Why won't my gps turn off?

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  1. mitchb2

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    As far as I can see i have no apps active that use gps, but the icon is there and my battery is being eaten.
     
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    idk what is causing to turn on, but keep it off by adding the power saver widget to ur homescreen and click it to keep it off
     
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    If you exit out of your browser before it fully loads, sometimes the GPS can get left on while it looks for "location." I had this quite a bit because I was always using the back button to exit the browser. Now I just hit home and forget it, or you could set your home page to about:blank.
     
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    I've actually had this same problem recently, since upgrading to maps 4.0. I'm not sure if that's the issue, but I did not notice it before. I've killed different tasks looking for the cause, and once GPS turned off when I killed the browser (but I always use the home button to exit) and once when I killed Shop Saavy (even though I had not used Shop Saavy since my last reboot). I don't know if these were the actual problems or if the GPS just finally turned off by coincidence, but that's what I've experienced.
     
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    I've had Weather Widget and Beautiful Widgets both hang on the GPS lately.
     
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    I use a task killer when this happens, which has been happening to me less recently. There was a period of about two days where it was doing it constantly.

    I don't like to turn off the GPS in the system settings because there are other things that use GPS that don't **** up.
     
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    How do you make this happen ON PURPOSE? I actually want my GPS to stay on. Evidently its possible even if its called a "bug".
     
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    Setting your home page to about: blank will pull a default blank home page, it has helped me a ton with the gps.
     
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