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Task List? Task Killer?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by James Bell, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. James Bell

    James Bell Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to get the N1 to show a list of running tasks? And possibly kill or switch to some of them? Typically this is a long press on some button but I have not found it.

    If Google skipped having this, does anyone have a favorite small task program from the Market?
     


  2. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    TasKiller.

    Auto-kill all on screen off w/exception list. Kill all with single click w/exception list.

    TasKiller free (w/ads)
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    TasKiller Full (0.7 euro)
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  3. LansdowneMike

    LansdowneMike Member

    How does this compare to EStrong Task killer (if you've tried both)?
     
  4. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    I did not use EStrong much, but it requires selecting tasks before killing. I don't remember if it has kill all button like TasKiller. Just try both and see for yourself.
     
  5. illutionz

    illutionz Well-Known Member

    I used advanced task manager paid version and it works great :)
     
  6. shaun76

    shaun76 Lurker

    Glad this came up. I'm new to Android....can someone explain Task Killing to me? I remember dealing with this on WinMo phones years ago, but I installed Advanced Killer (?) and when I open it, it shows tons of apps running that I never opened.

    What happens when I kill them? What are some of the ones that should be ignored? I currently have the IM client and Music ignored, but not sure what else should be left alone.
     
  7. illutionz

    illutionz Well-Known Member

    These are the applications I put on the exclude list
    Google Partner Setup
    Messaging
    Voice Search
    Email
    Bluetooth Share
    Google Pinyin
    Music
    Voice DIaler
    Clock
    Sync feeds
    Gmail
    Launcher

    Obviously your mileage may vary depending on what apps you installed
     
  8. shaun76

    shaun76 Lurker

    GREAT! This sort of goes along with my question. You exclude gmail...but why? So far, I've noticed that when I kill gmail, I still get notifications. What exactly is going on when I kill an app like gmail or Voice Search? Why should they be excluded?
     
  9. illutionz

    illutionz Well-Known Member

    I also excluded Google talk btw sorry didn't notice that.

    Now, I never really tried to kill gmail app but im sure for those app that requires notification, they have services running in the background to do the notification. I exclude Gmail because sometimes I'm in the middle of reading email and going back to home. IIRC if you close it, it won't save your state which means I have to go from the beginning again but I might be wrong. I am just carrying over my settings from HTC Hero to my N1 :p
     

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