HTC Magic :: Closing Applications - MultiTasking

Feb 11, 2010

I have noticed (since getting a Task Manager) that apps that I run do not all seem to quit when I exit. For example, I load up an application, and then finish by using the back key, which takes me back to the 'desktop'.

When I then load up task manager I find that the app is usually still listed. Also I will usually find setting and a number of other apps listed. nb. These are Apps and not services.

As a new Magic user I wonder if I am doing something wrong or maybe not closing apps correctly. Some have an 'exit' entry in the context menu, but many others do not, and for these maybe I am not correctly closing them when I think I have by using the back key.

Also, does the Magic multi-task. Is there a way to switch between running applications?

All this seems that it should be obvious, but even after downloading the full user guide pdf, I am still no wiser on the subject.

Finally, is it true that to use the alarm clock I have to leave the phone powered up? My old Nokias used an alarm that worked when the phone was powered off, and even gave the option to turn the phpne on when the alarm went off. I assume this isn't possible with Android/Magic?

HTC Magic :: Closing Applications - MultiTasking

HTC Magic :: Closing Background Applications?

Jun 10, 2009

I am very new to Android environment and I have tried to figure something out for the past few days. If you press and hold Home button, it will list 6 last applications that were started, and that is fine... what is not fine, is that after checking it out I noticed that all of the 6 applications listed there are continually running in the background. Is there a way to actually shut down an application, not just put it in the background or is that an unavoidable part of the Android? So to put it simply, how to I close an application once I ran it and have finished using it? I also noticed that depending on how many and which applications are running in the background my battery life is impacted severely.

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Aug 3, 2009

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HTC Incredible :: SD Card / Closing Applications / Download

Jul 16, 2010

1) how do I view what's on my SD card?? And how do I even put things there in the first place?

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3) if I download something form the internet (like say a menu from a restaurant) how do I go and find that later??

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Motorola Droid :: Applications Keep Closing Automatically

May 10, 2010

I have noticed that many of my applications seem to automatically close making the phone seem "slower" when I try to reopen recently opened applications. The main applications that I have noticed closing are Handcent and the home screen (extremely annoying when the home screen needs to reload randomly). I have Advanced Task Manager (put the items i dont want closed on exclude) and noticed that when i click refresh some of the items sometimes disappear. I've tried turning off Advanced Task Manager and still have the some issue...Here are some things to know about my droid:

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Nov 13, 2010

I got a Samsung Galaxy S, through Bell and it has 2.2 on it... it has a feature that allows me to end applications like going CTRL+ALT+DEL in windows, because it shows the battery usage so it makes me a little more concerned about that, but anyways now some apps are force closing, crashing sometimes.. is it best to not force close any apps? has anyone had the same problem for the same reason? Some apps i just cant "quit" like in windows.

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May 10, 2010

I am about a week and change into my Incredible now. No problems. Suddenly this afternoon, it starts to auto-close anything I open after roughly 30 seconds, even if I am actively using the app. This includes native apps, and downloaded stuff. I am running Apollo Task Mgr (I checked the settings for auto-kill, and even turned off auto-kill), restarted the phone, searched the forum, and Googled it. Nada. Seems most people can't get apps to stay closed- I can't get them to stay open. Go fig. Also, I made no changes to settings today, no downloads, no nothing, just some Facebook, email, a few calls, Meebo, and SMS.

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Ican't notice how to install applications from market to my SD instead in the phone memory.

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HTC Magic : Can I Recover Purchased Applications From Android?

Nov 25, 2009

I did the dumbest thing today. i wanted to change my email address, i got hacked so i changed it right away. little did i realise i would lose all my purchased apps. i emailed the developers and asked if they would require me to purchase all over again...NO RESPONSE THANKS! so now im lookin to you guys.PLEAAASE HELP ME! how do i recover all my purchased apps from another email that no longer exists?

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HTC Magic :: Wifi Priority - Multi Tasking To Switch Between Applications?

Jul 22, 2009

Just two quick questions: When connected to wifi, do internet connections made on the device automatically go via wifi as opposed to 3g etc and if not then is there a way to organize which wireless connection 'methods' have higher priority (i am worried about excessive data costs). Second question is: Is there any multi tasking support on the Magic and if so then how do you switch between applications?

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HTC Magic :: Lose Audio While Watching Video Or Using Applications / Games

Jun 25, 2010

I've noticed since I have updated to firmware 1.5 on my HTC Magic that I've been losing all types of audio intermittently.Example: I would be watching video on my Magic then the audio would suddenly cut out. This includes all types of notifications, alarms or ringtones.This is very disturbing cause it makes my phone very unreliable.I miss calls and messages and one time or another I overslept cause the alarm went off but there was no audio.I know its not a hardware issue cause once I reboot everything is normal again. I don't like rebooting all the time to fix this problem and worse you dont realize that you lost audio notifications until you do check your phone to discover you did.I've read on google forums of several other accounts of this but so far no solid solution.

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Android :: Web OS Style Multitasking On EVO

Oct 1, 2010

Itching Thumb (Task Manager) - Android app on App Brain You can switch between apps like Webos & if you slide the card up, it closes the card/app just like in WebOS!

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May 29, 2010

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Apr 27, 2012

I bought the HTC One S and it is my first android device.

How multitasking actually works and how to close apps. For example I am playing a game then I press the multitasking button to select the webbrowser. Well if I immediately switch back to the game again, it will resume where I left it. But if I wait a little bit longer and then switch back, it will automatically start the app from new. I lose all my progress. This happens so often and I am think this is not multitasking at all.

Also when I swipe to close an in multitasking mode, it just doesn't close the app. For example I am using navigation but then I don't need it anymore. I press the multitasking button, swipe up to close the up. And then I noticed it isn't closed at all but there is no app for it when I enter multitasking mode. I'd have to actually open the app and manually close the app from inside to actually make it quit.

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Oct 13, 2009

Got the pre about a month ago and still have a few days to return it. I am seriously considering the hero having had a G1 and digging that before i was sucked into the iphone web (at&t bleeps). A couple questions that will either seal/break the deal: can you multitask on the hero as you can in the pre? i-e: have pandora going while you check email and answer a text? pre's web OS allows syncing with all three of my accounts: gmail, yahoo and hotmail. notifications for all three show up along with threaded conversations w/ various contacts. Can the hero also do this? or is yahoo/hotmail restricted as it they are on the iphone?

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Aug 21, 2010

I was playing music then I went to the home screen then it stopped is there a way to multitasking when playing music?

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Nov 6, 2010

Anyone else experiencing horrible lag when trying to use Pandora and multitasking?

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Android :: Sucks At Multitasking - Laggy ?

Dec 3, 2009

I seem to be realizing more and more every day that android actually really sucks at multitasking. What is up with that? The pre makes me rather jealous in that respect. Sure, it's usually not that big of a deal but it just should be better. It seems like all the apps I don't want to keep running do, and the ones that I do, don't. Any game will keep running after I'm done with it(and cannot be closed without the use of a 3rd party task killer - that's just pitiful) but if I want to look something up while I'm writing an email or a text message I have to save it as a draft. That just doesn't make any sense. The least google can do is include a task manager. If I didn't have advanced task manager, my phone would be laggy as hell because about half of my apps start when I start up my phone for no apparent reason and keep running. I can use advanced task manager and that's all well and good but I shouldn't HAVE to. Personally, this seems like a fairly big flaw to me. I love android and I'm sure I'll stick with it but I'd really really like to seem something similar to the "cards" idea with the pre. I love to make fun of the iPhone for not being able to multitask but that's almost hard to do with the state android is in right now.

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Jun 17, 2010

With out Android app killer how do I know what apps may be running in the background ?

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General :: Multitasking Button Remap (HOX And GS3)

Jun 17, 2012

For those making roms for the HTC One series, could you re-re-map the hardware buttons so that the recent apps button pulls up the recent apps (normal ics behavior), and then a long press on the recent apps button maps to the menu button?

My reasoning, is eventually, the "menu" button is something that will get obsoleted, so mapping it as a secondary action (i.e. long press) is a better approach than the current mapping on some of the Roms out there (like cm9). Personally, I'm not a fan of long-presses, so I prefer it for functions I hardly use (like menu).

As for the Gs3, I recommend mapping the 'menu' button to the 'recent apps', and a long press to the menu function (instead of long pressing the home button for recent apps). Again, my reasoning is, when the menu button, eventually gets obsoleted, it becomes pointless having the physical menu button do nothing.

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Sep 4, 2013

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HTC Hero :: Multitasking / Appalling Signal Strength

Nov 24, 2009

I am not denying the Hero is a good phone, but I really am fed up of the lag and glitches I encounter in everyday use. Yes, before I am jumped on, I have taskkiller and yes I do make sure everything is closed that I am not using, but there's no denying the phone does lag a bit even when not multitasking. It's by no means bad lag, just irritating and I have put up with it for months and I am getting tired of it. Also, the camera is practically rendered useless seeing as I don't carry a tripod round with me because it seems that's what this phone needs to take a decent, shake free shot. And no it's not my lacking camera skills, I have an A-level in photography.

Another thing is the appalling signal strength due to the aerial being in the chin section of the phone, this angers me so damn much - who the HELL makes a phone you can't hold normally because you cannot get any signal when you do so, I literally have to hold the phone on the edges or the top just for the signal to come back, wtf!? This also makes phone calls damn difficult because I often accidentally put my hand over the precious aerial whilst talking. Lastly to round it off is the app market. Yeah there are a load of decent apps, but the marketplace itself looks like a 3rd party application, the organisation is rubbish! Whilst I like the whole open source scene, I believe there should be moderation to stop all the crap that force closes automatically getting onto the market.

I don't want to get attacked now as I do like my Hero, it's just these niggles have slowly worn me down, and I am pretty fed up of it now - it takes the pleasure of using the phone away. I still believe Android has a long way to go yet, it's just lucky it will be used on so many phones in the near-future. I can see it going in a Windows direction though, so much hardware and one OS = so much that can go wrong with compatibilities, hardware etc. Not really sure whether to keep the phone now or not.

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Motorola Droid :: IPhone OS 4 Will Include Multitasking

Apr 8, 2010

Does that change how you view the iPhone in comparison to the Droid or Android in general?

Personally, I still prefer Android OS over iPhone OS because of open development and customizeability (sp?). Even though some people say the iPhone UI is super-smooth, I honestly don't see much of a difference between my phone's resposiveness and my friend's iPhone (but, maybe that's just my Droid). And looking at page after page after page of icons is just super lame to me. And the ONE advantage that iPhone has over Android (apps and games) won't be an advantage for long because:

A) Android is RAPIDLY catching up to iPhone in terms of sheer number of apps.

B) Android has more free apps (by far) than any other mobile OS (something like 58% I believe)

C) Android allows apps from "unknown sources", which is huge in my opinion.

With all of that in mind, I can't think of anything major that the iPhone has over Android. Granted, the iPhone is an awesome device and was a very innovative product but it's definitely not for me. Some would argue that the iPhone is better because it has iTunes and iPod integrated seamlessly but is that really a big deal? Just as long as Android is MP3 capable and has awesome 3rd party apps like "3" or bTunes (I think that's the name of it), who cares about having a fully integrated iPod?

Apple iPhone to soon get long-sought multitasking - Yahoo! News

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Android :: Multitasking / Task Killing Apps

Feb 17, 2010

I am considering getting a Motorola Milestone, which should ship with Android 2.something.I have a Nokia, and I really like the multitasking of the Symbian environment. How is it going to be different with Android? Is it a true multitasking os like Symbian or is it not, like the iphone? How do I switch from one application to another? Is there a button which shows all running apps? I read comments that, on some phones, switching from the web browser to another app and then back to the browser causes the page to reload from scratch. Is this still true or was it a limitation of older versions? Is there a task killer? I read very contradicting opinions on this, but I must say I do not understand why I should leave open an app I don't need, and how much an app left open uses system resources (battery life and RAM): I would have thought that its impact on system performance might have been minimal, but still > 0, right? Then why not close it altogether? Or am I missing something here?

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Apr 8, 2010

Partial multitasking and folders. Wow, so ground breaking.

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HTC EVO 4G : Android Multitasking / Related To Task Killers

Jun 28, 2010

I just read this article:

Android Developers Blog: Multitasking the Android Way

and it talks about how Android itself handles multitasking. The problem I'm running into is this: I stopped using Advanced Task Killer because people are saying that it's not healthy for your device, which makes sense to me as it seems like you're using CTRL ALT DELETE to close a program every time, and that just doesn't seem like a good idea.I understand that this isn't windows and it works completely different, but I still stopped using it because it seemed a bit harsh.After reading the above article I realize that this is how Android itself closes apps, by "brutally killing them" as the article says.If this is how Android itself closes apps when it needs more memory, why are task killers not a good idea?
If somebody could dumb it down for me so I can understand I'd appreciate it, as I'm a total Android n00b.

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Sprint HTC : Hero Supposed To Be A Multitasking Device?

Nov 11, 2009

Just wanted to make sure that the Hero is supposed to be a multitasking device? Because every time I try to multitasking, my phone freaks out.

For example, as I was typing this (i am typing this post on my Hero), my green LED started flashing because I got an email. So I pressed home so I could check my email (no notification drag down in browser) and phone started to just get jittery, get stuck, and just freak out and lag. All the meanwhile, the music I was listening to started to skip and stutter like crazy. That was just a simple multitasking task that went haywire (sp?) and it isn't the only time that its happened.

Like I would be browsing the Market and get a text (which lagged in that the notification ring sounds a couple of seconds after the phone vibrates) and I press home to check my sms (via chompsms because of the sms bug) and once again, my phone freaks out (not as badly as how I mentioned before, but still annoying.

Overall, I just don't think the Hero is doing a very good job at multitasking (my Hero at least). But i thought the Hero was supppsed to be a multitasking phone, no? What's the dealio?

PS: This took me FOREVER to type on the Hero because of its crazy keyboard lag when using it in the browser (even with haptic feedback off)

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May 11, 2010

can the x10 do multitasking and, if so, how good is it at it?

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May 18, 2012

So instead of pushing the multitasking button, I want to be able to scroll to one of my 5 "homescreens" and have one of them set as the multitasking view.

Ideally I would only like 2 homescreens, one with my apps and widgets, the other being the multitasking screen. Anyway to create this?

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Sprint HTC Hero :: Multitasking Isnt Working Properly

Mar 13, 2010

We all know that if you hold the Home button it gives us a pop up of recently used applications that run in the background for a certain amount of time. But when I do this, then I press home to get back to the home screen, I get that annoying pop up asking me if I want to use Home or HTC Sense UI. So I checkmark the box to set HTC Sense UI to default and when I press home any other time, it goes to the home screen... But when I use that multitasking feature, it shows that damn screen again...

Is this because of Fresh 1.1? Or is there a way I can get rid of this?

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