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My biggest annoyance with Windows 8 (perhaps a workaround?)

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    If for some reasons ( and I have quite few) I don't like to leave apps running or sleeping at the back, it's annoying to slide them down to close it. What you seem to not understand Mystere, is that a good product must me friendly to use, Windows 8 in many way is very annoying or even hostile to the user. And the too easy to close will not be a problem if you can disable the x in the preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalida View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    So Windows gives you a lot of options for app management.

    Everything with the exception of the most simple of them all... A simple Close or "X" button for a simple one click close or exit option. In my case this is not evolution in the O.S. it's a step back removing something as simple as a close button on the apps themselves.

    Truly, I guess what everybody has been saying (of the documents I've read anyway), Windows 8 is fantastic for Tablets, but not really all that good for PC's.

    Oh well, I'm sure I'll adapt eventually. I may be old, (not quite as old as dirt yet but still old) and set in my ways, but this old dog can be taught new tricks still.

    Thanks for the reply.
    Metro apps were designed to be touch-friendly, full screen, and one at a time. Yes, they stay open and suspend themselves when you switch around, and Windows eventually shuts them down as needed over time. You simply do not have to worry about it.

    If you must, you can explicitly close them as described. But you really don't have to worry about it. If you're that much of a 'traditionalist', just stay in the Desktop! It's a great Windows, and with something like the free Classic Shell, you can have a start menu and all. That's pretty much what I do...
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