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Fingerterm leaves 'zombie' cover on typing 'exit'

asked 2015-09-14 15:35:40 +0300

MikeHG gravatar image

updated 2015-09-14 15:36:36 +0300

I'm guessing this isn't intended behaviour, it used to disappear...


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I don't know if it's intended or not, probably not. When you click the "zombie-cover" it re-opens a terminal window. But it would make more sense to close the window and remove multitasking cover with 'exit', since that's the usual behaviour on linux systems.

molan ( 2015-09-14 16:22:51 +0300 )edit

i think the os should diffrentiate between graceful shutdown of the app and oom initiated shutdown. the latter should leave a greyed out cover while the latter should not.

droll ( 2015-09-15 03:36:32 +0300 )edit

Also Android apps show a greyed out cover on exit. If I remember right it was mentioned in the release notes as a feature.

axaq ( 2015-09-15 10:43:31 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-25 11:08:48 +0300

coderus gravatar image

Jolla confirmed this as a bug, doing best to fix it in next releases.

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@coderus Where do you get this information from and why does Jolla not post it by themselves?! :D

Alex ( 2015-09-25 12:10:55 +0300 )edit

You can just trust me

coderus ( 2015-09-25 12:11:40 +0300 )edit

No, we want to know your source ^^

V10lator ( 2015-09-25 13:11:37 +0300 )edit

private talks with Jolla sailors

coderus ( 2015-09-25 13:12:16 +0300 )edit

Not fixed in

Schturman ( 2015-10-23 00:18:19 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-14 16:41:43 +0300

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This seems to be the general, intended behavior of applications closed on Sailfish now. May or may not change in the future.

You may remove the covers either by activating "close by swipe from up to down" from settings and using the gesture or alternatively long pressing the home screen and clicking the "X" that appears to each cover.

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I have 'Quick app close' set to on, and that still works.

This is specific to typing 'exit' in the shell (without switching user or anything first). I don't know if there are any other native apps with an exit function to compare it to.

MikeHG ( 2015-09-14 16:48:04 +0300 )edit

There isn't any I know of either, but this occurs if the Out Of Memory -killer decides to shutdown some app. Although non native, android apps also are left as dead covers if you exit them by pressing the Android layer's "Back"-button appropriate number of times. Apparently the idea of the dead covers is similar to the android's "Recent apps" -button, combined with the Sailfish homescreen. So in a way, there is now two types of closing in Sailfish.

Acce ( 2015-09-14 17:02:32 +0300 )edit

If I hit the back key in Chrome until it exits, it minimises to a cover but remains open. Fingerterm evidently actually exits, as caprico pints out - you can see it reloading when you select the zombie cover.

I'll leave this open for now, pending confirmation from anyone at Jolla that it's supposed to act like this. It's no big issue, but it still seems unexpected to me.

MikeHG ( 2015-09-14 17:50:11 +0300 )edit

Yes, my mistake, the android apps won't be killed if the back button is pressed enough times. But anyways, the idea is copied from the "Recent apps" IMO.

Acce ( 2015-09-14 17:58:34 +0300 )edit
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