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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jy020, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. jy020

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    Hello!

    I have a Samsung Captivate Glide (AT&T). I've been shifting through menus and web searches and cannot seem to find a solution. I have 2 questions:

    I have a battery indicator and GoKeyboard app that I would like to keep running 24/7, but they are automatically killed when I hit , "exit all" in the default task manager (under active applications).
    - Is there anyway to keep these apps permanently running? I've checked application settings and can't find any solution.

    My 2nd question is - is there anyway for apps to shut down automatically on close (when wanting to return to the home screen)? I sometimes check apps (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.), for only a few seconds, hit the home button, and then move onto others. When I check the task manager - all of the apps are still running in the background, which I don't want. It gets to be a hassle to have to return to the task manager to end every app I open.

    If anyone has a solution to this - it would be extremely helpful!

    Thanks!
     

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    Get rid of the Task Manager and let Android control what is going on as it is designed to do.
     
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    If I were to uninstall the default task manager - would my apps still continue to run after I hit home (to exit them)? I basica

    I see how this would solve the problem of keeping the apps I would* like to continue running (battery indicator, keyboard), going.
     
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    You do not really need to be concerned about applications running. Android is designed to take care of this.

    Application Fundamentals | Android Developers

    "By default, every application runs in its own Linux process. Android starts the process when any of the application's components need to be executed, then shuts down the process when it's no longer needed or when the system must recover memory for other applications."

    Open applications are not literally running.
     

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