1. Cyba Cowboy's Avatar
    How do I close open (but unused) applications on my BlackBerry device?

    Until now, I have almost always used smartphones powered by a Microsoft operating system, which always requires the user to manually close open (but unused) applications...

    On my BlackBerry device, I can see how to switch between open applications, but not how to close those running in the background!

    Any ideas?

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    01-16-08 11:02 PM
  2. John Clark's Avatar
    Just go to the application you want to close and hit menu and select Exit or Close. Also, usually, the escape key will close an app. The red phone (End) button always leaves an app open and takes you to the homescreen.

    There will always be a minimum of 5 open. Homescreen, phone, BBMessenger; Browser and Messages.

    Also, don't use application switcher too much as it's a known issue that it saps free memory on the device.
    01-17-08 12:00 AM
  3. Cyba Cowboy's Avatar
    The smallest I can get the list down to is 6 icons on my BlackBerry 8300 Curve; I cannot seem to make the list any smaller, not matter how hard I try.

    Also, you were saying that the application switcher will fill up my handset's memory over time, but I should be able to clear this by switching the handset off for a minute or so, right?

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    01-17-08 05:26 PM
  4. Cyba Cowboy's Avatar
    I can seem to get the list any smaller than six icons on my BlackBerry 8300 Curve, no matter how hard I try; when I close the sixth icon, something else replaces it immediately.

    Also, if the task manager uses up memory over time, wouldn't I be able to clear this (the mrmory) by simply switching the phone off for a minute or so?

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    01-17-08 05:34 PM
  5. Cyba Cowboy's Avatar
    I can't seem to get the list any smaller than six icons on my BlackBerry 8300 Curve, no matter how hard I try; when I close the sixth icon, something else replaces it immediately.

    Also, if the task manager uses up memory over time, wouldn't I be able to clear this (the mrmory) by simply switching the phone off for a minute or so?

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    01-17-08 05:35 PM
  6. ghostknyght's Avatar
    Wow triple post ftl. But I was curious about the same thing. I wanted to switch out of a web page as it loaded and take a note. Is that possible?

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    07-06-08 04:56 AM
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