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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Grrrrrrrrr, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Grrrrrrrrr

    Grrrrrrrrr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I recently purchased a Shield Tablet. This is my first time using a "Mobile OS".

    There is one thing about the OS (android 6.o) I find extremely irritating.

    I have to wait for the damn X (close window) button to fade in. Someone had to include extra code to hide the button that uses cpu cycles to make it wait x seconds before fading into view.

    Is there a way to change this behavior?

    PS I have no problems with hacking into the OS and editing hidden system files if that's what is required.


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #7 by Brian706, Feb 3, 2016 (1 points)

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  3. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    What browser are you using? The stock browser?
    I was assuming you speak of the internet on your tablet :)
  4. Grrrrrrrrr

    Grrrrrrrrr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No, I am talking about every single window.

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  5. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    For a simple work around, try just editing your animation settings in developer options. Marshmallow is very animation heavy and while it's pretty, I found it to be a bit too delayed for my taste on my Nexus 6 so I shortened all of the animations to .5x and it feels snappier.

    To enable developer options go to settings > about tablet tap on build number 7 times and it will enable developer options in your settings menu.

    Then go into settings > developer options and scroll down into the drawing section and try reducing the animation scales.
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  6. Grrrrrrrrr

    Grrrrrrrrr Newbie
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    I turned off "Window Animation Scale", "Transition Animation Scale", and "Animator Transition Scale" and the windows display instantly, this I like but, the X still takes 2 seconds to appear, and it fades in when it does so.
  7. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    I think that's just how the recent tab works. Not sure if there is a way to change it.
  8. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    Oh, I see what you are saying now. Mine does that too, I've never noticed as I don't use the X's. Did you know you can also swipe away recent apps? It will allow you to swipe away even before the X shows up.
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  9. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    On all of my Android phones, I just simply turn OFF anything having to do with Animations or Gestures...

    I want FAST and simple.... and NO Surprises and doing something I did not initiate with a finger press.
  10. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    Just tried the swipe, learn something new here every day.
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  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Meh, not that swiping away the recent app makes any difference anyway. It's just a history of apps, not a list of apps currently running.
  12. Grrrrrrrrr

    Grrrrrrrrr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    As my 2 year old would say "OWSOOM!" No I didn't know that, thanks.

    @Jfalls Like the AV, I use that one sometimes myself ;)
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