Task killers aren't necessary? I highly disagree.

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  1. xliderider
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    I'm using Juice Defender now to shutdown APN data to just 1 minute every 15 minutes. Since I don't live and die by the email I receive or don't receive instantly, I'm taking the battery saving benefits. It doesn't affect SMS text message receipts at all.
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    Yea thats ways easier than just having a task killer.
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    i prefer xscope it has a task killer to kill apps if needed.
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    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.

    If someone can incorporate this functionality into the stock browser I would love that person forever. And donate heavily to their paypal.
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    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.
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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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    turn off the geolocation.
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    Aha! Thank you. It's not perfect but Windows > X makes this browse MUCH more functional for me.

    Holding down the back button just scrolls through all my history as if I'm just hitting back over and over.
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    I'll give it a try. I initially thought xScope was being talked about as a task killer lol
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    It probably would affect anyone relying on the GV app for SMS though.

    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.
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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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    If you don't watch porn then, how do you know it will slow down
    a computer?
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    HAHAH Got em.
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