1. veii's Avatar
    Do I need to back out of apps using the back button with Mango, or can I just hit the Windows button to go straight home? Does it just freeze the apps like in ios, or do they run in the backround like Android and Blackberry?
    06-08-2012 04:13 PM
  2. andyl66's Avatar
    Wp7 uses the same method as ios, fast app switching. Not multitasking. Some functions will run in the background such as music player. This gives big savings on battery life and is a superior method to androids multitasking (which is a pain).

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    06-08-2012 04:18 PM
  3. thed's Avatar
    It freezes the apps iOS-style. No need to back out. The only thing apps can do in the background is run a process every 30 minutes that lasts 25 seconds max, so that shouldn't eat up your CPU or battery.

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    06-08-2012 04:22 PM
  4. veii's Avatar
    Excellent, I was hoping that that was the case. While I like lots of things about Android and Blackberry it bugs the **** out of me having to back out of apps constantly. I much prefer to just use an app, tap home and then lock the screen - it's so much faster and easier.
    06-08-2012 05:43 PM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    Nope no need to back out of apps at all.
    06-08-2012 07:18 PM
  6. Verkunder's Avatar
    I thought I read navigation continues to run if it's "frozen," can anyone confirm? Music will continue to stream, so be concious of that.

    Otherwise no need.
    06-08-2012 09:16 PM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The only apps that ever run in the background are the app that you give permission to you can review and change setting for these apps in Settings/Applications/Background tasks. No other apps will run in the background so there is no need to back out of apps. Navigation apps do not run in the background.
    selfcreation likes this.
    06-09-2012 07:57 AM
  8. jimski's Avatar
    Some apps will run directly behind the lockscreen (but usually only if you give them permission). If you uses your: press Home/Start and then lock your screen combination though, everything will be tombstoned. Unless of course, you enabled a Background Task for a music app to run while tombstoned or something like that.

    I have an old WM habit of backing out of everything often during the day, although I realize it is (probably) not necessary. Either way works.

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    06-09-2012 09:44 AM
  9. turbulent28's Avatar
    how do i get rid of(close) the mini player dock that remains after ive opened zune?
    06-11-2012 11:48 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    how do i get rid of(close) the mini player dock that remains after ive opened zune?
    The free app Stop the Music will get rid of it.
    scottcraft likes this.
    06-11-2012 12:43 PM
  11. Mr Bigs's Avatar
    Wp7 uses the same method as ios, fast app switching. Not multitasking. Some functions will run in the background such as music player. This gives big savings on battery life and is a superior method to androids multitasking (which is a pain).

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    Multitasking is what it is,their is nothing superior about app switching.
    06-11-2012 01:06 PM
  12. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    just a note, if you have camera open, you will want to back out of those just incase it decides to keep running behind the lock screen, that would drain your battery
    06-11-2012 02:58 PM
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