1. ssbtech's Avatar
    How does one manage apps that are running headless?

    I just rebooted my phone (pictures weren't showing in the photo app) and I see a notification from Parrot saying that the headless app is running, ready to record phone calls). (I don't think the phone call recording works....)

    So how do I close the headless app? I go into Device Monitor and see Parrot under the Battery tab, but when I tap Parrot there's no option to "Close", it's greyed out.

    Thanks.
    09-09-14 12:13 PM
  2. m1kr0's Avatar
    Go to settings to change app permissions (find it under security settings). Turn headless off for the apps you don't want to run in the background.

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    09-09-14 12:19 PM
  3. ssbtech's Avatar
    No, I just want to manage the running headless apps, not disable them.
    09-09-14 01:17 PM
  4. m1kr0's Avatar
    I don't understand. If you remove permissions to run in background it means that the app us not disabled but can't function when closed. If you need the app to work, it must run in an active frame.
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    09-09-14 01:23 PM
  5. w_scott's Avatar
    Go to settings to change app permissions (find it under security settings). Turn headless off for the apps you don't want to run in the background.

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    I just went there, and the list of apps that can run in background is empty. But they are android apps able to run in background. The deezer port is a good exemple.

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    09-09-14 01:29 PM
  6. ssbtech's Avatar
    I don't mind having the app run in the background, so I don't want to disable that in permissions.

    What I want is a list of my currently running headless apps so I can close it/them at will. I don't see that anywhere.
    09-09-14 01:36 PM
  7. m1kr0's Avatar
    I just went there, and the list of apps that can run in background is empty. But they are android apps able to run in background. The deezer port is a good exemple.

    Posted via CB10
    Now the Android ones: that's a different story altogether. I use an app called TaskManager to kill the Android apps (but they start again after a while - there is no granular control over Android apps in BB10)

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    09-09-14 01:39 PM
  8. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Since headless applications are written in two parts, the UI and the headless part, you may not get the same functionality when the headless part isn't running.

    They are also very restricted in what they can do, resource consumption wise, when in the background. If they are noticeable you should probably take it up with the developer.

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    09-09-14 04:58 PM
  9. akavbb's Avatar
    If you want to control android apps and kill them when not needed ghost commander from snap will do the trick for you.


    Posted via CB10 | STL100-2 | Waiting for the mighty Squircle to return.
    09-12-14 11:08 AM

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