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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.