Disabling Multitasking

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    I'm trying to disable the native multitasking on 4.2.1. ive tried the only two methods I could find...the MyOS app on cydia and the method through winterboard...neither one of them worked. Any ideas?
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    Kind of depends what you mean by disabling...

    You could use backgrounder and set its defaults to ensure nothing multitasks as standard.

    If you are trying to remove it from the user interface, that is less straight forward and I can't help you... Sorry.
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    I tried using backgrounder, but it seems that even when I would designate something run in backgrounder ( wiimpte music controls) and I would use the remove background app to clear the native multitasking it takes out wiimote music controls as well. And it would also remove the mail app's ability to check for mail in the background even though I had it set to only run under native backgrounding. With back grounder uninstalled, remove background will remove the app from multitasking but not affect it's ability to receive mail in the background.
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    If you don't mind a little manual tweaking, you can try the following:

    - Using iFile, go to the directory "/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app"
    - Look for a file named "N82AP.plist" or similar (like "N88AP.plist", etc.)
    - Search for <multitasking>, and change the value from <true/> to <false/>
    - Restart

    Let me know if it works out for you.
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    Does backgrounder now work with 4.2 jb?
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    Yes, has been for quite a while... I can hardly live without it!
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    There are two listed in Cydia,I assume I want the one not stating(2.x only).
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    Yes, the other one is the right one.
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    Nice.I've been waiting for this.
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    I hate multi-tasking. I like the thought, but the layout is stupid. It keeps everything open, and to fully close it I need to double click the home button, press and hold, and turn off.

    I wish I could just select what apps I want to stay open do. The rest close when I press home.

    I always use safari, email, friendly (facebook). The others not so much so a pita to close them out.
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    The combination of SwithcherMod and Backgrounder will allow you to do exavtly what you want...
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    What is switcher mod? I think you can do all of that stuff with Backgrounder alone.
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    I'm not sure what it was just yet, but with these 2 programs running, when I hit about 20% power I suffered from constant crashing of apps. anyone else notice this?
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    Just curious why you want to disable multitasking?
    Ninety five percent of the time I just ignore it.
    And I can't say I've noticed any impact on performance, but then I'm not as fast as I used to be.......
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    i run a whole lot more than these 2 mods and have never experienced constant app crashing. Also fail to see how on earth it could be related to the percentage of power remaining unless you have a hardware fault...
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    it provides a couple of nice tweaks to the switcher. 1 always shows the cross to close apps without needing to wiggle first and 2 removes recent apps so only multitasking apps are in there. combined with backgrounder it s perfect.
    give it a try.
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    No crashing here either, as I have background installed along the native multitasking and Remove BG...finally found the right combination of settings to achieve what I want.
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    I also removed browser switcher and think this may be why the browser based apps kept crashing. But again it only appeared when battery got low.
    Whatever I did after removing a few apps and changing some settings it seemed to resolve it as I was using XBMC and webbased apps last night down to about 5% with no related issue..
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    I shall give it a try.

    No battery issues or crashes here.


    Edit ....installed it but can't find it.does it run in backgrounder?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
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    The options are in the iPad "Settings" application, in the "Extensions" section.
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