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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Not Specified

[Wish] Kill App Button

Hello RIM,


sometimes third party apps (beta or otherwise) take a lot of CPU and the blackberry keeps displaying the rotating hourglass forever until I reboot it.


a friend of mine has iPhone which has a cool feature, if you hold a button 4-5 sec while in an application, it kills the application.


I wish the next blackberrys will include this feature.



Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: [Wish] Kill App Button

This would certainly provide freedon to the users of BlackBerry. But at present your can check which apps are running and killing your processor. Just host Alt key and press the Escape key (right side button beside trackball). By default 5 apps will be running all the time and can't be stopped. These are Messages, Home, Call Log, Browser, BB Messenger. Rest of the apps can be closed individually whenevr required.

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