Auto-kill applications when switching?

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  1. Valkyr47

    Valkyr47 New Member

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    Auto-kill applications when switching?

    I am in my 30 day trial of the motorola Q9m right now, and so far i like it except one glaring thing that is really starting to annoy me with Windows mobile 6 (i have never used a smartphone before so maybe its been in all versions of windows mobile, either way)

    Whenever i run even a simple configuration utility like "home screen management" no matter how i close out of it, it actually stays running. This happens to everything from calendar, to settings menus, to email, etc etc

    so when i go to task manager every single app is still in the task manager as using part the the system memory to run, and i have to actually kill the programs that way?

    Thats like if windows XP forced you to hit alt-ctrl-del and kill programs every single time. Its absurd and im hoping this is just an oversight or configuration error on my part. If not i cant stand that and will look to switching over to a palm os device, unless of course palm os does the same thing... in which case both are dumb
  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    there is no real proven benefit to killing tasks.. WM handles programs that way, the only time i sometimes kill an app is if it potentially could use data..

    there are people/Q users who are obsessed with killing tasks, but never have i seen proof of it making a big difference on battery life.

    there are 3rd party task managers but i am not sure if they work on the Q9, plus basically they do the same as the default task manager.
  3. jasoraso

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    Windows mobile is designed to automatically close programs as needed when memory gets low. A task manager is useful for the OCD users or to switch between running programs, but isn't really necessary.

    I have found the SKTools "FreeUP RAM" useful to release memory that didn't get completely released when programs were automatically closed.

    I use the default task manager to switch between running programs (I have it programmed to the voice recognition key).
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    How did you get SK's FreeUp Ram thing to work more than one time? I've only heard of it being a one time shot, after that it locks up le Q!
  5. It never locks up my q9m....ever.
    I kill apps every so often but it becomes second nature.
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    Oh..I err..guess I did manage to land in a Q9 arena!! Sorry, heading back to standard Qville!

  7. No problem...See RB, this is why we need our models listed under or name or something....so people know which device(s) they have.
  8. rudeboy

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    partly agreed... in all honestly the area name kinda gives it away, but yes not always the case since i replied and i don't have a Q9 myself.

    Chris !!!! :}

    see what he says..
  9. reklisammy

    reklisammy New Member

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    where did you go to make the voice key a shortcut for something else? also..can you do this with any other keys?
  10. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    (next time, start new thread or search), check out this thread..
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