1. atlkr5's Avatar
    I am new to BB but not completely lost.

    Some days my 8100 eats the battery in just 4-5 hours, other times it lasts for 2 days.

    Is there a "Task Manager" (for lack of a better term) to see what processes or programs are running?

    Some place to kill the process or end the applications?
    Last edited by atlkr5; 11-26-07 at 09:46 AM. Reason: spelling and add question
    11-26-07 09:44 AM
  2. berrywhite's Avatar
    Press Alt+esc to view what programs are open.
    11-26-07 10:28 AM
  3. atlkr5's Avatar
    WOW, thats great, what a simple little shortcut can do to brighten up your day!!.

    Thanks again!!!!
    11-26-07 10:48 AM
  4. danny595's Avatar
    where is the esc button? i could not find it on my curve?
    11-26-07 10:48 AM
  5. wolfscmb's Avatar
    the ESC button is the arrow next to the trackball ...
    11-26-07 10:50 AM
  6. danny595's Avatar
    Cool thanks. I was able to close some programs but not all of them. It just alows me to switch between applications.
    11-26-07 11:14 AM
  7. berrywhite's Avatar
    Some programs cannot be closed!
    11-26-07 11:21 AM
  8. DrewDT's Avatar
    This is what happens for me:
    To switch applications, hold the Alt key and press the Escape key. Continue holding the Alt key and select an application. Release the Alt key.
    11-27-07 05:22 PM
  9. Wegmans's Avatar
    It's more of an 'Alt-Tab' than a 'Ctrl-alt-del'

    Its a good way to see how many programs you have open though! I have it linked to my left custom button
    11-28-07 12:31 PM
  10. DrewDT's Avatar
    Which button combination will do this on the VZW Pearl? When I try the Alt-Escape it just switches my application. I don't see what programs are runing in the background.
    11-28-07 12:35 PM
  11. jabruno101's Avatar
    Same on my 8830. It is getting bad as the 'lil ball is jumping around when I play Brickbreaker

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-28-07 08:08 PM
  12. cbs2669's Avatar
    Doesn't work on mine either.
    11-28-07 09:20 PM
  13. Christo1888's Avatar
    Are you just pressing Alt& Esc then releasing or are you holding in Alt? If you just press & release it will switch to the first application on the list but if you continue to hold down the Alt key you can then scroll horizontally through the open applications.

    Hope this helps
    11-29-07 07:30 AM