In computing, multitasking is a method where multiple tasks, also known as processes, are performed during the same period of time.

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Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking

I currently have Kit Kat 4.4. Is is possible to play a Youtube video in the background or while multitasking like checking email, use other apps or surf the web on Android? As of right now, I have to ...
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Android power Usage - How to monitor

TL;DR: Is there some reasonably time-efficient way to find out what programs cause Android OS Services to drain battery? On a regular basis I find that some app causes my phone to run hot and drain ...
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Multitasking : How do I maintain the opera browser tabs keep active when switching applications

Case: When I was opening multiple pages/tabs on opera browser, then I press the home button to switch apps to see SMS, then i return to the opera app by holding the home button, suddenly my tabs open ...
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Are there any window managers for Android?

I once saw a YouTube video where someone had hooked up a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to a Galaxy Note and was manipulating apps like on a desktop computer, where each app had window decorations and ...
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v6 Supercharger with Multitask Manager and Tag Home Launchers

I would like to make both launchers Hard To Kill. Tag Home takes way too long to load from cold start because it has to load ~200 app tags from a database into memory. However, it only occupies 8MB ...
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Why is multitasking not behaving properly on my HTC One S?

I have recently purchased the new HTC One S, and I am starting to get disappointed with Android and ICS. Multitasking only seems to exist for small apps like SMS, mail, and others. Every time I have a ...
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Is there any reason not lock the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is off?

To save battery, I have created a "screen off" profile with SetCPU that locks the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is turned off. Could this have any negative side effects on apps that ...
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Why Browser Tabs Reload After Restoring Back From Multi-Tasking?

When i have tabs opened no matter in which browser and restore back to that browser due to previous multi-tasking, i get all tabs reloading (or would it be more correct to say, loading again from ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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is Android single task or multitasking and multithreading?

I am trying to understand why I cannot keep listening the audio of a YouTube video on my Galaxy S 2 while moving to another application for example reading a wikipedia article on the browser. is ...
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Is there way to view two applications split screen on Android tablets?

Is there way to use two applications simultaneously on split screen on Android tablets? It would be great to put tablet to vertical position open navigation software to upper part of screen and music ...
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Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them?

Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them? Specifics: Droid X, 2.2 stock ROM, rooted. I'm perfectly fine with any approach, as long as it gets a guaranteed complete ...
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Are there cases where Android would start an app/service other than due to Intents or explicit user start?

I'm trying to understand how/why some of the processes that are running on my phone (DroidX, stock 2.2 ROM). It's obvious that 2 likely reasons for a process to start are: A direct action by the ...
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How do I find a list of open applications / switch to open applications

Where can I find a list of open applications ? Is it possible to switch to them using that ?
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Can you Modify or Increase the Size of the Recent Apps List?

I tend to rely on Recent Apps list to bounce between apps I use most often, as a sort of day-long history, for example. Is there a trick to increasing how many apps are listed in the default Recent ...
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How to determine what applications are using what features on Android?

With its multi-tasking, it's easy to launch lots of applications on Android. I understand that background applications use fairly minimal resources, but they often activate features (GPS WiFi etc.) ...
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What are the main differences between Android and iPhone implementations of application multitasking?

What are the main differences between Android and iPhone implementations of multitasking at the application level? (Let's not turn this into a subjective fanboy argument please?)