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Apps - Close in Windows 8

  1. #21

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Yeah, I find OPTION ONE works best as well.

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  2. #22

    I think the reason why Mail doesn't disappear from Task Manager is because of its background task.

    Try this,
    Start, write lock, switch into Settings and open Lock Screen.
    On Lock Screen apps click on Mail and chose don't display any badge here.

    Now, open Mail and close it with Alt+F4. (This was the one which is buggy, right?)
    After about 30 seconds, it seems to disappear from Task Manager.

    However if you don't use it, uninstalling it makes sense. And if you use it it is not really practical to disable it from lock screen
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  3. #23

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Great tutorial Shawn, good tips from all, thanks.
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  4. #24

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Thank you Dave.
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  5. #25

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    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM 32 bit

    I appreciate this tutorial. I'm using a touch screen tablet and I cannot seem to figure out how to right click items in the switch list without a mouse. I press and hold and the close option never appears. I can go into each app and drag the top down to close it, but that is time consuming. It still seems there are a lot of things that require a mouse or keyboard. That doesn't make sense to me since Windows 8 was supposed to be designed to be touch friendlly.
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  6. #26

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello EmailGuy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yeah, unfortunately OPTION ONE doesn't work with a touch screen to press and hold for the same thing.
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  7. #27

    Bit of Humor

    I was struggling with closing the apps. I had been opening task manager and shutting them down. Good read Here.

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  8. #28

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    64-bit Windows 10

    The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, will allow you to be able to also close an app from it's title bar now.

    Tutorial has been updated with OPTION THREE for this.
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  9. #29

    Posts : 2
    Win 8

    Please help.
    Do not close Metro App (Tutorial/option two/part "E"), when turn on sticky mouse.
    Windows 8.1 update.
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  10. #30

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Vadim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What do you mean by "sticky mouse"?

    Are you able to close the app using one of the other options?
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