Task killers aren't necessary? I highly disagree.

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  1. jsh1120

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    If it makes you feel better, go for it. Just recognize that at the very best you'll sacrifice load time performance when you need an app again. The best you can hope for is to come out even over time. But again, if it makes you feel good, go for it.
     
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    I'm almost positive BW does not use GPS - I have never seen it use it on mine and I've had it since the beginning.

    I use no Task Killers and my battery life is great. If you need to kill a program, make a shortcut to Settings/Manage Applications, filter it to running apps and then select the one you want and hit Force Close.
     
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    I use ATK but like the OP says only to kill a few rogue apps. I also use dolphin browser for two reasons:
    1. I'm used to it
    2. Press and hold back button gives you a clear cache and exit option.

    Just my .02
     
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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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