1. gil_happy's Avatar
    Hello, I have installed a custom ROM (6.0.1 w/ root access, etc) on my Android TV device (Google ADT-1) and I have some general Android questions (I think they are general questions) about adding some specific apps, as well as customizing the view on my TV. Here are my questions:

    - Can anyone recommend a task killer app? I'm looking for something simple that just closes all of the open apps. Basically an app that once I click on the icon, it just closes all of the open apps (I don't need it to do anything fancy like closing system apps, etc).

    - Can anyone recommend a reboot app? I'm looking for an app that once you click on it, it will ask you if you want to reboot, power down, etc. Simple and easy again is all I need.

    - For the next one, I'm not sure of the correct wording, but I'm looking for something that will allow me to resize (make smaller) the Android viewing screen on my TV. If you look at the attached photo of my TV, you can see that when viewing something simple like the clock settings, you can see that it is cropped. Is there an app, or setting in Android that I can make the viewing area smaller?

    - Lastly, is there are way to add a app 'shortcut' an desktop? Currently, if I want to open an app (speedtest, vpn app, etc), I need to go into the 'App Drawer' to open any of the mentioned apps - is there a way to create a 'shortcut' to add to the 'desktop' (again, I'm sure this is the incorrect wording).

    Sorry for asking so many questions on one thread.
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    11-25-2017 06:11 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    - Can anyone recommend a task killer app? I'm looking for something simple that just closes all of the open apps. Basically an app that once I click on the icon, it just closes all of the open apps (I don't need it to do anything fancy like closing system apps, etc).
    That would close the TV app, the user interface app, etc., and you'd be left with a room warmer. If you can get to a "recently used apps" screen, wiping them off that screen kills them. It should take a minute to wipe 30 apps off.

    - Can anyone recommend a reboot app? I'm looking for an app that once you click on it, it will ask you if you want to reboot, power down, etc. Simple and easy again is all I need.
    Don't you get that if you hold the power button down for a second or two?

    - For the next one, I'm not sure of the correct wording, but I'm looking for something that will allow me to resize (make smaller) the Android viewing screen on my TV. If you look at the attached photo of my TV, you can see that when viewing something simple like the clock settings, you can see that it is cropped. Is there an app, or setting in Android that I can make the viewing area smaller?
    I don't think so.

    - Lastly, is there are way to add a app 'shortcut' an desktop? Currently, if I want to open an app (speedtest, vpn app, etc), I need to go into the 'App Drawer' to open any of the mentioned apps - is there a way to create a 'shortcut' to add to the 'desktop' (again, I'm sure this is the incorrect wording).
    It's the correct wording. Find the app in the app drawer. Long-press it and you should see the desktop (in a smaller form). Keeping your finger on the app, drag it to the desktop. (And what it creates is a shortcut.)
    11-26-2017 03:31 PM
  3. gil_happy's Avatar
    Rukbat, thank you for your replies... to your comments:

    - regarding the task killer, there isn't any 'recently used apps' screen and of course since this is connected to a TV via HDMI, there is no way to 'swipe'. I'm surprised there isn't an app or an option to do what you do on your phone using the 'recent apps' button to close any / all open apps.

    - Regarding the power button, there is one, but I was looking for a software based option. I just installed one from the app store and it seems to be fine.

    - Regarding the long press and dragging and dropping, (as mentioned above), since it is a TV device and connected via HDMI, there is no touch screen. However, I will need to see if there is way to do via the bluetooth keyboard (however, I don't think so for these kinds of devices).
    11-27-2017 04:56 PM

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