Calculator & Photo Apps always running?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by scaramonga, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Member

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    Why do these 2 apps constantly start up and run, despite killing them in task manager?

    Irritating.
     
  2. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    About the photos app you can goto settings->privacy-> background apps and change it to Off.
     
  3. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    All apps are loaded on restart even though I have disabled background apps :-/ Killing them recovers 300 MB RAM instantly. I've no idea what they're doing.
     
  4. Jeson40

    Jeson40 MDL Novice

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    The same to me.

    I've just uninstalled both.
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Go to the tile and RT click, Turn off live tile, and you can uninstall it. I've never had a tile go live again after turning it off.

    Using Task MGR just shuts it down, but they are made to run unless you turn them off, so they will auto restart.
     
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  6. jupp

    jupp MDL Novice

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    yeah, just remove both. you can live without these, specially if irritating emotions occur. ->:death:
     
  7. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    #8 sevenacids, Sep 13, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
    I cannot reproduce this on my system (Build 10240 with latest Cumulative Update). I don't have Photos installed, but when I close Calculator, it terminates and won't restart on its own. BTW, they changed the shutdown behavior of apps in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1, clicking the close button didn't terminate the app but eventually suspended it. You could only force kill it via Task Manager, or the quick solution via Alt+F4. Now in Windows 10, clicking close really shuts down the app as has been the case with any traditional application on Windows ever since. So it's kind of weird the Calculator and Photos keeps running/restarting for you. But the memory usage of them in your screenshot looks suspicious (only 0.4 MB for Calculator and 0.6 MB for Photos). It's far less than they would consume if they were actually healthy and running, so it seems like a bug to me.

    Edit: Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall them?
     
  8. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Calculator app has never run at the background of my Windows 10 OS once.
     
  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    yep, unusual behaviour :cool:
     
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