Originally Posted by AlexKidd
Hold down the ALT key and press the Escape key (to the right of the pearl) and you'll open a task-switcher. This shows all currently running applications in the background. This is like ALT-TAB on your PC.
Yes, I had found the Alt + Esc dialog, and that would be nice if you could view a file manager, or something with a bit more detail. Plus, there is no way to truly "Close" or shut anything down from the Alt + Esc dialog.
It's not complete, but there is a basic File Explorer in the Media app. Open it, then click the menu button and then select "Explore". It's still really only for Media stuff though, poking through the innerds of the file system is not advisable because it's just applications. All settings and document files are neatly organized into "databases" which can be backed up very easily using the Desktop Manager. Upgrading/changing OS versions on a blackberry is SOO much easier than on a Windows Mobile device because of this "forced compliance" to keep out. |
Yes, but Applications would be nice, if you could shut down or uninstall them from there.
I tried switching to every app showing in my Alt + Esc dialog, and then closing the application. No way to do that. I had thought that Windows Mobile was the only OS out there that assumed they could manage memory better than users and so do not easily allow fully closing apps. But apparently BB does the same. Big problem with that is how BB frees up memory when it is needed. Instead of, say, closing the longest-ignored application, it starts deleting data! First, the call logs, and then email messages. Not a beneficial policy, IMO!!
BTW, tell me this doesn't stink: AT&T-Cingular version of the Curve has PTT rolled into the Core Application module, and it is always running in the background. No way to disable it, remove it, or even shut it down. I don't subscribe to PTT, and most likely never will. Yet there it is taking up memory. I spoke with a few different AT&T techs and they tried to push blame on BB; I didn't buy that at all. BB does create the Core App module, but I am sure it is built to the specs of the wireless provider.
I did see where I could remove two short lines of code from one .ALT file with a JavaLoader but I'm not up to speed enough to try something like that. Yet...
Thanks again, Alex.