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 Beta.
The image below shows what the side toolbar looks like on BlueStacks:
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:
|Toggle fullscreen: You can use this button to enter and exit the full-screen mode while playing a game.|
|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.|
|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 cursor: This button allows you to lock your cursor within the gameplay window.|
|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.|
|Open macro manager: This 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.|
|Trim memory: The "Trim memory" tool allows you to free up some memory that BlueStacks 5 Beta utilizes on your PC. To know more about this tool, please click here.|
|Install apk: This button lets you install any app on your BlueStacks 5 Beta using .apk and .xapk files saved on your computer.|
Take screenshot: You may use this button to take screenshots of your BlueStacks 5 Beta home screen or in-game action.
|Open media folder: This button gives you access to all the screenshots captured on BlueStacks 5 Beta.|
|Rotate: Using this button, you can rotate an application on BlueStacks 5 Beta from landscape mode to portrait and vice-versa.|
|Multi-instance manager: This button opens the Multi-instance manager, which lets you create new instances for BlueStacks 5 Beta. Click here to read more about the Multi-instance manager.|
|Eco mode: The "Eco mode" tool helps you reduce resource consumption while running multiple instances of BlueStacks 5 Beta. Read this article to know all about Eco mode.|
|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.|
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.
|Home: Clicking on this button will take you to your BlueStacks 5 Beta home screen. This button is also available on the top bar, next to the BlueStacks 5 Beta logo.|
|Recent apps: This button lets you toggle between apps that may be running on BlueStacks 5 Beta 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 Beta logo.|
Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Gaming!
Last updated on February 15, 2021