Selva Selva -3 years ago 87
Android Question

How to minimize whole application in android?

I was developed android application. More over i have completed, but i want to minimize option. I have used tab bar. In that i want to minimize tab. When user click minimize tab to minimize whole application.
my tabbar code as..

public class tabbar extends TabActivity implements OnTabChangeListener {
private Context mContext;
TabHost tabHost;
int tabload=0;
private AlertDialog alertDialog;

/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

/** TabHost will have Tabs */
tabHost = (TabHost)findViewById(;

/** TabSpec used to create a new tab.
* By using TabSpec only we can able to setContent to the tab.
* By using TabSpec setIndicator() we can set name to tab. */

/** tid1 is firstTabSpec Id. Its used to access outside. */
TabSpec firstTabSpec = tabHost.newTabSpec("tab_id1");
TabSpec secondTabSpec = tabHost.newTabSpec("tab_id2");
TabSpec thirdTabSpec = tabHost.newTabSpec("tab_id3");

/** TabSpec setIndicator() is used to set name for the tab. */
/** TabSpec setContent() is used to set content for a particular tab. */
firstTabSpec.setIndicator("FRIENDS").setContent(new Intent(this,view_friends.class));
secondTabSpec.setIndicator("GROUPS").setContent(new Intent(this,groups.class));
thirdTabSpec.setIndicator("SIGN OUT").setContent(new Intent(this,signout.class));

/** Add tabSpec to the TabHost to display. */


public void onTabChanged(String tabId) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub

for(int i=0;i<tabHost.getTabWidget().getChildCount();i++)
tabHost.getTabWidget().getChildAt(i).setBackgroundColor(Color.parseColor("#343333")); //unselected
tabHost.getTabWidget().getChildAt(tabHost.getCurrentTab()).setBackgroundColor(Color.parseColor("#f1a026")); // selected
// if(tabId.equals("tab_id1")){
// LocalActivityManager manager = getLocalActivityManager();
// manager.destroyActivity("tab_id1", true);
// manager.startActivity("tab_id1", new Intent(this, view_friends.class));
// }

protected void onDestroy() {


In this code if any correction need please help...

give me a sample code..

Answer Source

I'm not sure what you mean by minimize. If you want to hide your app and present the user with the homescreen you can use the following intent.

Intent startMain = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);

Although the Home button is more than sufficient if a user wants to hide your app

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