For questions about applications designed to automatically run e.g. as soon as the device is started.

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How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
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apps automatically starting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I noticed that some apps automatically starts without me opening it. Some of them runs everytime I turn on the ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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Launch app on start (even SD card apps)

I'm pretty sure (despite of haven't seen them) that there are a few question about running some app when you turn on the phone. But I want a something a little more complex here. I have a few apps to ...
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2answers
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how to identify and change apps which are set as startup items

I am coming from Windows back-ground (never used Linux), and HTC Wildfire is my first Android phone. I can see that many app like Facebook for HTC Sense, Flickr, Footprints, Friend Stream, Gmail, ...
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Is there any way to let Facebook run only when I want?

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. ...
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2answers
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Applications keep restarting [duplicate]

Whenever I'm done with an application, I always exit using the back button. Somehow applications like Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Videos, Email, Google Maps, etc keep restarting on their own. I have ...
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Android 2.2 - How to see applications that run at start-up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent applications from running on startup? Hello! Is it possible to see which applications are set to run at startup? For example, the idiots at Yahoo made ...
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How to have unused apps not take up resources

Is there a way I can have unused apps not take up resources? Especially Internal memory and other resources not on Sd card. I am already using Link2SD to move what I can to SD. I know you can back ...