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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kilgetty, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
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    When you have finished with a programme in Windows you click the red X in the top right hand corner to stop it, how do you stop an app running on a Nexus 7.

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  2. mtiberio

    mtiberio Newbie

    if you really must override the built in resource manager, download "process manager", or learn to use a terminal and "ps" or "top" and learn to kill a process from the commandline.
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  3. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Below is probably one of the best explanations about running apps and cached apps that you'll find online. ;)

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  4. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast

    I'm a long time Windows users (actually a Windows developer) and I remember wondering about this when I first started using Android. The answer is that on Android (and Linux generally) a process is a much lighter object than on Windows so there is no need to close apps when you're finished with them. Just leave them running in the background. Android itself will close them if system resources get low.

    It's a bit of a culture shock for Windows users, but Android/Linux is designed to work this way. You have to just relax and let Android get on with it.
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  5. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
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    I would like to thank you all for your replies, you have put my mind at rest. I will do as "jhsrennie" suggests and let Android get on with it.
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  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    That's a tough concept for us windows folks to get our head around, but is truly the best way to deal with it.:)
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The Nexus 7 (2013) release date was July 2013. Features and Specs include a 7.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3950mAh battery.

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