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  1. MrChris2000's Avatar
    The current limit on 'Lock screen background tasks' is really low.
    This was an issue on Windows 8 as well, but for some reason its more problematic on 10 as a lot of the Microsoft apps want background processing as well - eg Xbox app.

    So now I'm having to make tough choices as to which apps get background privs, when as a user I want them all to be able to run in the background.

    Any thoughts on whether this may change in future?
    01-26-2015 10:16 AM
  2. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    Oh this problem.. Don't understand what Microsoft was thinking here.
    I get that too many background tasks can be problematic for phones and tablets causing them to run slowly, but why is this restriction imposed on PCs as well? Even those with plenty of RAM and CPU power have to limit the no. of tasks, which I think its silly. Shouldn't Windows automatically adjust the limit based on the PC hardware?
    We should all provide feedback on this issue. Hopefully the limit will increase, if not go away completely, or adjust itself automatically.
    01-26-2015 10:26 AM
  3. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    I do not think there should be any limit. Software should not limit users is any way what so ever. Its just like video games. If I want to run a game at full settings i see the results. So if users want 100 background processes than inform the user after say 5 or 10 that this will impact performance. They can even make a nice little bar to show you this for those who love to see bars and stuff. This way its all on the users. If i have a old windows 10 phone and want to bog it down with background tasks to kill my battery its my choice :)
    01-26-2015 11:42 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I do not think there should be any limit. Software should not limit users is any way what so ever. Its just like video games. If I want to run a game at full settings i see the results. So if users want 100 background processes than inform the user after say 5 or 10 that this will impact performance. They can even make a nice little bar to show you this for those who love to see bars and stuff. This way its all on the users. If i have a old windows 10 phone and want to bog it down with background tasks to kill my battery its my choice :)
    the problem comes in when average joe comes in, does whatever and then proceeds to complain about those things. (see, cellular download restrictions)
    I've seen plenty of people wondering what this weird magnification thing is (a bug???) and it turns out to be the zoom accessibility feature. Even though they must have somehow turned it on before.
    I could potentially get behind breaking the limits, but the alerts probably will need to be repeated occasionally and made exceedingly clear.
    01-26-2015 06:50 PM
  5. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    the problem comes in when average joe comes in, does whatever and then proceeds to complain about those things. (see, cellular download restrictions)
    There is no logical reason for there to be any limit for PCs with sufficient RAM and CPU power. Microsoft can, and should increase it.
    Last edited by Sagar Limaye; 01-28-2015 at 06:23 AM.
    01-28-2015 05:25 AM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    There is no logical reason for there to be any limit for PCs. Microsoft can, and should remove it.
    There is a logic to it not everyone has for example a i7 with 16 G memory.
    01-28-2015 05:54 AM
  7. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    There is a logic to it not everyone has for example a i7 with 16 G memory.
    Yes, I understand that. Which is why in my previous post I suggested that the limit should adjust itself based on the hardware.
    01-28-2015 06:22 AM
  8. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Yes, I understand that. Which is why in my previous post I suggested that the limit should adjust itself based on the hardware.
    That would indeed make sense.
    01-28-2015 06:35 AM
  9. dKp1977's Avatar
    Tbh, I've never really understood that feature completely. It seems to only affect what is able to access the lockscreen. I've got a huge load of apps, with many of them offering background updates and live tiles. I've exceeded the limit by far, yet all those apps are working fine. They perform their background and live tile updates just like they should. Which leads me to believe that there actually is no limit at all.
    01-28-2015 06:40 AM

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