In Android 7 Google decided to trim the recent apps switcher in down to approx. 5 apps, apparently to wide applause. This could have been made configurable, for instance by using the lock icons in the recent apps view, but was not. You can temporarily have more recent apps, but it fairly quickly shrinks back to 3-5 apps.
As I use more apps regularly this is a pain for me and my wearing home button, now carried over to Android 8.1.
So now I have to first search in recent apps, then go to the home screen and to the launcher. I could "make the home screen my recent apps overview", but in a last attempt to avoid that, does anybody know of an app that allows me to set the number of recent apps kept?
It could be as simple as a change that means if I click the padlock icon on an app in the switcher, then the app does not get removed from the switcher.
Or just allowing me to increase the number of recent apps to 10.