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I find it very annoying that Android Nougat limits the number of recent applications available on Recents Screen. On my device this limit is just 5 applications which is too small. There are lock buttons on the applications but even locking doesn't prevent system from removing the app from the list. This looks very inconsistent and offending.

So my questions are: is it possible to increase the limit (I don't believe that this number is hardcoded)? Is this limit the same for all devices with Nougat? What's the reason to provide a lock button for the list of 5 apps only?

  • Is your device rooted, and are Xposed modules acceptable solutions? Else I'm afraid the answer is No. – Izzy Jul 15 at 6:11

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