how do you use Remove Recents?

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  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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  2. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    I thought "Remove Recents" just ran in the background and removed everything whether you liked it or not. I tried it and didn't like it. Just a little too intrusive.

    I use "Remove Background" because it does have a SBSettings toggle.
     
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    It works automatically. It will remove any app, when minimized, that supports fast switching only and no other multitasking features of iOS 4.x.

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  5. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it better than Remove Background?
     
  6. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    It's different. Remove Background can, depending on how you configure it, stop all apps from running, regardless of iOS 4.x multitasking features supported.

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  7. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Remove recent removes apps that aren't being backgrounded so they don't show up in the dock.

    Remove background will clear out the rest of the apps that are backgrounded so you have nothing in your dock at all.

    I use both and love them.
     
  8. tesilential macrumors regular

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    I don't like remove recents because it essentially eliminates multitasking.

    In my case only phone and mail would stay open and within easy access.


    How does remove recents play with multiflow? Does it close all multiflow windows except running apps as well?
     
  9. esadb macrumors 65816

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    How do you configure Remove Background? I dont remember seeing any Settings for it.. its just a toggle.
     
  10. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    I prefer Remove Background as you are in control of what gets removed.
     
  11. esadb macrumors 65816

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    How are you in control? Remove Background closes everything in the multi tasking bar? No...??
     
  12. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    There is now a Remove Background app and a Remove Background SBSettings toggle on Cydia. The app is used to configure what the toggle does.

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  13. F123D macrumors 68040

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    There two versions I believe. One through SBSettings and one that downloads an actual icon to your SB. I downloaded the non-SBSettings version and activate it through a gesture with Activator. This version, you can manually go in and customize what apps you want removed.
     
  14. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Not necessarily.....

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  15. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I disagree. The apps that RemoveRecents kills are those that fill up the task switcher but don't use Apple's multitasking functionality. For me it removes clutter and makes perfect sense along with RemoveBackground.
     
  16. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Remove Recents only removes (closes) apps that support Fast Switching only. No more and no less. There is no reason to not close them nor is there a reason to have control over when they get closed.

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  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    Thats what the remove recents does.
    It removes stuff that show up at the task switcher but dont really multitask, they're just listed there for quick acess.
     
  18. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    I use remove recents as it helps keep my task bar clean of what would otherwise be noise. I use switcher plus with it which then allows me to close all remaining multitasking programs or one at a time. The two together have worked well for me.
     
  19. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    I've found that having that sort of control /is/ useful when it means I save the 15 seconds it takes for say TomTom or similar apps to load. Especially with how little RAM some of these apps use.
     
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    +1 for remove background. If you hate the multitasking feature (which some people do) then the remove recents will work better for you. Remove Background you can choose to close the app you want or all of them at once. Plus you can configure it to activate using Activator. Not sure if Recents does this too but I think it's a nice feature.
     
  21. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    switcher plus is pretty good too.

    it allows you to remove previous apps working.
     
  22. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Remove Recents does not close TomTom or any other app that uses the multitasking features of iOS 4.x.

    Learn what an app does before you knock it....

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  23. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    remove background does not allow you to force quit certain apps right?
     
  24. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Huh?

    Remove Background can be configured to remove all apps or you can add "Exceptions" which are apps to not remove.

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  25. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    i use chat clients such as palringo that does not support ios multitasking and use backgrounder to run in backgroun. remove recents kills this even though it was backgrounded by backgrounder, while with remove backgrounds i can configure exceptions to not remove palringo, so it removes everything else....

    remove background is the way to go....
     

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