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running apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    running apps


    hi guys just need a little advice the running apps bar on left side of my screen wont show all the apps running. it only shows the the top app. before i updated to 8.1 it used to show all running apps if i pulled the mouse down along the left side of the screen and a black bar would appear with all the apps listed and all i had to do was click on an app to bring it up now after the update it wont do it can it be changed back.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello god2878, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The App Switcher will only show opened modern apps and screens, and nothing from the desktop. You might see if any of the options in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Switcher - Open in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    well that sucks windows 8 used to show desktop apps why did they change that and thanks for the welcome
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's always been like that, but you could use what's in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial to use Switch Between Windows for desktop apps.
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