Can the touch be hacked to close programs faster?

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  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow Member

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    I am sick of holding the button for five seconds to completely close a program. Is there any setting to decrease the time to something like 1 second.
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    how do you mean?
    When i press the home button it take me back to the springboard in under a second (ish)
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    Thrash_648 New Member

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    i just tap it and it closes :/
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    That does not close a program just minimizes it. It is still running and draining the battery.
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    well then i would think that the 5 second timing was put in to stop people acidentaly closing apps
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    Could do the same with 2 seconds.

    I agree with Darkshadow and want it shortened significantly. I think some apps, like notes & calendar, would not significantly drain the battery if it's minimized and not closed. But many other apps, especially those using wifi like safari, definitely drain the battery faster if it's minimized and not closed.
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    DerekVOF Active Member

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    I'd like to see some numbers on whether applications in the background actually do anything. I know that the obvious ones - like music & MobileScrobbler - continue to run in the background, but I don't see Safari updating pages or continuing to load or anything when I "minimize" them...
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    open a ssh connection and use something like the "top" command
    you'll see the most cpu intensive tasks refreshed each second
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    I wish there was a program to see what all you have opened... now i have to go through each one to see if they are closed.
  10. FregoS

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    There is, i just can't remember it.

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    hope that helps ya
    but it's in productivity i think, but there is a program like that. it just doesn't kill the applications...

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