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Way to get a "recent apps" button back for easy quitting of apps running in background?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lovemuffin, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Newbie
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    I just got the Virgin Mobile Supreme (also known as ZTE Supreme) and this phone has Android 4.1.2. The phone has only three hardware buttons: Back, Home and Options. My last phone had 4.0.4 and had four hardware buttons: Back, Home, Recent Apps, and Options. I am missing that button to view (and quit) recent apps.

    Is there a way on this new phone to quickly access the apps running in the background so I can swipe them away and close them? My new phone does have something called Mi-POP, which has those four buttons float on the screen for me and I can access the running apps thing. But I would like a dedicated button to do this, maybe something I can put in the dock at the bottom of the screen where the dailer and apps menu button is. Mi-POP gets in the way. Any recommendations?

    Old phone:


    I am missing that third hardware button!

    New phone:


    Mi-POP, which kind of gets in the way and I can't leave it on all the time:


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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Have you tried touching and holding the "Home" key?
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  4. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    What he said.

    From the manual:
  5. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow, that is simple -- thank you!!

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