How the multi-tasking manager should be..

troop231

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Instead of holding on an icon for a second to bring up the little red circle button to close the apps, Apple should implement a gesture to just drag them out of the multi-tasking dock and have a little poof animation to go with it. :cool:
 

Mlrollin91

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Instead of holding on an icon for a second to bring up the little red circle button to close the apps, Apple should implement a gesture to just drag them out of the multi-tasking dock and have a little poof animation to go with it. :cool:
I actually like that idea. Seems quicker and simpler.
 
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iphone1105

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Ya mean like in OSX when you remove an app from the dock? This was brought up alot when iOS4 was announced fwiw
 
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bigsexyy81

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Instead of holding on an icon for a second to bring up the little red circle button to close the apps, Apple should implement a gesture to just drag them out of the multi-tasking dock and have a little poof animation to go with it. :cool:
Send it to Steve. I like.

And there really should be a way to kill the app when leaving it. Unless I missed the memo?
 
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acfusion29

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nice idea...

i thought of this idea a few weeks ago, forgot to post it though.

when we double tap, we should be able to quit the current application running as well. put an X at the top left hand corner or something
 
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rtabdo

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You think there's a reason we're not seeing a lot of OSX animations in iOS? I'm wondering if small things like that eat up power? No clue though...
 
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nunes013

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i like palms webos way of multitasking, i dont how it is on battery life but it is 100x better than apples, although i think apples is second best
 
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Brandonsc

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In order to initiate a drag of the icon, you must tap-hold anyway. It would be a nice alternative, but I don't think it would be much faster.
 
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QuarterSwede

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You mean the fast task switcher?

There is no multi-task manager.
I was going to say the same thing. There is absolutely no need for a kill all background apps button. iOS 4 automagically kills the oldest used app when needed as it is.

Also, poof or red delete button, it's the same amount of clicks and taps.
 
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troop231

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Actually no it wouldn't involve the same amount of clicks or w.e. Double click the home button to bring the tray up, and right away you can use the multitouch display to drag 2 apps at once right off out of the tray, with or without animation it doesn't matter, but it would be much faster than having to double click the home button, tap and hold an app down for a second, then push the little red circle on every app you want to close.
 
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M-5

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Deleting an app requires to tap-and-hold and click the red x. I think it's more intuitive if you just use the same 2 steps to remove an app from the quick-launch bar.

I've only had to remove apps from that bar in the instance of Hipstamatic when it would freeze. I think closing it out with the red x is the same as force-quitting an app by holding the sleep/wake button until the slide-to-unlock slider appears and then holding the home button until it quits.
 
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Becky Austin

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Cool idea! That would make it a lot easier to clear out the running (not really running, but stored in memory) apps.
 
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Castiel

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Great idea, just like OSX. :)

Put it in the apple.com/feedback form for iPhone suggestions.
 
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GfPQqmcRKUvP

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Actually no it wouldn't involve the same amount of clicks or w.e. Double click the home button to bring the tray up, and right away you can use the multitouch display to drag 2 apps at once right off out of the tray, with or without animation it doesn't matter, but it would be much faster than having to double click the home button, tap and hold an app down for a second, then push the little red circle on every app you want to close.
Why do you need to be "closing" so many apps?
 
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eaglesteve

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On top of what has been mentioned, I like to be able to multi select all the icons to remove or keep alive. Think about how selection is done in multiiconmover. In some situations, I want to keepi the 1st, 3rd, and 5th icons ruining, and close all the rest. In certain situations, I like to close only the 2nd and 5th icons.
 
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