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windows store close .. how?

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    windows store close .. how?


    hi, i am using win8.1 tablet and the win store cannot be closed.

    i have tried the hold at the top and drag down thing but i never get the little hand at the top of the screen.

    currently i am using taskmanager to kill off the store when i am done, but that sucks.

    it beats me why msoft makes it so hard to close their apps.

    any thoughts on how to close the store?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't think it shows the 'hand' cursor any longer, you just drag it down.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    When Windows Store is on the screen use ALT + F4
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If you have applied update one, mouse to the top of the screen and the title bar should drop down. There will be an X on the right that you can click to close it.

    Yes the hand doesn't show up anymore but you can still drag it down to close it.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by CarvedDuck View Post
    hi, i am using win8.1 tablet and the win store cannot be closed.

    i have tried the hold at the top and drag down thing but i never get the little hand at the top of the screen.

    currently i am using taskmanager to kill off the store when i am done, but that sucks.

    it beats me why msoft makes it so hard to close their apps.

    any thoughts on how to close the store?
    Hello CarvedDuck, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could see if one of the options to close apps in the tutorial below may work better for you.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
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windows store close .. how?
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