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Native "view all apps running in the background" option on Android 2.1?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dvdqnoc, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. dvdqnoc

    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member
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    For those of you running the leaked 2.1 for the Sprint Hero, can you tell me if there is a native task manager type of option that allows you to see all the background apps that are running?

    If there is such a thing, how do you access it? Does it allow you to switch between running apps? Does it allow you to kill the app (like a task killer would)?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. 702DROID

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    menu>applications>running services
     
  3. dvdqnoc

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    Can this do the things I mentioned above? Is there anyway someone could provide me with some screenshots of this function? I would appreciate it a lot
     
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    Hmm very interesting! Now, if only there was a way to access that easily from any stage of the phone (i.e. double clicking the home button), I think it would make the usability of the phone much much better...
     
  6. UTnick

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    haha. there is. just go ahead and root and flash your phone so you too can have the goodies.

    you can add a shortcut to "running services"
     
  7. UTnick

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    hey, i use the curvefish battery widget too. it's the shizzle.
     
  8. dvdqnoc

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    I was thinking it, but decided to just wait till the official release comes out.

    So you're saying I can add a shortcut to the "running services" on my homescreen? That's nice, but is there any way to access it if I am not on a home screen (say, in another app) by using any of the hardware keys?
     
  9. UTnick

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    hmmm, not that i know of. i wonder if we can bind keys to do something like that.
     
  10. Taterus Maximus

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    If you're on another screen you can pinch zoom and jump to the screen you want to go to
    [​IMG]
     
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