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How to quit those Metro Apps

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    Posts : 4
    Win7 x64 SP1, WinSRV 2008 R2 SP1 Dual-Boot

    How to quit those Metro Apps


    Hi all,

    I have spend some time now to find out how to quit the new Metro Apps normally - Means don't shut them down using task Manager.

    Thanks in Advance

    Sincerely yours Oblomow

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    They go into "suspended" mode after you go back to whatever you were doing earlier and would presumably kill themselves if ignored long enough, only they dont.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Yep the only way that I have found to shut them down completely is through task manager
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    I like the idea of this shutdown method as the PC is doing automatically and saves me a click.
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    Posts : 5,716
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It doesn't matter so much since they are suspended so you can go right back to them right away. Sounds great, but yeah, I do feel somewhat the same way; it's kind of annoying to hit Win+Tab and have to shuffle through five Metro apps before I hit the Desktop...
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    New York F*ing City!
    Posts : 3
    windows 8 x86-64 developer preview


    All you have to do is hold down the "Alt" key and tap "F4", just like you would to close a desktop application.

    Regards,
    Dan
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Hold "ALT+F4"?
    I quit them by using Task manager, isn't convenient. Open games, apps and press ALT + TAB, you will see =.=
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Why bother?
    They go into "suspended" mode when they don't have focus.
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    New York F*ing City!
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    windows 8 x86-64 developer preview


    Quote Originally Posted by chocoboxx View Post
    Hold "ALT+F4"?
    I quit them by using Task manager, isn't convenient. Open games, apps and press ALT + TAB, you will see =.=
    I'm not sure whether you are asking a question or whatever, but just to clarify you only hold the "Alt" key, and tap "F4" once.
    The advantage of doing it like this is that the app will exit cleanly, as opposed to using the task manager, which will end the app abruptly, potentially erasing saved settings, etc.

    Hope this helps,
    Dan

    PS: The "Alt + F4" combination works in most modern GUIs, including KDE and Gnome, however; Mac OS X uses the "apple logo key + Q" combination instead.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I hope that isn't how it will end up.

    Those apps. in so called suspended mode are using ram .

    One or two won't matter much - but there may be dozens.

    I don't think most average users are aware of the keyboard shortcuts - it would be better if the apps. shut down properly.
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