Possibly Useful, But Mostly Convenient

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  1. Yoshi and Roy

    Yoshi and Roy New Member

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    If possible, I think someone should figure out how to modify how long the HOME button must be held down for an application to close. For someone like me who always closes applications when he's done using them, closing an application can be a drag because you have to hold the HOME button for 6 seconds. Anyways, yeah, possibly convenient mod.

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  2. Rawd

    Rawd New Member

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    I agree. This would be great..... 3 seconds is long enough.
  3. sickness

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    lol. i jus press the home button once and it directly sends me back to the home page. i dont hold it to close the app.

    having that said, will that ruin my ipot in any way?
  4. gamer4eva

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    I do not believe it will ruin it, but it will deplete your iPod's battery life and increase the chances of the iPod to crash. But other than that it should be fine, no long term damages.


    ~gamer4eva
  5. sickness

    sickness New Member

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    so its recommended that i hold the "home" button rather than jus press it in regards to closing an app?

    so does that apply to every app on my ipot?
  6. JeffS

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    it doesn't necessarily apply to every application, as some actually do close out cleanly when you switch away. The Notes application appears to actually quite when you hit the home button. But MediaPlayer, and Safari will stay alive. I've noticed this while using the terminal emulator. I wrote a quick script to kill anything launching from the Applications directory to try to free things up and run a bit more smoothly.

    If I knew how to make a shell script into an app that could be tapped on, I would, and then pass it around. I've found that killing most of the unused stuff seems to be good for battery, and lack of crashing.

    -Jeff
  7. Yoshi and Roy

    Yoshi and Roy New Member

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    Yeah, typically, closing all of the applications is the best route to go. My battery has thanked me multiple times. I'm just kind of sick of waiting for 6 seconds before I can close something. I'll be it's some easy value to modify, you just have to figure out what file it's in in the first place.
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    RedRoo New Member

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    it would be fantastic to have some sort of 'Close all' type of application. ie play around, finish, and close ALL apps together in one go. Or at least some way to see what might be running in the background? I know i always forget, and having to go back to all the apps i might have open and then close each using 6 second rule is a pain in the backside...

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  9. atticus182

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    i reckon that

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  10. Hazed

    Hazed Retired Moderator

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    Yeah, an extra icon on the home screen that could safely close all running applications would be sweet.

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