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Unable to exit Metro Apps without using Task Manager

  1. #1

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)

    Unable to exit Metro Apps without using Task Manager

    I am unable to exit Windows Metro interface applications without launching Task Manager.
    Is there any fix for this?

    Thanks, MD678685

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  2. #2

    No. When you hit alt-tab metro apps go to suspended mode, but they still use RAM.
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  3. #3

    It's working as designed. You cannot close a Metro application. As said above it will be in suspend mode and if it's not used for a while it will release the Memory or if computer requires additional memory it will release the Memory. It's like a Android or W7P etc. So far I have noticed it works great very effective Memory management.
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  4. #4

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    Unfortunately, Metro apps cannot be fully closed without using Task Manager. It works the same way as a Mac; the program is suspended but not fully closed until further use.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)

    K. I remember when pressing back forced the app to suspend in Android. Lol.
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