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  1. MoodyBlues

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    On my new phone, a Moto Z² Force Edition running Oreo, apps disappear from the 'recent' list BUT they're not actually closing...they're in limbo somewhere!

    Say that I'm using the NextDoor app, and I leave it on a particular post. Some time later, after using other apps, I scroll the recent list but NextDoor is not there. I have no choice but to launch it from the app drawer; when it opens it's right where I left it, instead of going to the log in screen as would happen if it had actually closed and then restarted.

    On my previous phone, apps stayed in the recent list until I closed them; that's what I want on my new phone. I'm halfway there because they're not closing...but they're not conveniently accessible either. What setting(s) am I missing?
     

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    Maybe your launcher limits the number of apps present in the list? I don't have this issue with my Oppo running Oreo but I remember my old LG G4, I have to "pin" an app to let it in the recent apps list, if I don't pin it the app will be removed.
     
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    That was an old and useful trick to cope with phones not having a generous amount of RAM.
     
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    No, not that I'm seeing. As I wrote in another thread, I'm using the same launcher, ADW Launcher EX, that I've used for years. I've checked its settings against my previous phone's and they're all the same.

    How would I 'pin' an app as you've mentioned?
     
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    LG specially create a "pin" feature for it's stock launcher. A pinned app will remain until you remove it.
     
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    I don't have that...but I wish I did.
     
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    Swipe left to right on the fingerprint sensor to view recent apps?
     
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    Hmmm...that does nothing for me...
     
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