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Old March 11th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a galaxy s2. i have the built in program monitor widget running. What do each of the colour indicators mean?

ie. sometimes it will change to green and list an app using battery and sometimes red while saying the same thing. Most of the time its orange though

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I think it's green when the apps opened aren't using any processing power at all.

Yellow when they're using a little, orange when they're using a little more and red when the apps are consuming a lot of processing.
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Thank you! I kind of assumed but no where were answers on the internet
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I think it's green when the apps opened aren't using any processing power at all.

Yellow when they're using a little, orange when they're using a little more and red when the apps are consuming a lot of processing.
Is it only the bar changes colour? The number on the widget is constantly staying orange. Also when it comes up say red telling me "Program(facebook....) battery running used apps" does that mean I should close it? because I have had that exact message come up in both green and red, but never in yellow.
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Is it only the bar changes colour? The number on the widget is constantly staying orange. Also when it comes up say red telling me "Program(facebook....) battery running used apps" does that mean I should close it? because I have had that exact message come up in both green and red, but never in yellow.
The number indicates how many apps are running at any given time.

Red apps are the ones using most processor, but unless it's a game or something heavy, they shouldn't be red all the time, at least while in background.
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The number indicates how many apps are running at any given time.

Red apps are the ones using most processor, but unless it's a game or something heavy, they shouldn't be red all the time, at least while in background.
I guess i should clarify. They arent always red or green per say. i'm just asking what the colour indicates. also the bar is always green, yellow and red until the message comes up in which case it switches. Is the green just giving props to an app not using much power or something? Lol
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Let's say there are 3 apps running;

Music
Facebook
Opera browser

If all of them are "frozen", and consuming 0% CPU, the bar will be green.

If Facebook is using 10% of CPU, the bar will become yellow

If Facebook uses > 15% CPU, the bar will be red.

(i don't know exactly what the threshold numbers are, those were a guess)
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Let's say there are 3 apps running;

Music
Facebook
Opera browser

If all of them are "frozen", and consuming 0% CPU, the bar will be green.

If Facebook is using 10% of CPU, the bar will become yellow

If Facebook uses > 15% CPU, the bar will be red.

(i don't know exactly what the threshold numbers are, those were a guess)
Ok thank you. You've been very helpful. however my bar is normally a mixture of the 3 colours. Or is that just the yellow you're referring to?
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Ok thank you. You've been very helpful. however my bar is normally a mixture of the 3 colours. Or is that just the yellow you're referring to?
Yes, there is a degradé effect.

But if one of your apps is misbehaving (using too much CPU), it will be red, no matter how many apps are running and using 0%.
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