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    apps staying open

    i cant seam to figure how to close a program ther is no close tab in the upper right. when you click on the paper icon on lower left of tablet 3rd icon over it shows all your apps open. help please
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    Try downloading advanced task killer. It allows you to kill any and all background tasks. A must on android!

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    Quote Originally Posted by revco View Post
    Try downloading advanced task killer. It allows you to kill any and all background tasks. A must on android!

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    Nooooo. Only kill apps that are acting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteroidalFish2 View Post
    Nooooo. Only kill apps that are acting up.

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    Of course there's some apps you don't want to kill. But why not kill anything you aren't using? At least if it doesn't end on its own? Curious your opinion there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revco View Post
    Of course there's some apps you don't want to kill. But why not kill anything you aren't using? At least if it doesn't end on its own? Curious your opinion there.

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    Well, Android is built to kill apps when I it's running low on memory. Keeping apps in memory isn't putting any drain on the battery, so there's no real reason to kill them. Actually, killing some apps wastes more battery, because some apps restart on there own.

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    Interesting. I have observed the restarts and I'll usually exclude those. I'd like to find a good monitoring app that will look for battery drain and auto kill or.notify me. I've read about a couple but haven't looked. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revco View Post
    Interesting. I have observed the restarts and I'll usually exclude those. I'd like to find a good monitoring app that will look for battery drain and auto kill or.notify me. I've read about a couple but haven't looked. Any suggestions?

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    I personally don't use them, so I can't say from experience, but I've heard Juice Defender is pretty good at that sort of thing. I personally just monitor the services, because those are usually what kill you.

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    The newer Android OS's are always opening apps in the background (and monitoring CPU usage and will automatically shut them down when needed). Some because they are OS/IO related, some because the app itself thinks its important and some because the OS appears to track apps that you use alot. You can spend all day killing apps in the background. The are "prepped" for immediate use this way. Killing the background app will only make room of for the OS to open the same app or another one. Background app monitors/killers just use CPU and battery juice and serve no real purpose on the latest versions of Android.

    However, most apps in the foreground do not close if you launch another while it is active. In this case you may want to kill running foreground apps. Some apps are a pita to close if you are too deep into the app (they offer no way to 'exit') and I find it easier to just launch another app and use a Task Killer app to close it.

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    Someone posted a link here to an Android video, but it is as SteroidalFish2 says....the idea is, leave them running. Let Android do it's thing, unless you have reason to (hung app, app not working correctly, etc).

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