For questions relating to the recent apps list. Older devices access this list by long pressing the home button, whereas newer devices (without hardware buttons) have a dedicated button on the right of the button bar.

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On an SGS3 how do I stop the recent apps list from showing after I press the Home button?

On a Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3, the Home Button has all-of-a-sudden begun opening up the recent apps list, if I press it for much more than half a second. I neither use or want to use ...
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Whatsapp stops receiving message when removed from Recent Apps

I've recently updated my Gnex to 4.4.2 ( CM custom ROM ) and i've noticed that now (before 4.4.2 everything was fine) if i delete Whatsapp from "recent apps" i don't receive messages until i open the ...
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Is it possible to foce close all open apps with a single button

Is is possible to do a mass closure of all open apps. For example if i have 10 apps open is it possible for me to press a single button that says force close all open apps right now?
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Is it possible to lock the homescreen from apps moving

Is it possible to lock apps into place on the home screen? My finger keeps moving them from all over the place.
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Close App while TalkBack is running

I just got an Android Tablet. I have discovered that the way to close an application while TalkBack is not running is to press the Recent Apps button, select the app that you want to close and swipe ...
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Recent app list app previews

I happened to notice on some occasions on tapping recent app list, apps are being listed however their associated screenshots ( app previews ) are not being displayed. And when this happens, I see ...
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Do applications that remain in Recent Apps list take up resources?

I always thought they remained memory residents but a developer told me otherwise. Is there a canonical answer to this?
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Recent Apps shows app contents even though when its locked

I am trying to figure out how to hide an app from being seen when you hit the recent apps button. I use ZDBox's app lock to hide my apps and files when needed but noticed that when I hit the recent ...
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Location of Recent Apps screenshot directory

Where does "Recent Apps" in Android store the screenshots? I have seen a couple of threads on how to prevent these screenshots from being taken. But I would like to know the location of the ...
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Why does Moon Reader not show up in 8 last apps list?

Normally, when you long-press on HOME button, my Android displays the icons for 8 last apps/activities that were active. This seems to always be pretty reliable, with one exception. For some reason, ...
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Android clearing recent applications list

After exiting the applications on my Galaxy nexus, they appear on the recent applications list. Do they still use CPU/battery? Do I have to remove them from recent applications list in order to save ...
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How to properly close running apps while avast! Mobile Security is installed/ running in the background?

I've just installed avast! Mobile Security on my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Runs perfect so far, but I can't close my programs running in the background anymore. I used to do this by pressing the button ...
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How can I exclude an App (camera) from the recent Apps list?

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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Is there a workaround to add recently *used* apps to my recently *launched* apps?

If I long press home, I get a list of the last six apps I've used, but if I open a web browser from another app (eg. by following a link in Tweetdeck or email) the web browser never shows up in my ...
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Replace HTC Sense “recent apps” by stock ICS

I've just ordered my new HTC One X phone which will be my first Android phone and ships with Android ICS and HTC Sense. I've seen some reviews on YouTube and the only thing I didn't like from HTC ...
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How to simulate long press home button?

I'm running ICS on HTC Desire. Long pressing the home button brings the list of recently opened apps. Is there a way I can launch this without using the home button? Please note that I want to do ...
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What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?

The recent apps list in Ice Cream Sandwich added the ability to swipe apps out of the list, thereby dismissing them permanently (and as far as I know this is a vanilla function, not a CM/custom ROM ...
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How can I make a shortcut to the “Recent Apps” dialog?

Do you know if there is any way to create a shortcut or widget on the homescreen to access to the "Recent Apps" list? Basically, is there any way to access to this list without having to hold the Home ...
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Why does Google Talk never appear on the “Recent Applications” list?

I frequently will get a message on Google Talk. I will drag down the notification bar, click the message, and answer. However, if I then press "Home", and it occurs to me that I wish to send yet ...
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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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Why isn't gmail listed as a recent app when I long-press the Home button?

This would be helpful at times... I usually just end up pressing home and selecting the gmail widget from there but I've gotten used to long-pressing home to get to recent apps. Could it be due to ...