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Back button "closes" programs?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dnvnk, Mar 6, 2010.

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    at this website, the author quotes the following:
    Is he saying that "BACK" actually closes applications? I was under the impression that applications never closed, until you reboot or "force quit."
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    The may not close completely but they stop hogging CPU and allow what you are currently doing be priority...
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    Thanks guys,

    Yeah I figured they didn't actually *close*, and I just thought it odd that the author of that site would make that claim.
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    I've tested both (opening an app and using either Back or Home to exit and then checking with Astro's built in app killer) and both methods tend to "leave apps running". And on his example, while using the browser, hitting Back isn't going to actually just close the browser app. It's going to scroll back through every webpage you've visited that session. Same with any app. Yes, hitting home, then reopening the app will return you to the same place, but hitting back works the same way, only it will just take you back through every page/view, to the one it was on when you started the app initially, and will then close, returning you to that same screen (just like hitting home) should you reopen the app.
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    The App has to be coded to exit with back button.

    So in some cases, its true.
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    Per app basis some are designed to exit from the back button, EStrong file manager is one I can think of right now, but most apps don't utilize that function because as the linked post above says, you don't need to close the apps.
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