Right way to exit browser?
So normally I back out of apps, as I'm told this will allow them to shut down when not needed. What, however, is the "right" way to exit the web browser?
If I've got a full page of stuff, should I just hit Home and go about my business? What about animated GIFs and things? Will they keep going, potentially using more battery than necessary?
I've been closing all windows, opening a new Google search page, then backing out from that... but it's kind of a pain.
- 02-15-2010, 03:09 PM #2
- 02-15-2010, 03:52 PM #3
I would use a program like Advanced Task Killer, then you can press the home button and then go to the app and kill the process for it and it will shut down.
You can make an "ignore" list for apps you want to run in the background and then it wont kill those, and just kill the rest.
- 02-15-2010, 04:10 PM #4
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- 02-15-2010, 05:07 PM #7
Even closing programs with task killer I believe they will start back up on their own. I used task killer for a couple of months then just stopped and didn't notice any change in performance with my Droid. IMO you don't need task killer.
- 02-15-2010, 05:08 PM #8
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- 02-15-2010, 06:56 PM #12
So using a task killer does nothing PLUS now that you have a task killer running in the background killing un needed tasks it is using memory and cycles itself therefore doing more bad then good.
All in all if you just back out of a program like browser using the back button or the home key the program in question will close as soon as it is done doing what it needs to do.
If you guys want a built in alternative to a task killer open your program list hit menu filter then hit running and that will show everything that is running in the background and if you click on an application your can hit force close and that will close it.
- 02-15-2010, 07:05 PM #13
This is not a blackberry. I have found a boost in performance after I stopped using task managers. As for closing the browser, I either hit menu, windows, and close them that way, or just press home. It has not made the slightest difference either way, and sometimes I have quite a few windows open. Man, I love Android. Cheers!
- 02-15-2010, 07:40 PM #14
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- 02-16-2010, 11:53 AM #19
I didn't like having AT&T and Apple people fiddling with my iPhone when I had it, and don't like Verizon people fiddling with my Droid either. I've taken care to set things up the way I want them on my phone; if these folks feel the need to install apps or add widgets to a homescreen, then they should either buy their own or go play with one of the demo units on the floor.
- 02-16-2010, 12:27 PM #20
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- 02-16-2010, 01:48 PM #22
The other advantage of just hitting Home instead of using a task manager is that the browser is still able to open up to the last page you visited when you need it again, if you're interested in going back to the same site.
I haven't really noticed any slowdown or excess battery usage by leaving things open in the background... although the old Windows Mobile user in me still sometimes feels the obsessive urge to attempt to manually end tasks... I guess that's what happens when you use that OS for a while...
- 02-17-2010, 07:44 AM #24
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I had a task killer early on, got rid of it, use to pull my battery (Storm user), finally stopped doing that. Android is a very smooth efficient running software.
Does bring up a good point. Why is there not a home option to go back to the web browser home page? I like to hit menu/Windows/ and close all windows and it will bring up a fresh Google search page (home). It would be nice if you could just hit home on the web page.
- 02-17-2010, 10:46 AM #25