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Root CM9 Rom Disable Recent Apps


May 3, 2013
If you hold down the Home button it brings up a list of Recent Apps. You can swipe these away to clear them. When my phone is acting wacky I found that going into Settings, Apps, Running, the apps in the Recent Apps list is cycling every second on the same line. If I press home and swipe these away they are removed from the Running apps in Settings and the phone is fine. I would like to disable the recent apps function to eliminate this problem. I would like to know how to do this on our CM9. I found a thread elsewhere that shows how to do this, but I do not know where or what file to edit on the Elite. Here is a copy past of the thread I found. Can someone explain how to do this on the Elite?

This will close the RecentActivity dialog. Put it in your activity class.
@Override public void onWindowFocusChanged(boolean hasFocus) { super.onWindowFocusChanged(hasFocus); if (!hasFocus) { windowCloseHandler.postDelayed(windowCloserRunnable, 250); } } private void toggleRecents() { Intent closeRecents = new Intent("com.android.systemui.recent.action.TOGGLE_RECENTS"); closeRecents.setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK | Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_EXCLUDE_FROM_RECENTS); ComponentName recents = new ComponentName("com.android.systemui", "com.android.systemui.recent.RecentsActivity"); closeRecents.setComponent(recents); this.startActivity(closeRecents); } private Handler windowCloseHandler = new Handler(); private Runnable windowCloserRunnable = new Runnable() { @Override public void run() { ActivityManager am = (ActivityManager)getApplicationContext().getSystemService(Context.ACTIVITY_SERVICE); ComponentName cn = am.getRunningTasks(1).get(0).topActivity; if (cn != null && cn.getClassName().equals("com.android.systemui.recent.RecentsActivity")) { toggleRecents(); } } } You will need to put the following permission in your manifest.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_TASKS" />


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