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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by marden, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. marden

    marden Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    is there a way to shut down an app an easier way than pressing the back button several times until you getout of the app? i know the homebutton will get me to desktop, but its still running in the background then

  2. weaselaow

    weaselaow Member

    Some appkiller or task manager
    BUt u not need that for andorid, they close when they need
    U need manule close in 1% case
  3. Rootmepls

    Rootmepls Android Enthusiast

    Home leaves it running in bg and the back button to the right of it is the default off. Just hit back till you are on the home screen again it will be off in most cases.
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    That depends on the app. If the app is truly running in the background -- most likely because it is set to either poll or update data automatically, then it will simply restart if you close it. Otherwise, it's not really running (using CPU cycles) and is just saved in state until a.) you relaunch the app or b.) you launch enough other apps or services that the particular memory location is needed and the Android OS dumps it to make room.

    In either case, no user intervention is warranted.

    FYI, using a task killer is a bad idea.
  5. Rootmepls

    Rootmepls Android Enthusiast

    I know I have a battery monitor that I have to kill with task manager for one.
  6. lfnaves

    lfnaves Lurker

    Well shortcut isn't bit you can hold home and it will display the curently runing programs if you select one you can fast switch to that app
    If you drag it to the right it will close it

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