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Old 07-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was shown a helpful hint from the Verizon people over the weekend and thought I would share it. I was complaining about how the Tour seems to lag and he showed me a way to turn off everything thats running in the background. I have been doing this every once in a while and it helps.

Here's what you do:

ALT L
ALT G
ALT L
ALT G

In that order.

Then a window pops up showing all of the running apps.

You then hit the BB button to the left of the track ball and select clear log. then select delete.

It turns off everything that's running in the BG except of course the OS.

It makes the phone run smoother for me.

Goodluck.

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Old 07-23-2009, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a good tip to clear up memory but it does not stop all applications from running in the background.

They will still be running in the background. You can verify this for yourself. Open some applications, such as Opera Mini, FaceBook, etc.

Press Alt + Escape (key to the right of the trackball) to see all the running applications. Then press Alt + L,G,L,G and clear the logs as stated above.

Then press Alt + Esc again, and the same applications will still be running.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Excellent Tip for clearing up memory, thanks for sharing!
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This is a good tip to clear up memory but it does not stop all applications from running in the background.

They will still be running in the background. You can verify this for yourself. Open some applications, such as Opera Mini, FaceBook, etc.

Press Alt + Escape (key to the right of the trackball) to see all the running applications. Then press Alt + L,G,L,G and clear the logs as stated above.

Then press Alt + Esc again, and the same applications will still be running.
Oh, well thanks for clarifying. I am not the most tech savvy BB guy. Just glad it does something helpful
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BTW...
you can just hold ALT then press LGLG
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you can just hold ALT then press LGLG
^ What he said.

Also, this command doesn't really show you the running apps. This is the device event log. It's a great advanced troubleshooting tool.

The best ways to see running apps is the Alt-Esc method listed above, or in BB OS > 4.7, pressing & holding the Blackberry key also brings up the task switcher.
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^ What he said.

Also, this command doesn't really show you the running apps. This is the device event log. It's a great advanced troubleshooting tool.

The best ways to see running apps is the Alt-Esc method listed above, or in BB OS > 4.7, pressing & holding the Blackberry key also brings up the task switcher.
Yes advanced trouble shooting is what I meant .

Whew glad you pointed out my typo.

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Old 07-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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... and not to rain on anyone's parade... but the event log is relatively small. Clearing it isn't going to free up large amounts of memory. It's barely noticeable in most cases.
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