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How to close all background apps at once in Android 5.0 (lollipop)?

As far as I know : no you can't. TL;DR : Closing all background apps is a bad practice. You should close apps that you don't use often or apps you specifically want to close for X reason. IMO, the ...
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Difference between killing an app by clearing it from Recent Apps menu and “Force Stop”

Although some people may think that clearing an app from Recent Apps menu will fully close it, they are unfortunately mistaken. There is a difference between clearing an app from Recent Apps menu and ...
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What lock/unlock button does on recent apps screen?

If you lock an app in recents and click on tap to clear, it will stay in recents. Apps not locked will be cleared (that kills all the running apps without the need to kill each one separately)
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Solution for Android 7.1 (API level 25) and higher If you're using a launcher which supports App Shortcuts you can: Long-press the Chrome icon to bring up shortcuts. Long-press the New tab shortcut ...
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How to close all background apps at once in Android 5.0 (lollipop)?

It seems that this CyanogenMod 12 only option, as Andrew T. states he does not have this option in stock Android Lollipop, but I have a little button to clear them all. (Click image to enlarge) It ...
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How to close all background apps at once in Android 5.0 (lollipop)?

This answer was suggested as an anonymous edit: In the task manager settings, change the view from "cards" to "grid". The close all button remains at the top, as it used to.
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Where does Android store the snapshots used on the recent apps?

If what are you asking for is the location of the thumbnails displayed by Android when switching apps, then (on my LineageOS 13) they are stored inside /data/system/recent_images as PNG files called ...
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Where does Android store the snapshots used on the recent apps?

As a follow-up to Death Mask Salesman's answer, Irfan Latif's comment, and also based on a self-experiment on Nexus 5 running Lineage OS 14.1 (Android 7.1) and self-research, The directory is <...
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How to get vertical recent/overview navigation in Android 10?

This is a workaround and not what the OP wants in terms of vertical recents ( I don't think it's possible for reasons mentioned at the end of answer). Install EdXposed (How to install EdXposed on ...
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What package is responsible for the "Recents" button to work?

Found it after scanning through the list, turns out One UI is responsible for it. For anyone looking in the future, it's com.sec.android.app.launcher.
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Is it possible to use Recent Apps to close all open apps less the one I want to stay open?

From the recent apps panel, select the app you want to lock, for example Chrome. Press the 3 dots menu (above the Chrome panel) to show the lock option. Lock it. and the small lock symbol shows up. ...
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Recently Used Apps crashing in portrait mode

To check logs there are a few options, for instance: Given that you have a Samsung, try opening SysDump by going to Phone dialer -> *#9900# (no need to press Dial). To get the logs, you might need to ...
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Remove the recent apps part on Xiaomi Mi A2

"Recent apps" is a standard part of Android navigation and it cannot be removed. You should probably just stop swiping up that long from the bottom and you will never encounter the recent apps screen.
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Apps showing up as blank white screens in recent apps list when in landscape orientation

As an Android developer, the only thing I can be sure of is that configuration changes force the activity to be restarted. This includes screen orientation (portrait, landscape), so Chrome has to be ...
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How to get back colored app headers in recent apps list on Samsung devices running on Android Oreo?

It looks to me that this is not possible, because Oreo re-used the color coding for different purpose: white header: standard app and here, the original coloring concept is partially present in text ...
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How to quickly switch between two apps on one half of the split-screen view?

Here's a suggestion that works perfectly on a galaxy s5, and I'd assume that it's the same on a note 4. While in split screen, long press on the back button. You'll now see all available apps on the ...
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How to quickly switch between two apps on one half of the split-screen view?

Tested on Oreo 8.0. lt works as described without destroying split view Try EAS App Switcher it creates a floating icon that can be hidden as well and find it particularly good in switching to ...
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How do I undo a close of a tab?

I have a workaround that leads to a solution but not a direct solution: If you have Chrome tabs as separate entities in the Overview (Recent Apps) section, then undoing the closure of a tab is not ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

Any icon pack (not themes like Cyanogen Mod themes for example) can only apply to launchers and apps not the Android system itself. (Except that the system supports icon packs which is not common in ...
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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

That's correct. That's the only available layout in stock Lollipop. Any alternative Recents layouts would require rooting and/or custom ROMs. The alternative layout you're seeing is HTC's custom ...
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Recent activities log

For Lollipop do adb shell dumpsys activity recents. For some earlier Android version, run adb shell dumpsys activity activities. Alternatively, you may run adb shell dumpsys activity | grep -i run as ...
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Clear memory and recent task automatically after an app is closed using Tasker

I use Clean Master for this. You can invoke separate parts of by holding the clean master button when using the launch app function. then I used this booster and I used this process cleaner I ...
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How to simulate long press home button?

You can open the recent apps list using adb. Setup ADB in PC, connect the phone into PC, enable USB debugging in phone, launch a shell on PC, and enter: adb shell input keyevent --longpress 3 3 is ...
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