Disable Multitasking - is there one that works for 4.3.1?

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  1. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

    Bl0ckHe1d

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    The above title pretty much says all!!

    Tried using the existing multitask disabler and activate the tweak via Winterboard but no such luck!!

    Used to work on 4.2.1! :confused:

    Also noticed that some of the themes does not work via Winterboard too...!
     
  2. jp70 macrumors member

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    Spingtomize

    Works extreamly well. It's not free, but worth every penny.
     
  3. The LPT macrumors regular

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    did you try editing the plist file in the springboard.app folder?
     
  4. aleni macrumors 68020

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    why do u want to disable multitasking? i use springtomize to add a x button on apps that are on the multitasking bar so i can close them quick when i need more rams.

    please tell me why u want to disable it?
     
  5. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    On the same note. What's the difference between disabling it and not using it?
     
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

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    im using it, but i always quit games after i finished playing, especially 3D games like modern combat 2 and n.o.v.a 2. other apps i let them suspended because i often need them back fast.
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    It sort of defaults to using it, you'd have to close programs in the bar and bring it up every time. I can see that as a less then ideal solution.

    But you're right it is do able.
     
  8. cyclone84 macrumors regular

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    Have you tried Backgrounder + SwitcherMod?

    Both are free (in Cydia) and work very well on 4.3.1.
     
  9. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    Multitasking would be a lot better if it was limited to 6-8 apps. Does anyone really scroll three screens back to relaunch an app? I did a little experiment and I was able to get over 40 apps going on the dock. I don't klnow what the upper limit is but it seems really dumb to have so many going.
     
  10. Bl0ckHe1d thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly - you sir have answered the question!!

    User Preference really!
     
  11. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me that hardly ever uses multi-tasking? I get why I'd use it in theory. In practice however, my instinct is to just click the home button rather than open the multi-tasking thing and change apps that way.
     
  12. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I just use Backgrounder + Remove Recents. Still working perfectly for me.
     
  13. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

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    edit the NP****.plist file using ifile located inside the springboard.app and set the multitasking string to false
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    *facepalm*

    The multitasking bar != multitasking. The multitasking bar is really just an app switcher (like Cmd+Tab [OS X] or Alt+Tab [Win]). Most of what you have in there isn't actually running in the background.

    Unless you're jailbroken and have disabled multitasking or are on an older iDevice that doesn't support it, iOS is multitasking whether or not you use the multitasking bar.

    iOS actually does a very good job at killing apps to release memory for other tasks. Very few need to disable it.
     
  15. dudeabiding macrumors 6502

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    Springtomize>Multitasking OFF. I also use SBSettings>Processes to switch off whatever is on that I don't want.
     
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