Close button on Windows 8??

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by EApubs, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. EApubs

    EApubs MDL Novice

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    Hey.. I just installed Windows 8... But... I can't find the close, minimize of maximize buttons in Win 8 apps (The tile apps)! How can i close them?
     
  2. Madonna

    Madonna MDL Novice

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    ops, I have the same question (how to close). I think to "minimize" you just open a new app or go to the "green screen".. you can click and hold on the middle of the left screen and drag "open" apps..
     
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    At the moment you can not Close without Taskmanager, Apps suspend them self if they aren't used and are supposed to close after not being used for a longer time.
    But.. the suspending is really crap solution right now, once the process is suspended you can not use swipeing to get back to it, you have to click the tiles (so its actually wasting your memory without giving your benefit.. lol)
     
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  4. Madonna

    Madonna MDL Novice

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    Thanks Shenj,

    I was using the task manager to close them, I hope they will allow to close those apps in the future.
     
  5. howie

    howie MDL Novice

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    Right click on apps button and you can make smaller, uninstall, or unpin.

    Howie
     
  6. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    I used windows key on keyboard to close them
     
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  7. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    That doesn't actually close them, it puts them in a suspended state
     
  8. segobi

    segobi MDL Addicted

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    I can switch between suspended apps just perfectly. Drag them from the middle of the left corner. 1366x768
     
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  9. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    No, they vanish from that View (but not all of em, im not sure if this is bugged or intended, some never even suspend cause of their wasted cpu useage, hello weather app) so you have to click the Tile to get the suspended App back into action :\
     
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  10. segobi

    segobi MDL Addicted

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    when ? After 30 minutes i could still switch to the suspended apps.
     
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  11. ashishsgr8

    ashishsgr8 MDL Novice

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    HI all you can use ALT+F4 to close the tile.
     
  12. davejunia

    davejunia MDL Novice

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    Understand that traditional Windows users will want to close apps when they are done. But it's time to see Metro / Modern / Windows 8 UI similar in certain ways to iOS and Android.

    You hit the home button to get out of apps. You don't really close apps on your phone. Same thing here. Better getting used to it rather than doing it 'the wrong way'.
     
  13. edward322

    edward322 MDL Novice

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    I think u need glass I m also using that no problem at all
     
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  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    When Apps are opend, press Win-Key+Tab and hold Win-Key, then rightclick on App you want on appearing bar and "Close".
    Done!
    Regards
     
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  15. AmuletOfNight

    AmuletOfNight MDL Novice

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    A MUCH simpler way to do this is just position the mouse at the top of the window (it will turn into a hand) and drag it down.
     
  16. avseq

    avseq MDL Novice

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    When in a metro app (assuming you use Mouse + Keyboard like me), take the mouse pointer towards top of the screen and it'll change to hand icon. Then click and drag towards bottom of the screen to close the app.
    There should be an equivalent touch interaction for this as well.
     
  17. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Together with taskmanager quite a lot of options to get that done :D.
     
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  18. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    Drag them from the middle of the left corner right click close.