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Questions tagged [multitasking]

In computing, multitasking is a method where multiple tasks, also known as processes, are performed during the same period of time.

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Multitasking more than 2 apps?

Is there any way to run more than 2 apps side by side? Preferably on a Mi Pad 4 tablet in landscape. I'm only really looking towards a Xiaomi device since Miui allows input to both apps ...
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How to create multiple splitscreen(more than two) on an emulator?

I want to open same app with multiple accounts side by side simultaneously on an emulator which has large enough screen resolution on pc. I can create multiple app instances with appcloner. Is there a ...
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Enabling free form windows in android O causes buttons in recent apps menu to overlap

I have searched for a way to enable free form windows. I've used the adb way, adb shell settings put global enable_freeform_support 1 But I couldn't use it because the close button is overlapping ...
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Why does YouTube volume fade when visiting certain sites?

I use split screen YouTube and Chrome on my phone, but when I visit e.g. bbc.com the video volume fades to a much lower level. What causes this and can it be prevented? This is a OP3t with Android 8....
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How do I get split screen apps to both stay active [duplicate]

I am trying to run 2 apps in split screen with both staying active at the same time. Most results on google are saying this is not possible and they blame the app for it not working. Below is some ...
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Is it possible to estimate the ideal number of CPU cores for Android phones?

I'm thinking that with the way we typically use Android phones, run a single app at a time, fewer faster CPU cores are better than many smaller (slower) cores. Does Android really benefit that much ...
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What is the lowest version of Android that supports split screen apps?

I'm looking to get an Android tablet and I'd like it to support running two apps on the screen at a the same time; what is the earliest release of Android to support this?
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Is it possible to run an app twice side by side on the MIUI?

It is said that with MIUI, it is possible to run the same app twice as if they are on two different phones. (example: WeChat or Line running with a work account and one running with a personal account)...
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Play sound from two apps simultaneously

Is there a way to play sound from any two apps (or more) simultaneously on Android? For example I have Audible reading a book. I'd like to play sound from a relaxation app at the same time. Or from my ...
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Multitasking or multithreading?

I wanted to know if android operating system uses multitasking or multithreading? There is difference between multitasking and multithreading. Multitasking : Multitasking is the ability of an ...
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How can multitasking experience be improved on Android tablets?

I have a 10 inch Nexus tablet that I like to carry around while traveling. I can also connect it to a bluetooth keyboard, and this almost allows me to do everything a laptop can, but there are some ...
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Why apps won't stay running in the background?

let's say i'm multitasking between 4 apps and i left one of them for 10 minutes without accessing it, when i switch back to it, it starts allover from the beginning even though the free memory is over ...
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Remapping Android hardware keys on CyanogenMod

What I'm really disappointed about Android is its multitasking. The recent apps list quickly gets cluttered with apps I won't use in any near future. I'd like to be able to quickly kill an app I know ...
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Multitasking Android 5.0

I have an LG-V400 running Android Lollipop 5.0.2. I want to be able to multitask in dual windows with apps that did not come with this device. When I try to multitask, I am given this prompt: which ...
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Multitasking after changing device date

I'm running Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 6P. I've been having some trouble with the multitask button, specifically right after changing the device date/time. The multitask button does not work at all, ...
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4.1.2 vs 4.4.4 - any improvements re general speed and app caching?

I am growing frustrated with the following behaviours of Android 4.1.2, which has been running my rooted Samsung S3 I9300 for two years now: 1) When switching between already-open apps, more often ...
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How to have a clipboard functionality for multiple copy-pasting?

I want to know if there are slots of option in copying: copy1 copy2 then paste1 paste2 I love surfing many websites but need to login on them. I'm tired of typing every time my email address and ...
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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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Multible clicks on taskswitcher to close all open apps

I'm running Android 5.0 on my Nexus 5. Everytime I close all apps in the taskswitcher and close and open the taskswitcher again, there are still some apps open, why is it and can I turn it off/do I ...
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My Moto 4G is caching everything. Is it a normal behavior?

I bought a Moto 4G few days ago and I feel like it has a strange behaviour. My problem is that the phone is not handling multitasking as I would expect it to. Some examples: I use Chrome as web ...
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Why does Battery doctor interfere with the Google play store to update /download the Application

I have Battery Doctor 4.9.3 installed on my Samsung Galaxy trend device with Android jellybean 4.1.2. The problem with this app is that every time I try to update an app it starts initially and then ...
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Open links in standalone dedicated application

Im not sure how to word the question exactly but I will try and describe what I mean. If im on a website, email or any app and there is a link that can be opened in a certain app, For example, ...
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Multi window supported Android devices (without root)

Currently I use Samsung S3 mini with Android 4.1.2. I'm planning to buy an S4 mini or other equivalent small screen phone (HTC One Mini, Xperia Z1 compact). But I need to use multi-window feature. ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking

I currently have Kit Kat 4.4. Is is possible to play a Youtube video in the background or while multitasking like checking email, use other apps or surf the web on Android? As of right now, I have to ...
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Android power Usage - How to monitor

TL;DR: Is there some reasonably time-efficient way to find out what programs cause Android OS Services to drain battery? On a regular basis I find that some app causes my phone to run hot and drain ...
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Multitasking : How do I maintain the opera browser tabs keep active when switching applications

Case: When I was opening multiple pages/tabs on opera browser, then I press the home button to switch apps to see SMS, then i return to the opera app by holding the home button, suddenly my tabs open ...
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Are there any window managers for Android?

I once saw a YouTube video where someone had hooked up a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to a Galaxy Note and was manipulating apps like on a desktop computer, where each app had window decorations and ...
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v6 Supercharger with Multitask Manager and Tag Home Launchers

I would like to make both launchers Hard To Kill. Tag Home takes way too long to load from cold start because it has to load ~200 app tags from a database into memory. However, it only occupies 8MB ...
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Why is multitasking not behaving properly on my HTC One S?

I have recently purchased the new HTC One S, and I am starting to get disappointed with Android and ICS. Multitasking only seems to exist for small apps like SMS, mail, and others. Every time I have a ...
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Is there any reason not lock the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is off?

To save battery, I have created a "screen off" profile with SetCPU that locks the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is turned off. Could this have any negative side effects on apps that ...
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Why Browser Tabs Reload After Restoring Back From Multi-Tasking?

When i have tabs opened no matter in which browser and restore back to that browser due to previous multi-tasking, i get all tabs reloading (or would it be more correct to say, loading again from ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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is Android single task or multitasking and multithreading?

I am trying to understand why I cannot keep listening the audio of a YouTube video on my Galaxy S 2 while moving to another application for example reading a wikipedia article on the browser. is ...
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How to make Android play music reliably, without chopping?

When I try to play music on Android 2.3 (using various players, including PowerAmp) on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 I get not reliable sound. Music pauses for a short time, for example, when: I press the ...
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Is there way to view two applications split screen on Android tablets?

Is there way to use two applications simultaneously on split screen on Android tablets? It would be great to put tablet to vertical position open navigation software to upper part of screen and music ...
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Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them?

Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them? Specifics: Droid X, 2.2 stock ROM, rooted. I'm perfectly fine with any approach, as long as it gets a guaranteed complete ...
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Are there cases where Android would start an app/service other than due to Intents or explicit user start?

I'm trying to understand how/why some of the processes that are running on my phone (DroidX, stock 2.2 ROM). It's obvious that 2 likely reasons for a process to start are: A direct action by the ...
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How do I find a list of open applications / switch to open applications

Where can I find a list of open applications ? Is it possible to switch to them using that ?
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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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How to determine what applications are using what features on Android?

With its multi-tasking, it's easy to launch lots of applications on Android. I understand that background applications use fairly minimal resources, but they often activate features (GPS WiFi etc.) ...
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What are the main differences between Android and iPhone implementations of application multitasking?

What are the main differences between Android and iPhone implementations of multitasking at the application level? (Let's not turn this into a subjective fanboy argument please?)