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No X in corner to close down an app

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  • I am having no problems running Windows 8 but I miss the little pieces in the corner of the apps to shut down an app or to minimize one.  Will that change?

    Original Title: No x - or Box
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:18 PM

Answers

  • There is no way to close apps in Windows Developer Preview but you can go to Task Manager and see they are in a suspended state. If needed, you can close the app from Task Manager. The close feature is not in the preview version, not sure if this will change in the Final Version. Even features and functionality in the pre-release software may not appear in the final released version.

     

    Thanks,


    Marilyn
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:30 PM
    Moderator
  • @Cammel1975

    The Windows Team has yet to properly address this issue, but if you're curious about what they're thinking of doing, this blog post may give you an idea:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/03/evolving-the-start-menu.aspx

    Do an Edit--->Find for "close" if you are looking for where closing Metro-style apps is mentioned in the blog post.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 1:42 AM

All replies

  • There is no way to close apps in Windows Developer Preview but you can go to Task Manager and see they are in a suspended state. If needed, you can close the app from Task Manager. The close feature is not in the preview version, not sure if this will change in the Final Version. Even features and functionality in the pre-release software may not appear in the final released version.

     

    Thanks,


    Marilyn
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:30 PM
    Moderator
  • @Cammel1975

    The Windows Team has yet to properly address this issue, but if you're curious about what they're thinking of doing, this blog post may give you an idea:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/03/evolving-the-start-menu.aspx

    Do an Edit--->Find for "close" if you are looking for where closing Metro-style apps is mentioned in the blog post.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 1:42 AM