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I want to make it close all the apps in here.

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I've tried this already:

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But it doesn't do as intended, since the apps dont leave the recents. Any ideas?

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    Just want to confirm: you want to close & remove all recent apps using Tasker? Killing an app (e.g. using Back button) doesn't mean it will be removed from recent list, which is by design. – Andrew T. Dec 23 '14 at 1:54
  • I just want to remove the recents. They dont have to close. It annoys me to have them full and swiping them away is tedious. – Lucas Dec 23 '14 at 10:46
  • Afraid there is no way to do so with Tasker yet (maybe the dev finds a way later). As Andrew already pointed to: the "Kill App" of Tasker just terminates the app, which doesn't mean it wasn't running lately – so it keeps staying in the recents' list. – Izzy Dec 26 '14 at 14:58
  • I have a query: Do you want to clear all the apps in recent list, or just the apps listed in the image? – Firelord May 27 '15 at 19:47
  • all of them in the list – Lucas Aug 21 '15 at 16:44
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You don't need root, but you do need to have Tasker or equivalent.

Open Tasker, create a task, select "App" and select Launch App. Select the app that you want to hide from recent list. Put a check next to "Exclude From Recent Apps". Exit out of the action to save it.

You can then either open the app using Tasker or export the task as an app. Install the app that you've created. You can now load it without it showing on the recent list.

Hope that helps!

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  • So I know this answers the question but I'm looking for a way to remove apps from recents using command line. Anything like that? – Kristopher Sep 13 '16 at 21:08
  • @Kristopher , there is a way to do so using Tasker if you still need to do that – xavier_fakerat May 4 '17 at 19:12
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You must manually close in your settings

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  • Are you sure theres no task for it? Oh well. Thanks. – Lucas Dec 22 '14 at 21:51

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