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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gdeez, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. gdeez

    gdeez Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just switched to the htc evo and I can't figure out how to close apps except for hitting the back button a hundred times...there's gotta be a better any answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks..
     

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  2. Merlin1

    Merlin1 Member

    Pressing back is the most common way that i know of. Some apps and games will have a quit at the main menu or if you press the menu button while in the app. Android also automatically closses tasks.
     
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  3. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Some apps have an exit, if you hit menu you'll see it.

    I have yet to run into an app that actually closes just by hitting the back button.
    Android OS will manage your running apps, so even if you go into manage applications and force close them, the OS will start others.
     
  4. gdeez

    gdeez Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I didn't know android automatically closed apps thats pretty cool....my main problem is when I'm on the internet for a while I have to hit the back button a hundred times just to get back to the home page and it gets kind of annoying...thanks for the reply
     
  5. Merlin1

    Merlin1 Member

    If you press the menu button while in the browser there should be a windwos button. Tap and there should be options to close tabs and a new page button wich will take you to your home page.
     
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  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    It doesn't necessarily close the apps, but it will save them in state until they are used again or the memory needs to be freed for other apps. In any case Android manages that without user intervention. Any attempt to manage the processes yourself either manually or with app killers is generally a bad idea and will most likely make your phone less efficient if not buggy as hell.

    As for the browser, if you wan't a quick way back, press settings>windows and close all of the windows. It will take you back to your home page.
     
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  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Or use a better browser with an actual exit button.
     
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Or just stay off that internet thingy altogether. Heck, everyone knows it's only for porn, scams and pedophiles. :rolleyes:
     
  9. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Porn on the internet?
    You almost had me, I know that isn't true.
     
  10. Merlin1

    Merlin1 Member

    Most browsers i have used dont have a exit button in the menu. You hold back then a option comes up to clear history and cache then exit. The stock browser is not to bad just for surfing and speed but there are browsers out there with more customization and options.
     
  11. gdeez

    gdeez Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the help! I was looking at a task killer but it had mixed reviews so I dont think I'm gonna download it...what web browser do u guys recommend?
     
  12. Mizuno

    Mizuno Newbie

    Which ones?? I hate the current browser. Dont like Opera either, so Im open for good suggestions for a browser.
     
  13. gdeez

    gdeez Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I had opera mini on my blackberry and I hated it
     
  14. Merlin1

    Merlin1 Member

    Dolphin HD and Dolphin lite are popular ones. Xscope has a trial version and is a pretty good one. Skyfire can play some flash videos but it reformats them. There are also some others but those are the ones i have used
     
  15. gdeez

    gdeez Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks merlin what browser are u currently running?
     
  16. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    skyfire

    and actually...yes, most apps are designed to "exit" or end when pressing the back button all the way out of the app. there are a few that do not, but the majority of them do.

    pressing the home button usually results in the app continuing to run until you come back to it or until the system kills it.

    apps that are really designed well have a menu option for ext just as some have said.

    some apps I leave running, others I back out of.

    I tend to use the home button pretty frequently to go back and forth between apps that I have left open, or to others that I had recently used.
     
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  17. Evil.Bonsai

    Evil.Bonsai Android Enthusiast

    two out of three ain't bad! ;)
     
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