Side toolbar on BlueStacks 5

What is the side toolbar?

The Side toolbar gives you quick access to very useful features that enhance your overall gaming experience of BlueStacks 5.

The image below shows what the side toolbar looks like on BlueStacks:

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What can I do with the side toolbar?

Every button on the side toolbar opens a specific tool, each with its own function. Here's the full list of superpowers that the side toolbar brings to your fingertips:    

1.png Toggle fullscreen: You can use this button to enter and exit the full-screen mode while playing a game.
1.jpg Increase volume: Tap this button repeatedly to increase the volume of the game. Single-click on it to access a dropdown menu that lets you manage the ring, media and alarm volumes.
1.jpg Decrease volume: Tap this button repeatedly to decrease the volume of the game. Single-click on it to access a dropdown menu that lets you manage the ring, media and alarm volumes.
LOCK_UNLOCK.png Lock/Unlock cursorThis button allows you to lock your cursor within the gameplay window.

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Game controls: With this button, you can view the Game controls menu that allows you to manage game controls with a variety of other options. Read this article for more details.
1.jpg Open macro managerThis button opens the Macro manager and helps with the use of macros for your favorite games. This article will tell you all about how to use this powerful tool.
1.jpg Trim memory: The "Trim memory" tool allows you to free up some memory that BlueStacks 5 utilizes on your PC. To know more about this tool, please click here.
1.jpg Install apk: This button lets you install any app on your BlueStacks 5 using .apk and .xapk files saved on your computer.
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Take screenshot: You may use this button to take screenshots of your BlueStacks 5 home screen or in-game action.

8.png Open media folderThis button gives you access to all the screenshots captured on BlueStacks 5.
11.PNG Rotate: Using this button, you can rotate an application on BlueStacks 5 from landscape mode to portrait and vice-versa.
1.jpg Multi-instance manager: This button opens the Multi-instance manager, which lets you create new instances for BlueStacks 5. Click here to read more about the Multi-instance manager.
1.jpg Eco mode: The "Eco mode" tool helps you reduce resource consumption while running multiple instances of BlueStacks 5. Read this article to know all about Eco mode.
16.PNG Settings: You can use this button to access the Settings menu. Refer to this article to learn all about the different features within the Settings menu.
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Back
This button can be used to step back in a game while navigating through the in-game menus or to exit out of the game if you're on its home screen.

1.jpg HomeClicking on this button will take you to your BlueStacks 5 home screen. This button is also available on the top bar, next to the BlueStacks 5 logo.
1.jpg Recent apps: This button lets you toggle between apps that may be running on BlueStacks 5 or to switch to a recently used app. Read this article to know more about this tool. This button is also available on the top bar, next to the BlueStacks 5 logo.

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

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