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    Default Moto X: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Iíll often not close apps after Iíve used them and when I go back into the multi window thing and all the apps are sitting there. Iíd prefer to hit one button instead of do 10 swipes.

    Also, what setting do I go in to choose my apps that start up in the background (not the truly open active apps like above). I'll often go into my 'Clean master app and they'll be a number of apps listed to kill that aren't currently open and that I hadn't even opened or used that day, and that i don't even use every day, youtube for example.. Or fandango, which i use once a week max, and google music, which i use never but keep "enabled" in case of the rare occasion i feel like using it.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    I’ll often not close apps after I’ve used them and when I go back into the multi window thing and all the apps are sitting there. I’d prefer to hit one button instead of do 10 swipes.

    Also, what setting do I go in to choose my apps that start up in the background (not the truly open active apps like above). I'll often go into my 'Clean master app and they'll be a number of apps listed to kill that aren't currently open and that I hadn't even opened or used that day, and that i don't even use every day, youtube for example.. Or fandango, which i use once a week max, and google music, which i use never but keep "enabled" in case of the rare occasion i feel like using it.
    I think I know what you are talking about. Let me get a screenshot from my X.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Like in the lower left? I had to use Gravity Box and Xposed Framework.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    I like your wallpaper!

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I like your wallpaper!

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    Thanks. It is the 47 Ronin wallpaper on Zedge.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Thanks. It is the 47 Ronin wallpaper on Zedge.
    Oh, thanks! Maybe I'll try it. I still have stock on my phone. :-)

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Like in the lower left? I had to use Gravity Box and Xposed Framework.

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    omg, that's beautiful. That's is what I thought would not even be an option but what I optimally really wanted. : )
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    omg, that's beautiful. That's is what I thought would not even be an option but what I optimally really wanted. : )
    Be advised: I had to unlock my bootloader which will wipe your device. I had to root. I also installed CWM, to make a Nandroid in case something went wrong. Because I did this, I was not able to accept the 4.4 OTA. And as of this moment, I am not sure if a root method is available for 4.4.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Be advised: I had to unlock my bootloader which will wipe your device. I had to root. I also installed CWM, to make a Nandroid in case something went wrong. Because I did this, I was not able to accept the 4.4 OTA. And as of this moment, I am not sure if a root method is available for 4.4.
    fk. lol.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    I have a app called battery doctor. It has a widget which will kill all apps (even the "hidden" ones) better than any task killer app,

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    You really REALLY do not want to ever do this. Most who want to do this are coming from the Donut / Froyo / Gingerbread model where this was the only way to ensure your phone lasted any reasonable amount of time on battery.

    There's been official reply after reply (mostly in Google I/O sessions from the devs themselves) that has said this is a bad idea and actually hurts battery life pretty dramatically on Android 4+. The reasoning is simple - it now takes more CPU/resources to restart an app (when you inevitably open it again) than it did to keep it running in the background. Android now also does a nearly perfect job of resource management, whereby it kills the oldest task to free up RAM if need be.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Like in the lower left? I had to use Gravity Box and Xposed Framework.

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    I can’t think for the life of me why Android would not add this standard. Any ideas? I guess I don’t have a choice but to next time get a dev edition and have someone root it for me cuz it keeps coming up that “well, this is a good solution but you have to be rooted”. lol. But I still don’t get why they would not make that an option on the standard o/s. ?
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    I canít think for the life of me why Android would not add this standard. Any ideas? I guess I donít have a choice but to next time get a dev edition and have someone root it for me cuz it keeps coming up that ďwell, this is a good solution but you have to be rootedĒ. lol. But I still donít get why they would not make that an option on the standard o/s. ?
    I am not sure why, but it isn't there on my Nexus either.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    I can’t think for the life of me why Android would not add this standard. Any ideas? I guess I don’t have a choice but to next time get a dev edition and have someone root it for me cuz it keeps coming up that “well, this is a good solution but you have to be rooted”. lol. But I still don’t get why they would not make that an option on the standard o/s. ?
    I strongly suggest you read my post above. They didn't put it there because you DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS EVER.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    I strongly suggest you read my post above. They didn't put it there because you DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS EVER.
    There is nothing wrong with clearing the apps in the recents screen. It doesn't always kill them.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    I strongly suggest you read my post above. They didn't put it there because you DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS EVER.
    hmmm. I feel like they're not slower when I close then re-open. I just checked 5 apps. One was a fraction of a second slower to open, but that is 10x less inconvenient than swiping 10 apps off the recent apps.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    There is nothing wrong with clearing the apps in the recents screen. It doesn't always kill them.
    Actually, yes it does. On Android 4+, "clearing" an app from what you call the recents screen, isn't the recents screen - it's the switch app screen and yes it does definitely kill the app.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    Actually, yes it does. On Android 4+, "clearing" an app from what you call the recents screen, isn't the recents screen - it's the switch app screen and yes it does definitely kill the app.
    Not always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    hmmm. I feel like they're not slower when I close then re-open. I just checked 5 apps.
    Google Android devs have repeatedly shown this to be a confirmation bias. Task killers only benefit is where you have an app that is malfunctioning and taking too much resources, by which you should uninstall that app. Global kills are a shotgun approach to a sniper problem.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Not always.
    With respect, yes it does.

    Since we're in the Moto X forums, that is. All Android 4+ devices with a dedicated app switch button will kill the app and restart its background process.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    With respect, yes it does.

    Since we're in the Moto X forums, that is. All Android 4+ devices with a dedicated app switch button will kill the app and restart its background process.
    And on my Moto X, when I open up Play Music and play a song, swipe away the app in the recents app screen, the music is still playing. Therefore, not completely killed.

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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    Google Android devs have repeatedly shown this to be a confirmation bias. Task killers only benefit is where you have an app that is malfunctioning and taking too much resources, by which you should uninstall that app. Global kills are a shotgun approach to a sniper problem.
    Do you have a source other than yourself? I mean like an article or FAQ somewhere that Google or a ROM developer said it's a bad idea to swipe away your recent apps? Not saying I don't believe you, but I'd be interested in reading what they have said about it.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoelerDroid View Post
    Google Android devs have repeatedly shown this to be a confirmation bias. Task killers only benefit is where you have an app that is malfunctioning and taking too much resources, by which you should uninstall that app. Global kills are a shotgun approach to a sniper problem.
    Task killer kills other things than just closing your recent apps, no? Pretty sure it's not just a 'close recent apps' app.
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    Default Re: Any way to close all open/active apps at once? Maybe a 1 button toggle or something? ..

    I just downloaded an app killer, app killer pro. It only deleted my start up things that hang out in the background, like 12 of them, it did not delete my recept apps. Maybe we are talking about different things? But then again, i opened it again and the things it said it killed they're asking me do i want to kill them. lol. so i am confused.
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    One of the problems with task killers is endless loops. You kill it and the task starts automagically again, kill, start,, kill start........ Chris

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