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This new Operating System is a fun to move around with if you understand all the shortcuts and the operations and the most amazing part is that all its keys and options are accessible with just one hand. Now to move forward in the How to section for the Jolla Sailfish, lets check out how to bring up the Task Manager.

In Sailfish, RAM management is built into the task manager itself, and as such, being familiar with the task manager becomes more of a necessity.


  • Head on to settings from the application menu. Out of the displayed options, select ‘system settings’. Then, search for developer mode and enable the same
  • Once the developer mode is successfully enabled, you’d be granted access to a set of developer tools as well as a terminal app, which now shows up in the application menu.


  • Open up the terminal app. This app is more or less of a command prompt, similar to what we find on windows and Ubuntu


  • Type in the prompt ‘top’ and execute the command by hitting the enter key. The system displays a detailed report of running tasks, available and used memory, CPU load and so forth


As you can see, we have about 320 MB’s of free memory on our Jolla device with more than 295 tasks running in the background. Although the task manager is far from being the easiest to bring up, it is much more capable than the one found on android as it gives us full and direct access to the root directories of the smartphone.

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