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Lomax
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Hi,

How to make Poweramp play a song from beginning after exit and cleared from recent app menu?

I am paying a song from my playlist.

Pausing song and moving to beginning (to 00:00) either with sliding visualization or by long pressing pause button.

If i go back and exit with back button and re open Poweramp -  song is at beginning.

But if i clear Poweramp from recent app menu and re open Poweramp - song is at where it played already.

Do i missing some sort of setting?

 

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1 hour ago, andrewilley said:

If you force-close Poweramp - basically crash out of it without letting it save its condition gracefully first - any current playback position information would probably not get saved. Simple answer is don't do it.

Andre

Well thanks for your reply but i think i wasnt enough clear to descripe the problem;

I am not force-closing Poweramp...

Since Poweramp dosent have an exit option, to go to my homescreen i am using back key till i exit app.

And in this case Poweramp still running in background as you can see when you hit app switcher/recent apps menu key. (Standart android navigation keys.)

Clearing Poweramp from there with clear all button or swiping the Poweramp up. 

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7 hours ago, Lomax said:

Since Poweramp dosent have an exit option, to go to my homescreen i am using back key till i exit app.

Yes, that's how you exit PA (and most apps in fact). That stops them from being active. If PA is not currently playing (which would obviously keep it running in the background) then it becomes dormant in that state - again, like any other app in that list - and that's how you should leave it. One caveat to that: as PA can be restarted from the headset buttons, so a small service remains operating in the background at all times.

There is generally no need to clear anything out of that Recents list - and especially not while an app is actively running, Android handles memory management that for you. But if you do, it's quite possible that the app will not be exited gracefully and its current state may not be saved. As I said before, just don't do it, there's no need anyway. 

Andre

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Hım, so Poweramp dosen't have real exit option if you are not gonna use it long time.

Then maybe having a small "exit" option is more practical instead of leaving app at background all time just because it can't save progress if its closed by system or user.

 

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Why are you pushing for an exit button? Poweramp consumes far less power even when playing comparing it to other apps, talk more when it's idle, if you wish your songs to always start from the beginning whenever you reopen Poweramp, why not just press the back button before you press play? 

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6 hours ago, Bencherished said:

Why are you pushing for an exit button? Poweramp consumes far less power even when playing comparing it to other apps, talk more when it's idle, if you wish your songs to always start from the beginning whenever you reopen Poweramp, why not just press the back button before you press play? 

Well, normally apps saves it's progresses when you put them on background and don't losses it when you clear it from cache.

It dosen't matter if it's consumes less or high power because eventually it will be closed/cleared by user or system.

And since we are under the "Poweramp Feature Requests" topic; push = no, suggestion = yes.

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PA should save its playback position state when you exit cleanly from the interface - normally by pressing Back or Home to get back to the desktop, or starting another app. Force closing - such as from the Android App Info screen, or doing a 'Close All' or swiping it away from the Recents list while the app is still active - may not allow time to save its state, and that can also be somewhat device-dependent (Android car head-units are notoriously bad at it for example).

There is no point at all in doing this though, Android manages app memory usage for you automatically and it keeps a list of recent apps ready for you to re-open them if you want. Dormant apps are eventually unloaded if necessary. Rather like in Windows, you don't need to remove 'Recently Used Programs' from the Start Menu, or 'Recently Opened Documents' from Microsoft Office. They are just there to help you call them back when you want them.

As I said, the one caveat to that is PA does have a tiny background service which remains in memory even when you are not using the app, which monitors for headset button events, Bluetooth connections, etc.

So if you want the last-played state to be reliably stored, don't force close the app, just exit from it using the Back or Home buttons while it is not playing.

Andre

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