who uses task killers?

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    And what are you beliefs and results? I'm still undecided.
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    This topic has been discussed at length several times. I recommend doing a search to read the discussions that have already taken place.
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    Several times? More like every other day.

    If were going to discuss it again please post in the proper area. Task killers are apps.
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    Well I am still new with my Droid but the task killer I'm currently running is working wonders for me.
    I currently have "Advanced Task Killer Free" installed and I have it's widget on one of my home screens so I can click it easily and "kill" all the running apps. It has helped my battery life since I've downloaded it and it was, of course, free. =P
    I call the widget by the name of "Kill Droid". xD
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    Just make sure to set appropriate ignores on apps that really are needed to run from time to time, like gmail, etc... personally I do not use task killers because I end up micromanaging the program and ends up in battery loss, but use it wisely.
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    oh man here we go again.

    *MotorolaDroid hands quest7 a flame suit
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    yea................. i must like typing lol
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    The uninformed. Do a forum search.
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    Sorry. You're simply wrong. Try the following experiment. For a full week continue to do what you're doing. Once a day power cycle your phone. And run your phone until it's below 5% remaining power before recharging.

    Then remove the task killer and run for another seven days. Power cycle once a day and recharge when you are at 5% or less for power.

    Record the results of your experiment. You'll find either no significant difference or that running without a task killer results in longer battery life.

    Try it.
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    @OP: Or you can just trust my word that task killers will hog more battery than their worth.
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    I dont use it for battery control as much, but I can tell if I have a lot of running apps the phone starts to slow down and I just kill all of my tasks via widget, think of it like a Ctrl Alt Del on Windows
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    You can bet, I won't do it again.
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    There's a reason why scientists rely on the scientific method. You have to have a control group in order to make a meaningful comparison. In this case, running without the task killer is the control.
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    Yeah, ain't the scientific method the ****z? Frankly, I despair that it is so little used to resolve questions like this one.
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    Tough.. I used ATK.. I was reading all these threads.. So i deleted it.. To me my phone seems slower. I am awaiting my warranty replacement and with this one, Im going to start without on and see how it is.

    I think it might have been in my head that is was slower.
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    I don't want to get involved in a deep and strenuous discussion, but I do keep Advance Task Manager Widget around in case I need to stop something that isn't running right. Instead if going into manage applications and force closing it, I just tap the widget and stop everything, but I am not under the impression I get better battery life or my phone runs smoother with it. I like to keep my options open, so do I need a Task Killer, probably not, do I use one, yes...but for the right reasons.

    Sent from my Droid thru Time and Space