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ALT + F4 in Metro App takes me to desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    ALT + F4 in Metro App takes me to desktop


    There has been a sudden change in behaviour on my Win8.1 system:
    If I press ALT+F4 when I wish to leave a Metro App I now get taken back to the desktop instead of the start screen.
    How can I correct this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jim,

    Unchecking the When I sign in or close apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start box in step 4 of Option Two in the tutorial below would set this for you.

    Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

ALT + F4 in Metro App takes me to desktop
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