time you enter the car. Fine with me though. Like MarylandS85 map on top and media on bottom has always been the way I use it. I like the new media screen much better. It's more informative and easy to use when expanded to large size especially when running USB. Also be able to minimize it to show only music in play and leave a large area for map is nice too. Sorry for people who want camera on top though. You can't win them all.
  • edited October 2018
    @PagemakersS75
    I don't think so. If you watch the video, you can get a sense of what you can do. If you like 50/50, stick with V8.

    But if you like Nav/Maps on top and Media on bottom, you have the option for small, medium, or large window size for Media, which is better than V8, as @carlk notes.
  • edited October 2018
    @sentabo
    Just got in the car for the first time after a few hours, and the three-app screen is preserved, so maybe it will remember this preference ad infinitum. Hot diggity.
  • edited October 2018
    Thanks for the tip!
  • edited October 2018
    Very nice hacking!
  • edited October 2018
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  • edited October 2018
    I used this on my commute this morning. It certainly helps, though also not close to what it should be. At least now I can have camera and media on at the same time. Though they aren't in the ideal positions, I no longer have to switch it back and forth like I was doing for the last 5 days.
  • edited October 2018
    In this layout the media app is not resized as a small third window it is overlapped by the lower app which makes it clear that this is a bug, not a planned feature. Which also means it may get "fixed" and disappear.
  • edited October 2018
    @PBEndo: Even if it’s a bug, there are plenty of real bugs that haven’t been fixed in a long time, so I wouldn’t expect this one to get fixed anytime soon (at least not intentionally). :-)
  • edited October 2018
    Can you interact with the media player without the camera window going away?
  • edited October 2018
    Yeah, it’s a bug, but they messed up. Now I want that, i.e 3 apps on the screen at one time.
  • edited October 2018
    @the.hulk
    Yes - you can thumbs up/thumbs down, forward, pause etc. though you don't get full access to the stations/favorites
  • edited October 2018
    Thank you. This is a almost how I would prefer the interface to be. Maps in the background, and multiple overlays.
  • edited October 2018
    We need a bug bounty for better control of the display - I'll put in $50 if someone finds a bug that will allow removal or replacement of the maps with other apps in the top half of the touchscreen
  • edited October 2018
    True, it seems to be a bug rather than a feature, but it’s still functional. For someone like me, it’s a pretty perfect combo. I get a functional mini map on top (which is actually at least as much map as you get in a “normal” car’s navigation), the important part of media control in the middle (I just stream from my phone, and the forward, reverse, and pause are the only touch screen buttons I like to use—to reduce wear and tear on my steering wheel buttons—so not having Slacker control in this configuration is no big deal for me), and energy on the bottom for nerdiness (or for tracking consumption on a road trip).

    As to Tesla fixing it, you can choose not to update and keep this configuration option forever. :^)
  • edited October 2018
    @Maryland - you still can control Slacker and rate the songs, you jut can't see all of the options for favorites/Tune in, etc.
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