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Regular Contributor
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎12-10-2008
My Device: Not Specified

How do I find out what applications are running?

How do I find out what applications are running in the background?  I had a Sony P1i smart phone and you were able to bring up a list of currently running apps. You could then shut down ones not needed to free up memory.
Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

Hi,

At the homesecreen, press alt and escape together. It will show you what is running.

4 icons will always appear, home, messages, call logs and browser, by design.

The others that appear are open apps.

You can also press your menu key from within an application and select switch applications.

It will show you the apps running as well.

Thanks

 

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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎12-10-2008
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Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

Thats not in the book! Thank you. However I have 5 icons and the one I cannot close is BlackBerry messenger, it refuses to close, any tips?
Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
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Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

Hi,

Messenger is one I forgot!  I deleted it because I don't text, but it should appear.

Thanks

 

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Posts: 95
Registered: ‎11-01-2008
My Device: Blackberry Bold

Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

There is an escape key on the bold?  I dont see it?
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Posts: 40
Registered: ‎05-13-2008
My Device: Bold, 8700g

Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

It's the button between the trackball and the 'end call' button. 
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Posts: 95
Registered: ‎11-01-2008
My Device: Blackberry Bold

Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

Thanks Dox!
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Registered: ‎10-16-2008
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Re: How do I find out what applications are running?

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Nice post Bifocals, Kudos for you

I believe you must tag this under memory or something like that

Message Edited by urumilton on 12-15-2008 11:14 PM
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