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Is there any way to let the Facebook app run only when I want to use it and really close it when i don't need it?

I've already disabled it with autostarts, moved to sd, yet it is still running 24/7.

I don't want to appear on the Facebook chat, also don't want to waste 30mb of ram, and of course there are no FB widgets on the home screen

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See also android.stackexchange.com/questions/9181/… which looks to be a similar question, but more focussed on the chat. –  GAThrawn Sep 21 '11 at 9:41
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I suppose this is the one time when it would be okay to run a task-killer. I suspect it'd by like playing Whack-A-Mole, though, with the app constantly re-starting. –  Al E. Sep 21 '11 at 12:50
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Did you turn off syncing for that account? –  Al E. Sep 21 '11 at 15:18
    
Related: android.stackexchange.com/questions/9181/… –  Al E. Sep 21 '11 at 15:18
    
You do know that you can log out from the chat? Open the Facebook app, press Chat and then the menu button and "Go Offline" –  Demizey Sep 23 '11 at 19:27
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You could always install Titanium Backup (a GREAT app to have) or App Manager (was just released today by JRummy) and "Freeze"/"Unfreeze" the app when you want it to run or not run. This is a very quick/simple/painless operation and there's absolutely no chance for it to run (taking up resources or draining battery) while it's "Frozen" - it just takes up a bit of storage space is all.

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I'll try that App Manager. If only they didn't translate from english using google translator... (i don't understand why developers are translating apps with google translator instead asking actual users to do that) –  Magnetic_dud Sep 26 '11 at 9:25
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As the person before me said, a good way to do it would be to install TitaniumBackup pro (it's a really great app, can't recommend it enough, and the market commenters seem to agree) and set up a label called facebook which only contains the face book app. Then, create 2 widgets (one that freezes on one that defrosts facebook). It's a bit clunky and takes up 2 home screen cells but it's guaranteed to work :)

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you can disable notifications all together and check facebook when you want to check it.

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Doescthat actually prevent it from running? –  Matthew Read Sep 7 '12 at 13:20
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