1. RikkiRay's Avatar
    Just curious what shows on other users' MXPEs. I checked my running apps & was surprised to see that the Gallery, Camera & Moto Connect were all running in the background.

    I'm not using Moto Connect, so I disabled it. Stopped the Gallery & Camera apps. Went back, opened & closed the Gallery & Camera.

    Went back to see the running apps. Camera again remained running in the background, so I stopped it again. It doesn't appear to be affecting anything else after stopping it.

    Anybody else? Can't see why some things keep running in the background. I've been getting very good battery life for my usage, so maybe stopping these apps will help a little bit more.
    09-21-2015 10:36 PM
  2. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    The camera is running in the background in order to enable the twist to open gesture. I'd suggest to not worry about which apps are running. If you see an app using an inordinate amount of battery in your battery stats, then it's time to take action

    Sent from my XT1575
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    09-22-2015 02:46 AM
  3. djh2011's Avatar
    Speaking of apps running, why is there no "clear all" option when I open up the recent apps through the square button? I really like how quick this phone is, but it's the little things that are starting to get to me. Not being able to customize on screen buttons, having to swipe down twice, lower than expected earpiece volume, and not having a clear function in recent apps.

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    09-22-2015 08:07 AM
  4. ibcop's Avatar
    Speaking of apps running, why is there no "clear all" option when I open up the recent apps through the square button? I really like how quick this phone is, but it's the little things that are starting to get to me. Not being able to customize on screen buttons, having to swipe down twice, lower than expected earpiece volume, and not having a clear function in recent apps.

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    Another one for me too. You can either remove them via the "X" after it shows or swipe it away.

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    09-22-2015 08:10 AM
  5. the tall guy's Avatar
    Speaking of apps running, why is there no "clear all" option when I open up the recent apps through the square button? I really like how quick this phone is, but it's the little things that are starting to get to me. Not being able to customize on screen buttons, having to swipe down twice, lower than expected earpiece volume, and not having a clear function in recent apps.

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    When you refer to swiping down twice, are you referring to the notification panel? if so try swiping down with two fingers, that should get you there quicker.
    09-22-2015 08:12 AM
  6. cwise222's Avatar
    Speaking of apps running, why is there no "clear all" option when I open up the recent apps through the square button? I really like how quick this phone is, but it's the little things that are starting to get to me. Not being able to customize on screen buttons, having to swipe down twice, lower than expected earpiece volume, and not having a clear function in recent apps.

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    Stock Android does not have a clear all option; it's something the OEM's add in. Not sure if that changes in Marshmallow.
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    09-22-2015 08:55 AM
  7. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    Speaking of apps running, why is there no "clear all" option when I open up the recent apps through the square button? I really like how quick this phone is, but it's the little things that are starting to get to me. Not being able to customize on screen buttons, having to swipe down twice, lower than expected earpiece volume, and not having a clear function in recent apps.

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    Install Nova and you will be able to customize on screen buttons. Use two fingers to swipe down and you will only have to do it once...or use Nova to set a swipe down gesture the way you want. My earpiece volume seems very good?? The clear function is not necessary! Been explained so many times in so many forums...they are not "running" in the background as you may think. They are sitting in cache so that they can come up a little faster the next time you want them. This is the way Android works with Ram/Cache. It is NOT like Windows Ram use.
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    09-22-2015 02:13 PM
  8. djh2011's Avatar
    Install Nova and you will be able to customize on screen buttons. Use two fingers to swipe down and you will only have to do it once...or use Nova to set a swipe down gesture the way you want. My earpiece volume seems very good?? The clear function is not necessary! Been explained so many times in so many forums...they are not "running" in the background as you may think. They are sitting in cache so that they can come up a little faster the next time you want them. This is the way Android works with Ram/Cache. It is NOT like Windows Ram use.
    I have Nova installed. I don't see where I can move the triangle, square and circle around. I want the back key on the right. Easier for my right thumb. As for the swipe down, I tried using nova for the swipe down or tap but it won't work correctly. I knew about the 2 finger swipe. Just being picky. :}

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    09-22-2015 02:50 PM
  9. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    I have Nova installed. I don't see where I can move the triangle, square and circle around. I want the back key on the right. Easier for my right thumb. As for the swipe down, I tried using nova for the swipe down or tap but it won't work correctly. I knew about the 2 finger swipe. Just being picky. :}

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    You purchased a 'pure Android' phone. It does not have the extra features added by Samsung and other manufacturers to their phones.
    09-22-2015 04:30 PM
  10. djh2011's Avatar
    You purchased a 'pure Android' phone. It does not have the extra features added by Samsung and other manufacturers to their phones.
    I get that. This is my first "pure" phone so there is a learning curve. Doesn't mean I have to like everything that comes with pure experience. As I said, I'm being picky. But aren't we all? Otherwise, these forums would not be filled up every day.
    09-22-2015 05:00 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    IMO, that just shows how important the OEM "skins" are. I'm not an Android purist in the sense that everything must be AOSP or Nexus. Some of these features might not have come to "stock" Android if OEMs weren't adding it to their interfaces.
    09-22-2015 07:26 PM

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