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Message 75525 - Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 17:12:41 UTC

Unlike the desktop BOINC manager, the Android BOINC manager does not have the option for the user to say "No new tasks". This means that the only way to cease contributing to a project is to turn off the client (or remove a project) while a task is partially done (which means wasted work, and an unfinished work unit from the perspective of the project).

It would be nice if this setting were available on the Android BOINC manager. Is the Android BOINC manager still under active development? Can a feature request be submitted? If so, where would one submit this request?

Thanks.
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Message 75528 - Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 18:57:44 UTC - in response to Message 75525.  

Best request that as a feature through https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues, which is where the volunteer developer of BOINC for Android is most likely to check.
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Message 75529 - Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 19:05:12 UTC - in response to Message 75528.  

Will do. Thanks.
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Message 75531 - Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 19:35:17 UTC - in response to Message 75529.  

On my BOINC version 7.4.41 on Android if I go to the Projects list and tap a project I get the Allow new tasks/No new tasks as an option in the menu !
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Message 75554 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 11:42:10 UTC - in response to Message 75531.  

On my BOINC version 7.4.41 on Android if I go to the Projects list and tap a project I get the Allow new tasks/No new tasks as an option in the menu !

And it's the same on Boinc 7.4.53 for Android.

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Message 75562 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 3:26:14 UTC - in response to Message 75554.  

Oh, I see it now - thank you. It should be noted, however, that it is black text on a dark blue background, and therefore very difficult to read. I wonder if the text could be made white?

Anyway, thanks again.
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Message 75566 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 9:58:56 UTC - in response to Message 75562.  

On my Android devices the menu is displayed as black text on an oblong white back ground.
I would suspect this is the default so have you changed anything in your device's display settings that might account for what you see ?
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