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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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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How do I drag apps from one home page to another?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. In Mega, I can drag one app from one home page to another without going through the ones in between. In S6E+, it seems that I have to go through each ...
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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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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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Android - Swiping app from recent apps

When an app is swiped away from recent apps, it kills any background proccesses right? but not services. If this is true why are there some apps that don't exist in recent apps, that are in cached ...
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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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Block/disable recent apps button on rooted Android 5.1

I need to disable the recent apps (overview) button on a rooted phone with Android 5.1 (API 22). The phone is with soft buttons. I already went over several posts with no good solution, but it all ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

I'm using the Glim icon pack with Nova Launcher and everything displays correctly on my home screen and drawer. Though in my recent apps screen and notification screen, lock screen it shows a ...
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Mapping a key for calling the recent apps list

I have a new Nubia phone. After I installed Google Now, it overwrote the middle key long tap so that it shows the Now screen but I became unable to switch between recent apps. Moreover, the apps like ...
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Where do I find Recent Apps?

I am trying to map my Recent Apps to a gesture, instead of home button long-press. However, I can't seem to find the location of the Recent Apps function. Before Lollipop I think I found in ...
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How can I disable “Clear recent apps”?

I have never wanted to clear the apps from the recent apps list but this has happen to me numerous times. At first I thought it was a bug and that it happened randomly. Then I found that just above ...
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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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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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How to Clear all recent apps except whitelisted apps

Is there a way to remove all but select apps from recent app list?