How to manage running tasks and processes on your device. This is not about "todo list" kind of tasks.

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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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Search tasks by tags in Mobileorg Android

I'm trying to use Mobileorg in Android (OnePlus - Cyanogenmod). Mobileorg syncs well with my Dropbox. The org files staged are captured well by mobileorg. However I'm having trouble searching for ...
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Multiple running application instances

I'm an owner of Android 4.2.2 device. For a while, I can see identical apps in Settings->Apps->Running: "Baidu IME" x 2 "Google Services" x 2 "GO Weather EX" x 3 "GO Launcher Z" x 2 "GO SMS ...
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Are there options to modify the task manager for Android's new update Lollipop?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, and for the past few months I have held back on getting the Lollipop update. One of the big reasons why was because of this- not being able to go to the home screen through ...
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Why do apps show a negative cpu percentage?

using a S4 as a mighty swell device I kinda found some strange behavior. Negative cpu percentage usage in the task manager. This one really got me puzzled, Does spotify or any other app give ...
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What's the path to the dir of thumbnail (screenshot) of recent tasks?

When i put my app in background, the recent tasks show the thumbnail os my app. Where is the thumbnail/screenshot of this app? What the path to directory?
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 ...
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Is it possible to schedule closing a named app

Is there an app (or other way) to schedule the closing of only one named application at a particular time each day? My situation is I use the Night Mode app at night to reduce the screen brightness ...
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Difference between task killer, battery optimizer, removing (slide out) open app

Recently I am pretty concerned about my battery and apps that eat up phone resources. These are the solutions I end up with: Free up RAM: clean master one tap boost. Grrenify that 'hibernate' apps. ...
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How can I prevent apps being killed prematurely on my Moto G 4G?

I have a Moto G 4G (XT1039, Android 4.4.4, non rooted) which aggressively kills apps, even while they are in use. Apparently one of the few Motorola 'enhacements' (read bloatware) compared to stock. ...
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How to access app menu without app button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and my app menu button is broken. (I accidentally destroyed it while replacing the screen.) Is there any other way to access the app menu or view a list of running apps, ...
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How to read data pertaining to running applications?

On the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean interface of my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have noticed there seem to be various places where an application's running state is documented. I would like to know what the ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Is there a way to black out screen for a particular app when viewed via task switcher?

I have a Nexus 5 and I recently installed Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The task switcher in Lollipop makes is much easier to see the screen contents of each background app as you are switching between ...
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How to kill an app after a specified period of time

Every night I run an app that finishes its task in one hour. It consumes only about 10% of battery during that hour but when the app is kept on until morning, it consumes another 20% more. My ...
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How works exactly the option disable App notifications

Some Apps like Facebook also when aren't used slow down the device because of their associated autostart tasks. In android settings in Apps section there is the option to enable or disable the ...
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Auto-start slowing me down [duplicate]

My ASUS tablet runs slow. I've stopped using active desktop backgrounds, uninstalled apps that I don't use and changed the animations, but nothing seems to solve the problem. My memory is reporting at ...
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What is the correct way to exit an app [duplicate]

When I open an app and then I'm dong using it I usually just push the home button. The problem is that leaves the app open and if you do that too many times it slows down your phone. My question is ...
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Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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Is it bad to kill tasks in android, by using things such as holding down the home key and selectign “close all”? [duplicate]

I use advanced task killer pro and also hold down the home key until a list of apps open shows up and choose "close all". Someone was telling me this is bad for the device. Is this true? How else can ...
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Are running apps slowing down Android phones?

When my phone (Xperia J) is getting slow I'll go to Setting→Apps, select running apps, and delete everything in there. Then I go back to the homescreen and I notice that my phone is faster. So is ...
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My Galaxy SIII Screen auto wake up

My Galaxy SIII display screens auto wake up (Lights Up) for no reason. I have tried with Factory Reset but does not work. Also Task Manager Pop up window auto displays and after that my power button ...
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How do you close apps in Android so they aren't taking up resources? [duplicate]

This may sound silly but it's a good point. In apps such as web browsers pressing the back key only navigates the browser back to the previous page. Pressing the home key makes an app disappear, but ...
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How can I auto-end the media process on Android?

Media is consistently topping the list for battery usage at 80%+. I can go and force stop it, but it restarts by itself, when I use things such as camera or download things etc. Task manager does ...
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Can I program Tasker-like programs to do stuff if specific WiFi network is in range?

I'd like to try out Tasker, Llama or some such automated program. However, I do NOT want to program events based on GPS or other location information (for a variety of reasons not germane to this ...
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How to Remove Autostart for Certain Apps? [duplicate]

is there any way you can install an app (for instance WhatsApp) on Android 4.2.1 ICS but at the same time remove its autorun properties sothat it becomes a standalone app and ONLY uses memory, ...
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How to stop all but 1 one app including their services?

My HTC Sensation's battery does not last long. I'm going for a Marathon race which should last at least 5 hours and I'm going to use 1 app (RunKeeper) for that period. I would like to preserve as ...
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Protect music player from being killed?

I am using an SGS+ with 512 MB RAM (which leaves about 380M for the OS) running the CyanogenMod 10.1 Beta build 2013-04-15 (Android 4.2.2 on Linux 3.0.73-rc1-PhenomKernel-V3) and as soon as firefox ...
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Bypass memory manager; keep app alive

At my work we all have Android devices which are used to dispatch jobs to us. It uses a web-app accessible through any web browser. When a new job arrives we are notified with an audible alert. ...
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Stop Applications Loading [duplicate]

How can I stop so many applications loading, and slowing down the system. When I clear the Ram I usually see that at least 16 applications have been running. What for?
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Battery usage for keeping apps open

How much of an effect does it have on the phones battery life to keep applications such as the contacts application open. I ask because that app sometimes takes long to open the first time depending ...
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Some applications seem to always stay open, even after I exit them. How do I close these?

When I hold the Home icon down, several apps appear that I thought I exited - how do I actually close these?
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Some apps closing, crashing, some not starting, flashing [duplicate]

I can very well see in the Settings > Applications > Manage Applications screen that internal memory (ummm I think thats the ROM) of my phone is almost filled up. Although I can see in Running ...
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Disable service permanently

I would like to disable some services/apps on the Android. Some run that I do not want to. I do not want to have to stop the service every time I turn off the phone for obvious reasons.
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Are Memory Cleanup Apps for Android Good or Bad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do task killers actually work? I was just going through this article on Lifehacker. Do these kind of apps really help in performance, or do they create more problems?
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What happens when the Home button on Android phone is pressed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to a running program when “home” button is pressed in Android phone? My friend raised a concern that pressing the home button is not advisable and it drains ...
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How to use Tasker to kill apps on/after device boot?

I have several apps auto start at boot, and it's really not necessary. So I'm trying to use Tasker to kill them on/after device boot. Tasker has a "Event - Device Boot" option, but it seems that does ...
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How can I view only one task list in Jorte?

Suppose I'm at the store, and all I want to view is my "Stuff to Buy at the Store" list in Jorte. How can I view only that list instead of all the tasks on any list?
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Battery consumption

My stats are the follwing: Android system 37%, Stand by 36%, Inactivity 14%, Voice call 3%. I touch in android and appears a lot of programs like alertrecipients, google backup transport, error, ...
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How to prevent the android system from killing an app?

I have rooted my phone and use Swapper. an app that creates a linux like swap simulation w/o actually partitioning the sd card... I observed that this app gets killed every now and then thus not ...
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Close Application with locale?

I use the locale app to automaticly start an obd-app (Torque) when I enter my car. This works well. Now I want to automaticly close that app when I leave my car. As there seem to be no Plugins to ...
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What apps does “Clear memory” actually clears?

What apps does actually get closed when one goes for the option of "Clear Memory" in the Task Manager? It obviously doesn't closes all the apps, as this screenshot shows: As the screenshot clearly ...
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Applications Start automatically , Start again if I Force Stop them or even if I Disable them

Many applications like skype , orkut, yahoo msger etc start automatically... i have already disabled and force stooped them .... I don't want to run these app and others like WiFi sleep etc to save my ...
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How can I tell why my sleeping phone occasionally gets warm (and battery is draining abnormally)?

My two Android phones are doing the same thing, Motorola Milestone and Samsung GS3. From time to time, it is sleeping in my pocket and it will start to get warm and the battery is then draining quite ...
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Root Terminal command to kill or stop a service?

The latest LiveView Application for my device keeps appearing on the status bar even if the LiveView device isn't connected. Since I can't find any means to disable this behavior, I want to create a ...
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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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Do some running apps not show in Task Manager?

I was using the Navigator app and I was still hearing voice directions even though Task Manager showed no apps running. How can Task Manager show no apps and there could be an app still running?
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How to prevent apps running in background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? i've an Xperia X10 Mini. This Android devices is limited in hardware: a 600Mhz processor and 128 mb ram. So i'd ...