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Apps Keep Running in Background - Help

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    win 8.1

    Apps Keep Running in Background - Help


    Every time I start an app then close it, the app runs in the background when I check in the task Manager. It never fully closes. Is there a way to make sure that once closed it stays closed?

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Yup with mouse grab it from the very top and drag it to the bottom, instead of clicking the red X. The X only closes the window not the app.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    For more info on closing the Modern or Universal apps see this tutorial and the links to others at the bottom
    Apps - Close in Windows 8
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    Posts : 58
    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    For more info on closing the Modern or Universal apps see this tutorial and the links to others at the bottom
    Apps - Close in Windows 8
    ok cool
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