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    Easiest way to multi-task/switch apps?

    Not sure if there is a short cut that I'm missing.

    Say I'm using the browser, then want to switch to handcent, then to tapatalk, then back to browser all without losing the last place in all those apps. I want to be able to switch without having to press "home" and then whatever shortcut/widget on the screen.

    I'm currently using "bar control" and "AltTabApp" both from the market but was hoping there was something better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laramie View Post
    Not sure if there is a short cut that I'm missing.

    Say I'm using the browser, then want to switch to handcent, then to tapatalk, then back to browser all without losing the last place in all those apps. I want to be able to switch without having to press "home" and then whatever shortcut/widget on the screen.

    I'm currently using "bar control" and "AltTabApp" both from the market but was hoping there was something better.


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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but you can long-press the soft home button, and bring up the last six apps you've used.
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    Re: Easiest way to multi-task/switch apps?

    Not sure if this helps, but if you hold the home button while in an app, it shows the 6 most recent apps. You can click one to switch. I just left here (tapatalk) after that last sentence by going to my browser, then went to g talk, then came back and this text box was still up with the words I had typed.
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    Re: Easiest way to multi-task/switch apps?

    Not sure if there is a short cut that I'm missing.

    Say I'm using the browser, then want to switch to handcent, then to tapatalk, then back to browse
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but you can long-press the soft home button, and bring up the last six apps you've used.
    How have I had my droid for nearly three months and didn't know about this?! Man, its like when all else fails, LONG PRESS.

    Thanks for the tip!


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    Re: Easiest way to multi-task/switch apps?

    Not sure if this helps, but if you hold the home button while in an app, it shows the 6 most recent apps. You can click one to switch. I just left here (tapatalk) after that last sentence by going to my browser, then went to g talk, then came back and this text box was still up with the words I had typed.
    He beat you to it but thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. This phone keeps getting better and better. Tapatalk is a great app huh?


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    Re: Easiest way to multi-task/switch apps?

    Definitely...although...it's made my obsession that much worse because I can navigate much faster.

    Lol!
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