Resuming an app in multi-tasking
When tapping an app from the start screen or app list which is alreading in multi-tasking it should resume not relaunch from the beginning
Apps shoul be resumed when opened from the home screen or app list if they are running.
Opening new instances is very confusing. Many people still think that sport trackers for example can not run in the backround, because of this.
Up to ten apps in idle/opening mode, all visibel when holding down the back button. New apps overwrite the oldest used. Only one window to an app. When opening from Homescreen the apps resume to last used
If an app is running in the background, being able to resume by opening it again from the home screen, app list, ect.
In case an app is running in the background, tapping its tile from the home screen should resume the app instead of restarting it.
I'm so glad you brought this up.
I agree with the Resume for open apps when you click from the start menu. This is how windows always works. Owen Johnson, when you click an app on your desktop computer say Outlook if it is already running it doesn't open up a new window it brings up the one you are already using. If you want to start fresh then close the app when you are done. I have found this restarting frustrating multiple times as you loose your place in something and have to scroll back to find it such as long news feeds. Clicking the tile on the start screen to go back to it is the most logical for me.
Vamsy Krishna commented
ya true this is a very necessary one ..please review this immediately
Owen Johnson commented
I think it should stay the way it is. If i want to start fresh in an app, i launch it from the start screen. If i want to pick up where I left off, i use the back button. I can choose whether to relaunch or start over, and that is really cool.
I like this idea. It's really very necessary.
i used navigon, then i got some sms. i want to read it and navigon has stopped.
Sorry my english is not perfect ;)
Please. Fix this issue.....
Yes this is a problem i always face
This is a really annoying issue...
WP8 comes with a true multitasking interface while 7.5 and 7.8 its suspend the application to the memory ram, witch is more efficient . Some applications resume instantly where you left, like mou for example, a version of pou. Those are necesery features, and you cant change that. This is a part from OS, lol
lumia 800 7.5 commented
I totally agree with this comment. It should resume the app where we left off.. My 100 votes..
opening an app should never relaunch fresh. they should always resume where they left off. the multi-tasking, "tombstone" is not really multi-tasking but it is handy for toggling a group of currently used apps. i think apps should be designed to open as they were closed in all cases along with a software solution, such as a refresh icon or home icon, within the app to relaunch.
Multitasking does need to be improved however it does not need to have a resume state from the start screen. Is long pressing the back button that hard? A lot of issues would be solved if multitasking was improved, not the manner from which it was launched.
QQ is a necessary application in China just like Msn in Us.
But when i chat with friends on the QQ app, I must keep the QQ on the foreground .because if I turn it to background it will relogin when i turn it back! it's a terrible experience!
Please offer the true mutil-tasking
Its a must needed feature. it will increase the reliability as we can see on iOS
This should be a given.
Tilman Mangelsdorf commented
When you go to the browser, the browser continues at the last page you've opened! This should be for all apps!
At the moment when you start the app you get the start screen again. Very annoying.
For example I looked for a certain train schedule. Half an hour later I forgot that the app was already open and when I start the app shows the start screen. So I have to do the search all over again. I mean the app could at least ask: Do you want to see the last page or the start screen.
I was suprised for example that in android this works. I go to the start screen and tap on the app and it opens right on the last search. If this would work for all apps Microsoft wouldn't need the holding backwards function.