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How do I close explorer on 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gurba, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Gurba

    Gurba Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Since updating to 2.1 I can't find out how to easily close explorer. Now I have to go back all the pages until it closes when I get to the first page. Anyone?

  2. rogem_kk

    rogem_kk Member

    You mean the web browser I hope.

    You don't exit/close, the OS just puts it to sleep and will release the resources if needed so don't worry about it.
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  3. Mozzer x10

    Mozzer x10 Newbie

    Yeh odd they took away the Exit option??
    Are you saying then that if your browsing something that updates say every 60 sec like football scores or something and you "middle button" out of it, it wont still chew data in the background updating?

    With Orange's "over generous" 500 mg data plan personally i like to know ive exited out of the browser totally.
  4. clockwork58

    clockwork58 Android Enthusiast

    Maybe switch to a browser that allows closing.
    There are some good alternatives out there.
    or download a Task Killer, just to autokill the browser when u want to.
  5. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    I found out that they indeed took away the "exit" option on the browser.

    So the "easy" way to exit is push the menu button and select "windows" and press the "x" on the right of the pages you want to exit, then if you close the last page, it will reload your homepage. just push the home button to exit
  6. T0rched

    T0rched Newbie

    I just downloaded the free Dolphin Browser from the market... It's fast, love the "gesture" feature, free, and there IS an EXIT button... Keeps me at peace in mind.
  7. Gurba

    Gurba Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everybody. :)
  8. rich00cap

    rich00cap Lurker

    Don't get you. When I finish browsing I want to exit back to the home screen but I can't, not without hitting the back button repeatedly which is annoying. Do you have to wait for it to close itself after a few minutes? Hit the standby button on the top? How do I exit back to the Home screen immediately after I've finished browsing like we used to be able to?
    Have to say after one day of Android 2.1 I want the old system back, this new one is awful. Very disappointing.
  9. Dunc-x10

    Dunc-x10 Member

    Try the middle button ;)
  10. Christof60

    Christof60 Lurker

    Since I have Wi-Fi nearly all the time, I only purchased 200 mb data plan and when my bill was wrong I called at&t and was told that if I left browser open when not near wifi, 3g would take over and an "idle" browser continues to actively send/receive data, thus the overcharged bill.
    I use ATK, but they should have left the "exit" button alone on 2.1
  11. mr_esmit

    mr_esmit Member

    Before your homepage loads you can hit the menu button and then stop. Just in case some stuff reloads...

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