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    Default Recent app list requires reboot

    Every now and then the multitasking feature on the Note 2 stops working.
    I would press the home button and nothing happens. If I reboot my device it starts working again.
    Does anyone know how to get it working again without having to do a reboot?

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    Last edited by cdf3; 02-06-2013 at 08:14 PM.
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    Maybe out of memory. Next time it happens hokd the home key and then go to the pie chart menu. Click ram at the top and see how much you are currently using. If most of it is full click clear memory and try multiview again.

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    It seem like you are running an app that using too much memory in the ram. I suggest you look at the active list in task manager to find out which app is using the most. I rarely go over 1.4 gig of ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    Maybe out of memory. Next time it happens hokd the home key and then go to the pie chart menu. Click ram at the top and see how much you are currently using. If most of it is full click clear memory and try multiview again.

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    That won't work because when this happens, holding the home key only gives a slight vibration, but nothing else. The Task Manager nor Google Now would appear.

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    Wow. Well it still could he a memory issue. So you cant go into settings or anything then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    Wow. Well it still could he a memory issue. So you cant go into settings or anything then?

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    Next time it happens I'll try going to memory management from the device settings menu. Hopefully clearing RAM will fix it the next time it happens again. It has only happened about 4 or 5 times since I've owned the Note 2. I've had it for about 6 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    Maybe out of memory. Next time it happens hokd the home key and then go to the pie chart menu. Click ram at the top and see how much you are currently using. If most of it is full click clear memory and try multiview again.

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    Had it happen to me again. I went into applications and cleared the memory, as well as end the process of all running apps. Still couldn't get the multitasking feature using the home button to work. After a reboot it begin working again.

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    My Note II finally received the JB 4.1.2 update (on the Rogers network in Canada) and to enable/disable the multitask feature, it is done by holding the back button and not the home screen button.
    Can't see why it would be the home button on your device and back button on mine...have you tried it by holding the back button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumthinNew View Post
    My Note II finally received the JB 4.1.2 update (on the Rogers network in Canada) and to enable/disable the multitask feature, it is done by holding the back button and not the home screen button.
    Can't see why it would be the home button on your device and back button on mine...have you tried it by holding the back button?
    I'm not sure if I'm referring to the correct feature, but I'm referring to the one that allows you to view running apps and switch back and forth between them.
    Not the split screen feature that allows you to have two apps running on the screen at the same time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdf3 View Post
    I'm not sure if I'm referring to the correct feature, but I'm referring to the one that allows you to view running apps and switch back and forth between them.
    Not the split screen feature that allows you to have two apps running on the screen at the same time.


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    Oh...I see what you mean now.
    I call it the "recent" app list, displaying the last 10 or so opened apps.
    Are you running a launcher app that may be causing this conflict?
    When you press the home button twice consecutively, does it at least open up google voice search or S-voice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumthinNew View Post
    Oh...I see what you mean now.
    I call it the "recent" app list, displaying the last 10 or so opened apps.
    Are you running a launcher app that may be causing this conflict?
    When you press the home button twice consecutively, does it at least open up google voice search or S-voice?
    OK. Thanks for the correct name. I went ahead and changed the name of the thread.
    I'm running Nova Launcher.
    Double tapping the home button does nothing. I can set it to do an action if I enable it.
    I contacted the developer of Nova Launcher and he informed me that Nova Launcher has no effect on the recent app list feature.

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    Last edited by cdf3; 02-06-2013 at 08:55 PM.
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    Was happening to me on a ljc stock rom... anything I did didn't help it... (except reset)

    Moved on to ma5 and haven't had the issue since


    It is well known with android you should restart the phone once a day... at least it used to be well known.

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    Seesm like I'm not the only one having this issue.


    Holding home button won't bring up recent apps

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