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This is just a question, not a bug report. Recently I noticed that after closing the app, it remains running in the background. I had not noticed it until just the last week or so, but the app remains in my notification area and I have to click the x in the widget (I use the widget, rather than an icon link) to completely close it. I searched the settings, but I couldn't find where I might change it so it just shuts off completely when I am done. Is this control available?

Poweramp v3 820, Android 8.1.0

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29 minutes ago, rodent said:

This is just a question, not a bug report. Recently I noticed that after closing the app, it remains running in the background. I had not noticed it until just the last week or so, but the app remains in my notification area and I have to click the x in the widget (I use the widget, rather than an icon link) to completely close it. I searched the settings, but I couldn't find where I might change it so it just shuts off completely when I am done. Is this control available?

Poweramp v3 820, Android 8.1.0

As far as I know this is deliberate. You can close the UI and still hear the music. Another purpose might be increased stability.

@maxmpcorrect ?

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5 hours ago, blaubär said:

As far as I know this is deliberate. You can close the UI and still hear the music. Another purpose might be increased stability.

It may well be deliberate and people may like the feature, but I am asking if there is a way for me to turn it off in the app. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, kaiteck said:

settings, misc, wakelock

Thanks, but that settings was already off. Turning it on and then off again didn't change anything.

Maybe I'm not being clear. When I close the program, the music stops, which I want it to. But Poweramp continues to run in the background. That is what I wish to stop. I want it to close completely and not use resources when I'm not listening.

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You are worrying about nothing. Android is not like windows, it will keep apps alive even when you have closed them. It will manage its resource requirements itself and unload when necessary.

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As @flyingdutchman says, let Android handle app management, that's what it's there for. PA does have a service which runs in the background, but it doesn't consume any noticeable resources when idle. Task Killers and the like are just snake oil, they really aren't necessary on modern Android platforms.

Andre

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