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Old 11-03-2009, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some applications appear not to have an easy "off" button. So I kill them with the phone hang-up key. BUT, I think they're still there in the background. If I bring up the application switcher, there are lots of apps I haven't used in a while, all still there. Then I have to find a way to kill them one at a time, each with it's own archane key combination or on-screen button to turn them off.

1. Am I correct these are still in the background after I push the red phone (hang-up) key?

2. Am I correct they are sucking down memory while running?

3. Is there a universal, easy way to kill an application? Not that it's difficult, but to remember to press blackberry key, scroll down to the bottom, and push close seems to be a lot of keystrokes. And to push blackberry key, scroll down to application switcher, select the applications one by one, then blackberry-scroll down-Close is just awkward.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some applications appear not to have an easy "off" button. So I kill them with the phone hang-up key. BUT, I think they're still there in the background. If I bring up the application switcher, there are lots of apps I haven't used in a while, all still there. Then I have to find a way to kill them one at a time, each with it's own archane key combination or on-screen button to turn them off.

1. Am I correct these are still in the background after I push the red phone (hang-up) key?

2. Am I correct they are sucking down memory while running?

3. Is there a universal, easy way to kill an application? Not that it's difficult, but to remember to press blackberry key, scroll down to the bottom, and push close seems to be a lot of keystrokes. And to push blackberry key, scroll down to application switcher, select the applications one by one, then blackberry-scroll down-Close is just awkward.
blackberry-scroll down-Close is just awkward, but it's the only sure-fire way, short of a battery pull.

And yes, in all likelyhood most apps are "sucking down" your memory while running. BB's have a rather limited amount of application memory available.
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Just close the app whenever you're done with it and then it won't be so bad to close them down one-by-one from the app switcher.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The back button when held down for a couple of seconds will usually EXIT most applications.
The end call button, puts them to background, eating memory.
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