How to Close an App in Windows 8

Microsoft’s Windows 8 tries to make a lot of things easier for users. One of the ways to do this is to treat apps the same way smartphones do. so, so Windows 8 apps immediately go into a low-power saved state when they are not visible on the screen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t exactly help for users who use it to completely close apps they no longer want to use. For these users, here is how to close an app in Windows 8.

Closing Open Applications

Open an application.

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If you are using a mouse, move your cursor top edge of the app. You should now see a small, hand-like icon instead of a pointer. If you prefer touch, or if you have a tablet running Windows 8, top edge the app

drag application bottom of the screen with your mouse or finger.

Closing Apps on the Multitasking Screen

your mouse upper left corner your screen and slowly drag the cursor down To bring up the Windows 8 multitasking bar. To touch users finger left edge screens and Slap fingers a little to the right.

This bar will show you a screenshot of what’s going on with every app you currently open on that device, except for apps open on the Desktop. This is because Windows 8 treats the desktop as if it were an application on its own.

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If you are using a mouse, right click On a screenshot of each app inside the multitasking bar, get a small list of options on what to do with that app. Then click close.

If your device has a touchscreen, simply drag place the application on the multitasking bar. to the bottom your screen.

Now you have learned how to close any Metro-style app you might encounter in Windows 8. Although Microsoft gives users the option to close apps, users don’t actually need to close them since Windows 8 apps are more like smartphone apps. in order to free up system resources to run other applications.

Remember, Desktop apps should still be closed using the ‘X’ in the top corner of each app. Open Desktop applications such as iTunes affect the performance of your Windows device.

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