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    My maxx updated today & when yet was done the pre loaded task killer was gone. What Is the best one for the maxx. I'm obviously not very techy.... So I could use some help.
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    Hello and welcome to the droid forums. Actually you shouldn't use a task killer for ics. It does it on its own.

    Third party task killers can cause connectivity issues.

    If you want to kill an app, go into manage apps, tap on the app, then select force close..

    Also by long pressing the home button, swipe left or right to clear the recent apps list. :)
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    & that, kind person...is why..I asked. Thank you.
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    No, no, no. Maybe the third time will be the charm on this? :biggrin:

    This does nothing besides clear the recent apps list. And the recent apps list does not act as a task manager in any way. It's a list of apps you've recently used - nothing more, nothing less. It's like the history on your web browser - simply a list of where you've been, not a list of currently open, active web pages (although some may be open). Likewise, the recent apps list is just a history. It just gives a list of apps you've used recently that you might want to go back to. It doesn't tell you if an app is running or not, and swiping it away does not close it if it is running.

    The recent apps list is not a task manager. Clearing it will not close or kill running apps.
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    No its not.. that's why I said, clear the recent apps list ;)

    Oh, but I did say manage apps.. fixing...

    Thanx for pointing that out sir :)
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    Not a problem :) glad I could help :)
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    Yep, that "manage" really derailed the whole thing. Ha, ha. Plus, just the inclusion of the comment makes it seem like clearing the recent apps list is related to killing tasks. Don't want to go confusing people. :p
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    No we don't :)
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    Ok.... So now I'm confused...do i or do i not need a task killer?
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    No you don't :)
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    Oh & if so... Which one? I always used one on my commando, it saved my battery on long days.
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    Got it. Thanks
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    Anytime :)
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    I use Advanced Task Killer myself, only because my Maxx does not seem to stop apps itself. Without the task killer my battery is drained very quickly. I have had no problems with it so far. I know everyone is against task killers but I would rather have one than have my phone die after only about 8 hours of uptime and that is with light use.

    <<--{Droid Razr Maxx ┬░Celcius .215}-->>
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    Its not so much that we're against task killers, as it is that some of us have seen connectivity problems with them..

    Just remember, all the advice we give is purely advice from what we've learned or experienced :) in android, one mans trash is another mans treasure :) if it works for you, awesome.:thumbup: if it starts to cause issues, then we're here to help you get going again and be as helpful as we can.. :) cause after all, without you guys,(members) there is no us :)
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    And, I'll add to this, that many people recommend not using task killers not only because they've caused connectivity issues, but also because several of Google's Android engineers, as well as highly-respected developers who know Android inside and out, recommend against using them for several reasons. Here's a good article that discusses it.
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    You are absolutely right sir. I have learned a great deal here in the forums. Since I have upgraded to .215 I will give it a shot without the task killer.

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    I just upgraded to 215 too... then my son spilled Pepsi on my laptop... so unless they make a wah to side load back to 211.... I'm stuck until I get another laptop
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    Iam with u on that one.laptop less lol

    DROID RAZR/ICS215
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    Lol.. it suuuuuucks!! Mine was only 3 months old lol... oh well... stuff happens :)
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