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Old 10-11-2004, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Two quick questions.

1) The memory on my 7100t is slowly being chewed up. I have deleted messages and cleared caches and this has not seemed to free the memory. What could be using this memory and what can I do to free it.

2) When I hide something like the browser - how can I recall that browser at that point that I hid it (Can I even do that?). If not how can I close off the hidden app.

Thanks - Sorry for what are probably basic BB questions - but this is my first BB.
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alt+Escape works to switch apps on the 7100. Hold Alt, hit escape, then while still holding Alt, roll the wheel to select the app you want. It will switch when you release Alt. Hope this helps. I don't know anything yet about freeing memory, I've had my 7100 less than a week.
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Upon further investigation it appeasr that there may be a small memory leak in one of the apps. Without opening anything other than messaging the memory was slowly consumed. A soft reset (IE yank the battery) recalimed the memory but it was then slowly but surely used.
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Hi,

I have a question. It seems like I can not close a couple apps.

For example, when I go to look at all open apps I always have phone, messages, IM, Browser, Home screen open

Even if I go into them and close them out. Is this normal?
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there a way to make the browser not show the bookmarks when it's opened?

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Has anyone else noticed this memory leak issue, or found a way to stop it? The memory on my 7100t is constantly being eaten up, and I can only get that memory back by rebooting the darn thing! (Clearing caches, deleting messages, etc. doesn't help.)
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I have noticed memory leak on 7290. I only have the RIM apps on the BB. It takes about 2 weeks to begin running slow, and after three months it's like a dog. Pull battery or press SHIFT + CAPS + DEL as per the help file to to reset the unit. I now routinely reset once a week out of habit. This might explain why some people claim BB's are slow and others claim they are not. I am running latest version of OS. I suspect the memory leak is within the kernel, possibly the TCP/IP stack? Not unusual, I have heard many horror stories from other engineers who work in telco industry wrg to the quality of software on phones.
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windows Betas and windows ME have always been plauged with memory leaks mainly related to the the explorer and one due to the ip stack in vista (codename "longhorn") alpha 4051 so memory leaks are rather common not just on cell phone but on all os software i have heard a few stroies on mac os but haven't been able to first hand encounter them but yeah. so expect this kinda stuff it just happens when Programmers and software engineers are rushed and some times are just plain unavoidable. in microsoft case if they will focus on not intergrating Internet explorer as the systems explorer in a whole that would fix alot of there problem on the blackberry side i am not exactly sure what is causing the leak but i am researching it to see if i can find a fix.
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