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Thread: Task killers aren't necessary? I highly disagree.

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    Op speaks the truth. I ran fb on dolphin.. and it kept on refreshing and refreshing after I closed the browser.. Battery life went to half in less than 2 hours. ATK kills the apps in a swipe and a touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrynalyne View Post
    I had Beautiful widgets kills half my battery today in about an hour due to searching for gps signal. In fact, rebooting didn't help. Ended up removing it for now.
    turn off the geolocation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdroid View Post
    It's not the memory that bothers me. It's the fact that I want to be able to close the browser as if I were in windows and I hit the X. The next time I open the browser I don't want it opening where I left it. That's extremely annoying for me. The only way I can exit the browser is by hitting home which leaves the session as is. I can use the back button but if I've been browsing for a while I have to go back through a couple hundred pages before it closes. It's a little ridiculous.
    Menu button -> Windows -> Press the X next to your open tabs.
    Also, holding down the back button will give you a list of your browsing history.

    It's not the same as exiting out of your browser completely, but hopefully those two little tricks will help you out if you didn't already know about them.
    Aha! Thank you. It's not perfect but Windows > X makes this browse MUCH more functional for me.

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    [quote=mrdroid;332575]
    It's not the memory that bothers me. It's the fact that I want to be able to close the browser as if I were in windows and I hit the X. The next time I open the browser I don't want it opening where I left it. That's extremely annoying for me. The only way I can exit the browser is by hitting home which leaves the session as is. I can use the back button but if I've been browsing for a while I have to go back through a couple hundred pages before it closes. It's a little ridiculous.

    Quote Originally Posted by crspang View Post
    I use ATK but like the OP says only to kill a few rogue apps. I also use dolphin browser for two reasons:
    1. I'm used to it
    2. Press and hold back button gives you a clear cache and exit option.

    Just my .02
    If someone can incorporate this functionality into the stock browser I would love that person forever. And donate heavily to their paypal.[/QUOTE

    If you don't like Dolphin, try xScope. It, too, enables you to clear your cache by long pressing the back button to exit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsh1120 View Post
    If you don't like Dolphin, try xScope. It, too, enables you to clear your cache by long pressing the back button to exit.
    I'll give it a try. I initially thought xScope was being talked about as a task killer lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by xliderider View Post
    It doesn't affect SMS text message receipts at all.
    It probably would affect anyone relying on the GV app for SMS though.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrl9851 View Post
    Task killers aren't necessary?
    The fine print has always been "if you have apps that are behaving properly". The meme was spread due to the tendency of OCD n00bs to mis/overuse them, causing themselves more heartaches in the process.
    Last edited by takeshi; 03-23-2010 at 09:46 PM.
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    I've never used a task killer and I have never had my battery drain unusually.
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    I link to " running services " from my desktop - and stop apps that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INSANENEIVIESIS View Post
    hoving a task killer is like watching pr0n on your computer it slows down your phone, and makes you service slow.

    i dont atch pr0n i dont use task killers im clean
    If you don't watch porn then, how do you know it will slow down
    a computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by butch350 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by INSANENEIVIESIS View Post
    hoving a task killer is like watching pr0n on your computer it slows down your phone, and makes you service slow.

    i dont atch pr0n i dont use task killers im clean
    If you don't watch porn then, how do you know it will slow down
    a computer?
    HAHAH Got em.
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