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How to exclude camera from recent App list? (long-press Home Key in Galaxy S 2)

I don't want it to appear in the Recent app list since it has traces/image of last captured image.

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You can remove it from the list by just swiping it off. I don't know how to permanently remove it from the list, though.

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Judging from the fact that you are seeing previews of recent apps, I'm assuming your SGS2 is running Android 4.0 (or ablove). I don't believe you can exclude apps from "recent" list out of the box.

This might be one of the few legitimate uses for the Task Killer kinds of apps. Basically if you set the task killer to always terminate the "Camera" or "Gallery" apps, they should stop appearing in Android's recent apps list.*

*[Correction]: The above statement turned out to be incorrect on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Task-ending an app does not remove it from the "Recent" list.

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Are you sure about that? I always thought the "recent" refers to "recently used" -- not to "currently running in background". As far as I remember it also held apps which were for sure cleared away by the OOM Killer. Or does that depend on the Android version? –  Izzy Aug 20 '12 at 17:57
@Izzy Not 100% sure, but I will try to test this out on my Galaxy Nexus running 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Will update my answer with results. –  Chahk Aug 21 '12 at 13:29
OK -- I'm curious as for the results. BTW: IMHO Task killers should only be applied against misbehaving apps (i.e. those hogging CPU or other ressources and won't quit), that is, in exceptional cases. –  Izzy Aug 21 '12 at 13:59
@Izzy Couldn't agree more on task killers. –  Chahk Aug 21 '12 at 14:08
I was wrong. Task-killing an app does not remove it from the recent list. I will edit my answer accordingly. However, the Camera app does not display the preview on 4.1 Android version. Gallery still does though. –  Chahk Aug 21 '12 at 23:54
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You can use Tasker! When you launch an app with tasker, you can specify to exclude the app from the recent apps.

You could create a button that launch the camera app in excluded mode.

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Tasker is not a simple to use app for beginners. It would help if you could give step-by-step directions on how to accomplish this with Tasker. –  Chahk Jul 15 at 13:22
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