Quickly switch between apps?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by MJE, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. MJE

    MJE New Member

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    Looking for a way to quickly switch between open apps without having to go back through the home screen. Maybe something akin to the task bar on a Windows machine, or the Alt+Tab combination, or even better - the card flicking thing on the Pre.

    Anything like this for Droid?
     
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    Long-press the soft home key my friend.
     
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    MJE New Member

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    So THAT's how I got that window to pop up! I've fumble-fingered it a time or two and gotten that to come up, but couldn't figure out what I'd done.

    Thanks!
     
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    Wow...I never knew that. Sweet!

    Speaking of no user manual :))), my friend ordered her Nexus last night. The manual pdf is 320 pages!
     
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    Give her my condolences. Especially if she got it on ATT ;p
     
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    T-Mobile, her current carrier.
     
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    OP, check my sig. Lots of good hints and help there. ;)
     
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    I actually bookmarked those links :hail:
     
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    theres an app which does this too using the camera button - i think its called taskswitcher but haven't used it in a while
     
  10. CatB

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    This works, thanks, but what I don't understand is, even when I run Advanced Task Killer, kill all tasks so nothing is open, and then Long Press the Home Key, it still shows some of my most recently opened programs, even though they are closed!

    Is there a reason for this?

    Thanks!
     
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    Longpress Home will show the last six apps you had open, it doesn't matter if they are currently running or not.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info! :)
     
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