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.
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.
while I think you guys do have a point, so do Microsoft.
the problem with the ios way is the you could not use the app for 2 days and it will still remember where you were which would mean you would have to open the app then press back or what have you to get back to the start page then do what you wanted to do.
the real problem is that people are using the multitasking menu so trying to make that more useful is what Microsoft should be working on
at least one improvement would be increase the limit of apps in multitasking list
im not too fond of the long press either, I think a swipe to the right would be better
pienamente d'accordo è uno dei motivi per cui ho venduto il mio windows phone, una cosa a dir poco frustrante...
john l'agenda commented
+++++ de jours, rendez vous, un agenda +++ accessible sur la page d'accueil please please please : ) : )
when playing podcast from internet explorer will not resume from paused point if you need to do something else with your phone, starts at begining, you can fast forward... the iP 3GS used to keep a buffer and worked well
Happy to be using WP7 and retiring the iP 3GS
GoGoGordo commented · Just Now · Delete
Why would you want the background instance to not open? Otherwise why have multi-tasking at all?
If I could also close individual apps in the background (and leave open the ones I want to keep using) that would be great also. And, I would assume the open ones could then load more quickly, which is my one beef against Windows Phone - Microsoft apps loads fast, everyone else's apps are slower.
As a developer, I would say that this has more to do with how each app is programmed. You should give this feedback to authors of each app that you have this problem with. It's not really a limitation of the OS.