The notification menu or shade as some call it changed with an update to Android 5.0.
Making it look and operate slicker than it used to. But because of the change one can think the way it used to work also changed. That is not the case here.
So here are some basic tips on how to get you notification or quick settings menu out fairly easily.
- Single finger swipe down brings down the notification shade- Double-tap status bar: bring down the notifications shade.
- Two finger swipe down brings down the quick settings menu
- Triple-tap status bar: bring down quick settings/toggles.