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running aps.
ctj491
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I always find that i have aps running all the time. I close them with the task killer but 2 minutes later their running again. How do i stop these from running on my phone all the time?

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bkfist
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Those apps are core applications, required by the phone for proper functioning.  By using a task killer to stop these apps, you run the risk of missing calls, texts, emails, other assorted messages, and will actually contribute to sluggish behavior of your phone by making the operating system have to constantly restart these applications.

 

If it is some app that you have downloaded that is always restarting, uninstall the app, or contact the author of the app. (I always hated it when "Shop Savy" kept restarting, I uninstalled it long ago.)

 

The underlying operating system on your phone is Linux, and many programs will have library dependencies (Think of .dll files in windows) that while showing up as a "running task" in a task manager, may simply be a "stub" inserted into memory to let dependent applications know that it's "available when needed".  Your phone is multi-tasking, from the very core of it's OS, all the way up to the user interface.  There would be something seriously wrong if you didn't see several apps/processes running in the background... In that case you might want to flip your phone over and see if there is a little picture of an apple on the back. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Unlinke the "Dont ever use a task killer" crowd that you might hear from, they CAN be useful at times, especially for stopping services/program that you KNOW what you are doing with - Say killing the browser off instad of going "back" 30 or 40 pages, or killingo ff pandora when it starts becoming unresponsive, but don't kll off something just because you don't know what it does, or just because it shows up.

 

Linux handles memory and running processes quite well.

 

If your phone gets slulggish at times, i suggest downloading "Spare Parts" and take a look at what apps are actually using the most CPU time over the period of a few hours.

 

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ctj491
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thanks for the advise

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supitsmike
Sr. Member

bkfist wrote:

Those apps are core applications, required by the phone for proper functioning.  By using a task killer to stop these apps, you run the risk of missing calls, texts, emails, other assorted messages, and will actually contribute to sluggish behavior of your phone by making the operating system have to constantly restart these applications.

 

If it is some app that you have downloaded that is always restarting, uninstall the app, or contact the author of the app. (I always hated it when "Shop Savy" kept restarting, I uninstalled it long ago.)

 

The underlying operating system on your phone is Linux, and many programs will have library dependencies (Think of .dll files in windows) that while showing up as a "running task" in a task manager, may simply be a "stub" inserted into memory to let dependent applications know that it's "available when needed".  Your phone is multi-tasking, from the very core of it's OS, all the way up to the user interface.  There would be something seriously wrong if you didn't see several apps/processes running in the background... In that case you might want to flip your phone over and see if there is a little picture of an apple on the back. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Unlinke the "Dont ever use a task killer" crowd that you might hear from, they CAN be useful at times, especially for stopping services/program that you KNOW what you are doing with - Say killing the browser off instad of going "back" 30 or 40 pages, or killingo ff pandora when it starts becoming unresponsive, but don't kll off something just because you don't know what it does, or just because it shows up.

 

Linux handles memory and running processes quite well.

 

If your phone gets slulggish at times, i suggest downloading "Spare Parts" and take a look at what apps are actually using the most CPU time over the period of a few hours.

 


Well said, BK. Though doesn't Menu>Settings>About Phone>Battery Use do the same thing as spare parts, or no?

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Re: running aps.
fezzik
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No Spare parts gives more information and it gives options that you can't get just from the settings menu. 

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cstrait001
Sr. Member

So what is the correct way to close an app on the Droid Eris phone if you don't have TasKiller?

 

On the Blackberry, I'm used to closing apps by either pressing the Clear key or "Close" when pressing the Blackberry Menu button.

 

I've noticed that not all apps on the Droid have a close/exit option when pressing Menu. I've been pressing the clear key to exit out to the Home Screen. Yet many of apps are still running in the background unless I use TasKiller. Is this by design or am I missing something? Thanks.

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supitsmike
Sr. Member

cstrait001 wrote:

So what is the correct way to close an app on the Droid Eris phone if you don't have TasKiller?

 

On the Blackberry, I'm used to closing apps by either pressing the Clear key or "Close" when pressing the Blackberry Menu button.

 

I've noticed that not all apps on the Droid have a close/exit option when pressing Menu. I've been pressing the clear key to exit out to the Home Screen. Yet many of apps are still running in the background unless I use TasKiller. Is this by design or am I missing something? Thanks.


 

You wouldn't be able to without a Task Killer on anything 1.6 and below. It's just the way that the OS operates. If you would want to stop apps you would need a task killer such as Taskiller or Advanced Task Manager.

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