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Black covers for some Android apps after idle time [released]

asked 2014-07-20 19:25:44 +0200

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After some idle time, some android app covers are completely black on my phone. I have seen this with Osmand and WiMP, but not (yet) with Threema. Anyone else? If this happens with two apps at the same time, you need to go trial-and-error to find the one you want to open.

I assume that the runtime is going into some sort of sleep mode and this is intended behavior to save energy. If so, I'd suggest to display a recent screenshot of the app instead, maybe semi-opaque overlayed with the app icon (to make it obvious that it is not a "live" app screen being displayed), just to make the covers recognizable.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by tokaru
close date 2015-02-27 17:13:52.261054


There was already something on the subject:

magullo ( 2014-07-20 19:43:25 +0200 )edit

Thanks, I did not find that one when searching, however I'd keep this one open nevertheless, since it is a distinct feature request / bug report.

tokaru ( 2014-07-20 20:06:33 +0200 )edit

I like the idea of semi-opaque cover! Hope to see something like this in the future updates.

jaine ( 2014-07-21 23:49:01 +0200 )edit

I have the same problem with

Tanghus ( 2014-09-04 13:17:19 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-02-27 16:15:30 +0200

updated 2015-02-27 16:20:36 +0200

I think this is fixed - At least I have not faced it after Update 10.

[BUG] Android window is sometimes momentarily black when switching between the apps

This can be closed IMO.

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Thanks for the heads-up. You're probably right, I haven't seen this in a while, so let's close it. If anyone still encounters it: feel free to re-open.

tokaru ( 2015-02-27 17:13:38 +0200 )edit

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