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Questions tagged [recent-apps-list]

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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How to remove an app from recent apps list?

We have had the recent uninspired idea to let a SmartPhone upgrade itself to the "Pie" Version of the "Google" "Android" Operating System. Now, although everything went smoothly, we have discovered ...
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How to Limit Number of Recent Activity Screens

I'm amazed that A) I haven't looked for this sooner, and B) I couldn't find something that does this. I simply want to limit the number of recent activity screens (cards) that appear when I hit the □ ...
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Recent apps getting closed without closing them

Samsung S9 - In the recent apps view, the apps that were used recently are getting closed automatically. If you do not use an app for more than one hour, then the app gets closed. My phone forced me ...
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Is there any way to increase the limit of apps on Recents Screen in Android Nougat?

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 ...
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Android 9 recent apps… How to make them reasonable?

I upgraded my phone to Android 9/Pie and I can't stand the 'new improved' recent apps list which takes ages to scroll through. My phone is Motorola G6. What is the easiest and surefire way to get ...
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Where Recent Apps specific files are stored?

Android 7.1. Messed up with «Eternal Process Lock», the xposed module. Activated its features, but forgot to activate the module. Now recent apps stopped working, reboot doesn't help, activating/...
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How to get back colored app headers in recent apps list on Samsung devices running on Android Oreo?

Before, in recent apps list of my phone (Samsung Galaxy Note8), headers of apps were colored. Now, they are all white. I am not sure whether it was caused by the transition from Nougat (7.1) to Oreo ...
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How to launch recent apps menu in Android 8.1(AospExtended)?

I have installed AospExtended's official build for my device last night, since then I'm unable to launch the recent apps menu. Through deep investigation, I found that there exist settings to ...
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Home button, recent button, notifications, pull down menu all stopped working

I have a Nexus 9 running Android 7.1.1, and the home button, recent button, all notifications, and the top pull-down menu all stopped working. The home and recent buttons respond to being tapped in ...
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Changing/reverting Samsung's “Recent tabs” color theme to Nougat (based on app's theme) on Oreo device

On Samsung devices running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the recent tabs have different colors based on the apps' theme. On Android 8.0 Oreo, they are all the same color. I want to find a way to revert to ...
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Remove “recently opened apps” from Apps & notifications

Using Android 8.1: Tap Settings. Tap Apps & notifications. This displays a list of "Recently opened apps." I would like to prevent the phone from storing, tracking, or otherwise remembering any ...
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LG G6: Remove the “Clear All” button from the recent apps menu

My LG G6 has a "Clear All" button in its recent apps menu which annoys me big time because I often hit it accidentally. Is there a way to remove it? I found this on reddit but no solution.
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How to quickly switch between two apps on one half of the split-screen view?

I'm in this scenario a lot: I'm using split screen opened to App1 taking the first half of the screen and App2 taking the second half of the screen. I frequently need to switch between App2 and App3 ...
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Get All Recent Windows For Specfic App

I am running Lineage OS Oreo and as an example the default browser opens all web browser windows as seperate processes/windows. There is no option to change this that I could find, but it actually ...
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How to enable lock–unlock button on overview / recent apps screen?

I want to keep Google Drive's PDF reader open in the background. I found this question which solves my problem. However, I do not see the lock–unlock button left of the X in the corner of my apps. ...
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Why the Slack app is not in the “Recent Apps” list?

My phone: Samsung S7 Edge OS: Android 7.0 Nougat Almost all the apps can be shown in the recent apps list, which can be seen by pressing the left soft touch button, except the Slack app.
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Recent apps list repopulates on Samsung S7 (Nougat)

I've got a question for the experts here. I've recently begun clearing my recently used apps list before bed. When I awake, I check it to find that a bunch of apps that have popped into the list - ...
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Where does android store snapshots?

iOS takes a screenshot of app every time it is sent to the background(may be to show as a thumbnail when viewing recent apps. Details are available here. I did a little research and came to ...
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How to delete this trash can icon Android 6.0

I have an Elephone P9000 and it has this annoying icon at the bottom that makes the most recent app disappear almost. How can I go and delete it? I have root.
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What determines how long the task switcher stays up?

Samsung Note II running OctOS M, but I have seen this phenomenon with multiple phones and versions of Android going back to 2.x When you bring up the task switcher in Android, sometimes it stays up ...
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Recently Used Apps crashing in portrait mode

When I try to switch to the "Recently Used Apps" screen (by holding the home button), the process com.android.systemui crashes. However, in Landscape mode it works as usual (and rotating the device ...
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What lock/unlock button does on recent apps screen?

On recent apps screen there is a lock/unlock button on each and every app, I want to know what's it's function. I am attaching screenshot for reference.
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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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Keep Hangouts from opening links inside the same task?

I just opened a link to a friend's Medium post inside Hangouts, and when I view all running apps (the recent-tasks list), the task with the Medium post in it is my Hangouts rather than a separate ...
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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 do I undo a close of a tab?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. There seems to be no undo button. In Galaxy Mega, when I use Chrome, I can undo close tabs. However, in S6E+, each tab opened in chrome is part of the ...
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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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Difference between killing an app by clearing it from Recent Apps menu and “Force Stop”

What is the difference between these two methods when killing apps in Android? Clearing an app from the Recent Apps menu by swiping it to the right or left. Settings → App → Running → ...
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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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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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Change functionality of menu key to recent apps

phone: Samsung Ace 3 (gt-s7272) android: 4.2.2 (rooted) Is there anyway than I can remap the functionality of the capacitive keys of my phone? Currently one touch on menu key obviously will load the ...
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Lollipop 5 overview / recent apps in landscape listed top to bottom? Put apps list down low to keyboard height like KitKat 4 cover flow recent apps

I'm not on Lollipop yet. I just tried the Lollipop 5 carousel recent apps switcher (overview?) in a store with the Nexus 9, and once I had few apps open, some of the apps were covered, and in the top ...
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How to close all background apps at once in Android 5.0 (lollipop)?

I noticed that I can press the square button on the bottom right to show all background apps, and then swipe from left to right with my finger to stop them manually. But sometimes, I find that I have ...
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Recent activities log

Is there an easy way to view a list of recent activities? The one I'm looking for doesn't seem to be showing up in the main recent apps view, and adb logcat is so noisy I'm having a hard time finding ...
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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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Do applications that remain in Recent Apps list take up resources?

I always thought they remained memory residents but a developer told me otherwise. Is there a canonical answer to this?
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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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Clear memory and recent task automatically after an app is closed using Tasker

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.1.2 JellyBean. I would want to create a profile which clears memory and recent tasks when an app is closed (example: Chrome). Is it possible to do it ...
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Location of Recent Apps screenshot directory

Where does "Recent Apps" in Android store the screenshots? I have seen a couple of threads on how to prevent these screenshots from being taken. But I would like to know the location of the ...
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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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Android clearing recent applications list

After exiting the applications on my Galaxy nexus, they appear on the recent applications list. Do they still use CPU/battery? Do I have to remove them from recent applications list in order to save ...
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How to properly close running apps while avast! Mobile Security is installed/ running in the background?

I've just installed avast! Mobile Security on my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Runs perfect so far, but I can't close my programs running in the background anymore. I used to do this by pressing the button ...
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How can I exclude an App (camera) from the recent Apps list?

How to exclude camera from recent App list? (long-press Home Key in Galaxy S 2) I don't want it to appear in the Recent app list since it has traces/image of last captured image.
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Is there a workaround to add recently *used* apps to my recently *launched* apps?

If I long press home, I get a list of the last six apps I've used, but if I open a web browser from another app (eg. by following a link in Tweetdeck or email) the web browser never shows up in my ...
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Replace HTC Sense “recent apps” by stock ICS

I've just ordered my new HTC One X phone which will be my first Android phone and ships with Android ICS and HTC Sense. I've seen some reviews on YouTube and the only thing I didn't like from HTC ...
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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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What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?

The recent apps list in Ice Cream Sandwich added the ability to swipe apps out of the list, thereby dismissing them permanently (and as far as I know this is a vanilla function, not a CM/custom ROM ...