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Why do games not close when you X out of them?

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free

    Why do games not close when you X out of them?


    I got a couple games from the store, when I X out of them I then have to go to the task manager to completely close them. Why do I have to do this?

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Use Alt + F4 to close the app.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tim,

    Modern apps are only suspended instead of close when you click on the X in Windows 8/8.1.

    In addition to what Gerard (Nuccii) posted above, here are some different ways to fully close apps below.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
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Why do games not close when you X out of them?
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