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  1. laludj

    laludj New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have an HTC Eris. When i click the home key, does it actually CLOSE the app or just throw it into the background. If it does not close the app,m how do I close it. Also, when i am in the today screen, and hold the home key, a box then pops up with a grid of apps, are those apps currently open or recently used?
     

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  2. jhut

    jhut Active Member

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    Holding the home key shows the recently used apps. I'm not sure if most apps shut off when you just hit the home screen or not. I've been using TasKiller to close everything.
     
  3. slarti

    slarti Well-Known Member

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    Get taskiller it's an essential, it shows what's running and the widget lets you have a one touch button that closes all the crap running in the background when your device slows down.
     
  4. galt

    galt Well-Known Member

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    BACKUP to close an app. clicking on home leaves it running with a new home page for you to do something else. Remember that this is not an iPhone with a sngle-tasking OS, so programs just keep getting shoved on the stack. If you always backup and never use the home key, you should never have need for taskkiller (but you will need it anyway, due to sloppy programmers).
     
  5. DigitalRapture

    DigitalRapture Active Member

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    Clicking back in the browser 40 times sucks.
     
  6. ldougherty

    ldougherty Well-Known Member

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    task killer confuses me though; I run task killer than hold the home key and there are still a few apps that don't seem to go away.
     
  7. slarti

    slarti Well-Known Member

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    holding the home key displays the 6 most recently used apps, it DOES NOT show the programs currently running. You need some sort of task manager to display programs that are currently running
     
  8. imustbethedevil

    imustbethedevil Member

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    They saw in their FAQ that the some apps are constantly updating. So even though you kill them, they will automatically come back. Taskiller is more for second and third party apps that you want to close out of.
     

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