- 12-02-2011, 09:15 AM #1
I have Spotify,Sirius xm buddy and slacker and was wondering how to close out of these apps. Right now all l do is put them on pause and move on. The problem with this is that they remain open on the lock screen. Is there something im doing wring? Or is this how it just is? TIA
Last edited by JD914; 12-02-2011 at 09:57 AM.
- 12-02-2011, 10:01 AM #3
- 12-02-2011, 02:25 PM #5
I haven't found a way to turn it off on the lock screen.
It has taken me a while to get used to not actually closing apps. I'm OK with it now for most stuff.
But my Slacker app actually verifies you want to exit when you press the back button enough times. But then even after you verify you want to exit, the song stays playing and stays on the lock screen. If it didn't ask to verify exiting it wouldn't bother me so much.
They need to make it consistent with logic. If you want it to act in line with other WP7 apps then leave the functionality as it is but take away the "Exit" prompt. If you want the app to "exit" then exit all parts of the app. And if you can't remove the song from the lock screen then you should at least stop playback.
- 12-02-2011, 03:31 PM #6
I just turn the phone off/on after leaving Slacker at the end of my workday. It's annoying and I wish it would actually close the music player when I leave the app but, I've kinda resigned myself for now to the idea of needing to do a quick power cycle to clear the music player.
- 12-02-2011, 10:02 PM #9
instead of being an apologist why not see the issue for what it is? Its a real issue and I'm sure it will get addressed either by an OS update or more than likely app update.
- 12-04-2011, 10:55 AM #14
pre-Mango this "problem" did not exist (at least for me with Slacker) but, since the Mango update this is the way it's happening now so... clearly they COULD do what we are asking for. I've exited the program, it ASKED me to confirm that I wanted to exit the program... so why is the program STILL there? I don't care about the resource issue, I just want that when I close a program, it stays CLOSED. Speaking as a programmer I would have to call this sloppy coding.
Last edited by wolf1891; 12-04-2011 at 11:00 AM.
- 12-04-2011, 10:58 AM #15
- 12-04-2011, 11:30 AM #16
Your sarcasm is lame and unproductive.
- 12-04-2011, 11:34 AM #17
- 12-04-2011, 11:47 AM #19
- 12-05-2011, 08:21 AM #20
- 12-05-2011, 08:59 AM #21
- 12-05-2011, 12:19 PM #22
Now, this "problem" did exist before Mango. Zune was the only app that would run in the background, and the "now playing" interface, which only displays in the lock screen and when adjusting the volume, always showed the last thing playing in Zune. What changed with Mango is other apps were allowed to run in the background. As a result, other apps were allowed to populate the "now playing" interface.
Having the operating system keep track of the last thing that was played and displaying that even when the app isn't running isn't sloppy code. That's how many of us want it to work. Many of us like being able to pick up where we left off no matter what happened in between.
On the other hand, some people seem to hate seeing that even though it doesn't really affect them. Why? What difference does it make? If it's useful to some people, and it doesn't really affect you, why do you want it removed?
- 12-05-2011, 12:36 PM #23
Zune does not play in the background of all apps. I was listening to music and wanted a flashlight. When I pressed the button to turn on the flashlight, the song stopped. When I turned the flashlight back off, the music started up again.
- 12-05-2011, 12:42 PM #24
EDIT: recording a video is what stops Zune, not taking pics. So the flashlight app must be simulating a video recording to achieve constant on.
Last edited by ninjaap; 12-05-2011 at 12:50 PM.