11-11-2010 05:32:13 PM
Ok I've had this phone, Captivate, and the advanced task killer for two weeks. The notifications that stay at the top of the phone have been working fine until today. When a message first comes in it puts the message indicator at the top but as soon as the screen times out, now the app killer kills it -- I guess since I've exited the task killer now and the notifications are working properly.
Does anyone know of a list of apps to keep running or can tell me what the app name is that will keep the notifications on top? Thanks
11-11-2010 05:43:16 PM
11-11-2010 07:37:10 PM
For the last two weeks my phone ran great with the task killer. It's just like all of a sudden things started not working on the phone.
Does anyone know if there are any classes on this phone? I had a friend who went to class for his phone.
11-12-2010 07:43:38 AM
I have used ATK since I got my Captivate. Love the app, and does exactly what I need it to. The age old debate about task killer or not on Android...is to me a personal choice. It does no harm, and others can argue, does no good...for me, it is a world of awesomeness. I never turn my phone off, and reboot unless it hangs long enough I get impatient (maybe 7 times, and all from trying new apps). For me, when the "system" starts to get slow, I kill what I don't want, plus, lots of apps do NOT give an option to exit or close, when you are done with them. They then remain in memory, waiting to run in the background. Now while this is not running any process and should technically not burn battery life, it does mean apps are still taking up available memory. Wait 10, 15, 30 mins, an hour...? For them to be unloaded? I am not patient enough for that. So I use ATK. Again though, this debate could go on and on, as it still is. It gets my vote though.
11-12-2010 08:02:16 AM - edited 11-12-2010 08:03:06 AM
I don't have a problem using a "task killer" if I only knew what task or processes to kill or not to kill, for example under "running services" I have these listed. It's unknown to me what if any of these
DRM Protected content storage
Available: 15MB + 138… Other: 63MB in 4 services
(I guess this means I have 153mb of memory free and 63mb of memory is being used by apps or services running?) Sorry this phone is so new to me.
When I was running the Advanced Task Killer it would only list services and apps coded something like com.app.google.gaproc or something like that, and again I'm not sure what to kill or not to kill in an app killer. How do you know which ones to kill?
Thanks in advance
11-12-2010 08:16:42 AM
To be safe, I only kill the apps and I use and/or do not want to be used. As an example, after I view pics in the gallery, and I go and kill that one. Or, my web browsers, games, etc. Some things I want left alone, like Facebook, Volume Timer, WeatherBug, and so on. Anything that seems more system related I would not touch, but those are more advanced type of questions that I do not know about myself. So I just leave them alone and kill only the apps I have added or I am sure are not directly required by the system.
11-12-2010 11:01:46 AM
11-12-2010 07:59:09 PM
Sounds like you might have to go into the setting of ATK. I run the same app on the same phone. From that list of apps that you put up, it seems like the setting as set to high and ATK is looking at ALL running programs to include apps and one of them happens to be your SMS program. I'm not 100% sure which setting it is seeing how I'm setting at work with a dead phone now. You will be able to tell which setting it is cause when you click on it you will have like three choices to choose from (High, Medium, Low). And when you click on of those setting a brief description will come up telling you what you are doing. So try adjusting your setting before you scrap the app.
Hope this helps you out.