Android : Make An Activity Destory When User Presses 'Back Button?

Sep 27, 2009

When I currently have my activity on the font of the screen, how can I make Android to 'destory' my activity when user clicks 'back' button? (i.e. onDestory of my Activity gets called)?

Android : Make an activity destory when user presses 'Back button?


Android :: How Do I Return To Calling Activity If User Presses Back?

Aug 4, 2010

My MAIN activity is spawning a child activity that contains a ListView. While this ListView is being populated (through an AsyncTask), an indeterminate progress bar is shown.However, assuming that I am an impatient user and I press the BACK button, the progress bar is cancelled but I am left with a blank screen. I have to press BACK one more time to go back to the MAIN activity.I would like the app to go back directly to the MAIN activity by pressing BACK only once. Can somebody point me in the right direction? I am thinking I should call finish() somewhere but I don't know where to put it.

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Android :: Application Crashes When User Presses Back Button / Where To Put Code?

Oct 6, 2010

First of all, maybe i went about this the wrong way in the first place. Situation is, i have a listview that when an item is clicked, it creates an intent and calls startActivityForResult() to another activity, to be able to edit the entries in the row. and that other activity after editing the required values, returns back to the calling activity, when the user clicks on a save button. The activity then uses the row Id to update the item.My problem now is that, if the user presses the BACK button instead, the application crashes. i have been looking around and see solutions like using Shared Preferences or onSavedInstanceState(), but i don't know where exactly i should be putting the code?

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Android :: Prevent Activity From Saving State When User Selects Back Button

May 2, 2010

I have an Activity with a list that is bound to a ListAdapter reading data into a ArrayList from a database. All is well when the data is first loaded. While the Activity is open and the list is being displayed it is possible and likely that the data in the database will be updated by a service but the list does not reflect the changes because the ArrayList does not know about the changes. If the Activity is no longer in the foreground as would be the case if the user goes to the home screen and then is brought back to the foreground I would like for the Activity to not display what it did prior but rather reload the data using the ListAdapter the view is bound to. I think something needs to call finish() but I am not sure what.

This is what I have in the Activity.


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Android :: WebView.clearHistory() - Don't Want Back Button To Allow User To Go Back Further Than Current Session

Mar 31, 2009

I call WebView.clearHistory(), but I am still able to go back after doing so. I want to reuse a WebView, but I don't want the back button to allow the user to go back further than the current "session" of using the WebView. Anybody know what is the best way to handle this? I thought for sure that clearHistory() would do it.

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Android :: How To Control Activity Flow - Back Button Versus Home Button

Sep 2, 2010

I have 3 activities in my app: Activity1 -> Activity2 -> Activity3. Inside Activity3, if the user presses Back, I would like to return to Activity2. In Activity3's onPause event, I added a finish() statement. That's probably not even necessary, but I wanted to make sure this Activity gets cleaned up. This works fine.
However, while in Activity3, if the user presses Home or starts a new app (through notification bar or some other means), I want both Activity3 and Activity2 to finish. If the user returns to this app, he should resume with Activity1.

I have figured out how to do one or the other, but I can't figure out how to handle both cases, if it's even possible. Can I trap the "Back" button in Activity3 and send a message back to Activity2 telling it not to finish()? It seems like the Activities follow the same lifecycle flow (Pause, Stop) regardless of what you do to send them to the background. Just to answer the question of why I want this behavior, imagine that Activity1 is a login screen, Activity2 is a selection screen, and Activity3 is a content screen. If I press Back from the content page, I want to be able to make a new selection. If I exit via any other means (Home, notification bar), I want the user to be "logged out".

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Android :: Detect When User Presses On A Bitmap Which Is Inside Canvas?

Mar 15, 2010

Does anyone how I go about detecting when a user presses on a bitmap which is inside a canvas?

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Android :: Prompt User To Save Changes When Back Button Is Pressed

Mar 17, 2010

I have an activity that contains several user editable items (an EditText field, RatingBar, etc). I'd like to prompt the user if the back/home button is pressed and changes have been made that have not yet been saved. After reading through the android documentation, it seems like this piece of code should go in the onPause method. I've tried putting an AlertDialog in the onPause however the dialog gets shown and then immediately tears down because nothing is there to block the pause from completing.

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Android :: How To Get Beahviour Of Finish() When User Clicks On Back Button

Nov 13, 2010

i am new to android. i am showing Intent.ACTION_DIAL when my application starts..but when i clik back button it shows a activity page and again press back button it finishes the activity.i want when application starts dialler shown and if user cliks back button it calls finish() method

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Android : User Action Emulate Hardware 'Back' Button?

Sep 6, 2010

I looked around and although there are many related questions I didn't see one that answers my exact question:

I would like to create an app that runs in the background that provides the exact same functionality as the hard coded 'Back' button in all cases.

The reason? I (for example) have a Droid X, and it is BIG. it makes it extremely hard to use one-handed and having a swipe gesture function as a back button (like in Palm Pre for example) would greatly increase the ease of use.

as far as I'm concerned the app could just be one simple class that contains:
1) a listener for the 'back' swipe
2) a call to the physical hard button itself

Is this possible? are there built in APIs for the hard coded buttons that would allow me to call them without actually pressing them?

Again - I'm not interested in overriding the button, I'm interested in making a software call to it - or failing that, in emulating it's behavior in any and all states and other apps!

Please forgive the naivete of this post. I am a very novice programmer and really I just want to know whether this is possible before I start to devote myself to trying to build it.

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Android :: How To Close An Activity When User Clicks On Home Button

Feb 19, 2010

I understand that trying to capture home button clicks is a hack, but I need to atleast close my current activity when the user clicks on home button. Is there anyway I can tell the system to close this activity is the user clicks on home button? If so how can I do that? I need to do it as I am listening for location updates and I want to stop the updates and also need to trash any location that was available to me previously. I need to do this just in case any user while in that activity clicks on home button and changes the location settings.

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Android :: Which Function I Have To Call On Cancel Button In User Inferface (activity)?

Nov 10, 2010

I have various activitys on my app. I have a configuration Activity, and i want to put a cancel button, that, when user press this button, the configuration window get's closed and turn back into the previous activity.i search in google and i find something about calling cancel or dismiss functions, but i can't call them cause this is not a dialog, it's an activity

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Android :: How To Clear Stack Back To Root Activity When User Leaves Application?

Jan 25, 2010

I have an application with 2 activities, LogonAct and MainAct. LogonAct is a logon activity which I want to force the user to go through each time they return to the application. I've set android:clearTaskOnLaunch="true" on LogonAct.

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General :: How To Log Button Presses In Android

Nov 22, 2012

a hardware bug on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus.I'm writing this in the general forums since it doesnt seem to be a bug specific to the phone (no reports anywhere online) and the question itself is therefore not device specific.So i have a hardware home button on the phone which sometimes registers two clicks instead of one.On a 1sec press this would mean the following events:

- button down event
1sec pause
- button up event
- button down event
- button up event

So since this doesn't occur regularly and i want to somehow log presses of the home button and i dont know any way to do that in android.It doesn't need to run in the background but could be for example be opened specifically to test the button.

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Android :: How To Set Up Button Presses With OnTouch Event?

Mar 27, 2010

I am relatively new to this still, and I have been developing a small app that would benefit greatly from a user being able to press 2 buttons at one time. What is the best method for achieving this? I dont think that an OnClickListener works like that, and I have seen examples for doing this with an OnTouch event. However, I do not know how to set up button presses with an OnTouch event.

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Android :: Back Button Activity

Aug 25, 2010

I was wondering how or if it is possible to exclude activities from the back buttons history list? For example not letting the user back into the Splash Screen?

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Android : Activity And Back Button

Nov 2, 2010

on the ui i am having a back button displayed. there are three activities say A,B,C. Activity A is splash screen. Activity B is home screen. Activity C is edit screen. on edit screen only i am having a back button. when the user press that i open the activity B which also contains some sort of http request and response. i want that the previous activity from stack should get displayed? how can i achieve that? i am able to open previous activity on pressing the back button of device? when i press back button on device there doesnt goes any http request? i want to achieve this behaviour when i press the ui back button.

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Android : Back Button And Last Activity

Aug 17, 2010

My app chains some activities.

if you press the back button, you go back through old activities then you suddenly quit the application !

so I need to show a message like "do you really want to exit" if it's the last activity on stack

I know how to override the back button but i can't figure how to know how many activity are in history


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Android :: Star Activity And Back Button

Oct 22, 2009

I am starting an external activity from my application and would like the back button to return the user to the point in my application where they started the activity. is this possible?

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Android : Back Button Not Stopping Activity

Feb 28, 2009

In my game, I've got one activity starting another activity via an intent. When the user is finished with the second activity, they quit it using the back button. However, I have a problem: when this happens, the second activity is still running, even if it's quit with the back button.

My second activity will eventually give a "game over" message using a pop up window if there is no user input for a period of time. Problem is, when I back out of the second activity (where the game is happening) the "game over" message still appears eventually. This is how I know the second activity is still running. It even displays a "game over" message if my entire app is quit (on the Android OS).

How do I stop an activity completely when the user presses the back button?

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Android :: Any Way To Intercept Power Button Presses When Running Service?

Feb 11, 2010

I am creating an Android service which constantly runs in the background. I'd like to be able to intercept calls to the power button to:
a) prevent the screen coming on

b) handle the power button press in a different manner.This is to enable the user to have a very simple interface to my application and prevent wasting battery powering up the screen when it is not required.

I will probably need an alternative mechanism to actually bring the screen back up (such as an extended key press or similar), but this only becomes relevant if what I'm after is possible.

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Android :: Suppressing Key Presses In Activity - Especially In Options Menu

Oct 8, 2009

I am writing an activity where the user is supposed to some editing and is critical. In this activity, I dont want pressing of Call key to make it go to Call Log so I handle onKeyDown call back and there if the key pressed is Call, I just return true. That solves my problem. But, if Options menu is opened and then I press Call button, I am not getting control in onKeyDown.

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Android :: Back Button Doesn't Go To Previous Activity

Jul 4, 2010

I have two activities. The first is a list where the user selects one of the items which takes them to a second activity showing the details of the item they selected. When the user clicks the back button I want the app to return to the first activity.

Is there anything special i need to do to make this happen?

Right now when I click the back button from the second activity it exits the app just like the home button would.

Here is how I am starting the Second Activity. startActivity(new Intent(getApplication(), SecondActivity.class)); finish();

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Android :: Moving Back To First Activity On Button Click

May 5, 2010

I am writing a application where I am dealing with 4 activities, let's say A, B, C & D. Activity A invokes B, B invokes C, C invokes D. On each of the activity, I have a button called "home" button. When user clicks on home button in any of the B, C, D activities, application should go back to A activity screen ?

How to simulate "home" button in this case ?

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Android :: Button Inside List Item - How To Process Long Presses?

Jul 20, 2010

I got a ListView item that contains a button inside. Currently the long press of a ListView item does not get processed. I thought that by setting the Button.setLongClickable(false) would allow the long press to be passed along to the ListView item and it's not happening.

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Android :: How To Pass Result From Activity Terminated By BACK Button?

Apr 20, 2010

I am trying to setResult after the BACK button was pressed. I call in onDestroy. So, how can I pass result from activity terminated by BACK button?

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Android :: How To Override The Back Button So It Doesn't Finish() My Activity

Jun 29, 2010

I currently have an Activity that when it gets displayed a Notification will also get displayed in the Notification bar.

This is so that when the User presses home and the Activity gets pushed to the background they can get back to the Activity via the Notification.

The problem arises when a User presses the back button, my Activity gets destroyed but the Notification remains as I want the user to be able to press back but still be able to get to the Activity via the Notification. But when a USER tries this I get Null Pointers as its trying to start a new activity rather than bringing back the old one.

So essentially I want the Back button to act the exact same as the Home button and here is how I have tried so far:


However the above code still seems to allow my Activity to be destroyed, How can I stop my Activity from being destroyed when the back button is pressed?

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Android :: Activity State On Pressing Back And Home Button On Screen

May 6, 2009

Whenever I press the home button when Im in the root task of my application and when I click on the icon of my app again the state of my task (activity) is retained, but when i press the back button on the emulator and when I open my application its state is not retained. I want the state to be retained in both the scenarios.

In the mnifest I have given the below entries,

android:alwaysRetainTaskState="true" for the root activity

android:launchMode="singleTask" for the application

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Android :: Don't Need Previous Activities Load On Pressing Back Button On First Activity

Jul 15, 2010

When i leave my app after pressing home button and then re launch it from menus it behaves in a strange way.Sometimes it launches the same activity on which i pressed home button.But sometimes it launches the first activity of my app. One reason for this could be that whenever system has memory shortage it clears any activities existing in But the strange thing is if i press back button from first activity it takes me back to the same activity on which i pressed home button and all other previous activities are also there(like if i press back button again previous activities also exist.)I haven't set any launching mode for any activity in my app(like single instance etc).What i don't need is that previous activities load on pressing back button on first activity.

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Android :: Main Activity Grayed-out / Disabled On Back Button - Cause This Problem?

Jun 25, 2010

I have a problem on going back (clicking the Back button) from sub-activity to main activity: from my main activity I launch a new one (with passing some extras). code...

In the started activity I am getting data from extras and showing, etc. So everything works very well until I click Back button to return back to main activity. Then main activity appears but directly after - grays-out. I can't do anything there anymore... This "grayed-out" style looks something like there should be a dialog displayed, but there is no dialog shown, just the whole activity is pushed down/disabled instead...

One another interesting thing I noticed - that activity is still alive in background, because if I click "Search" button the Quick Search Box appears on top of my activity and if I click Back button then (to cancel it) - it disappears and my activity then becomes fully functional again (gray-out effect simply disappears...)

Tried watching logcat, but it shows nothing useful, no exceptions thrown, just this text always comes up:

W/KeyCharacterMap( 564): No keyboard for id 0
W/KeyCharacterMap( 564): Using default keymap: /system/usr/keychars/qwerty.kcm.bin

What could cause this problem?

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