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How to exit windowed apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8

    How to exit windowed apps


    Once I have entered into windows mode when using a Metro App, how do I exit Window mode and return to full screen and still be in the app?

    Using Stardocks Modern Mix they have this ability, does Windows 8 not have this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I believe you can only 'snap' apps half screen in Windows 8.

    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Jun 2014 at 12:32. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    I am referring to Windows 8.1, with the Metro App full screen if you click the top of the screen, a drop down bar appears and it allows you to view the app in a window. With Modern Mix you can expand it back to full screen mode (no frame), and I was wondering how to do that with Windows 8.1.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello RBS,

    Do you mean when you minimize the modern app to the taskbar, and able to view it in the taskbar thumbnail preview of it's icon?? Clicking on the app's icon on the taskbar will maximize it again.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure what you mean since there's not a feature included in Windows 8/8.1 to view modern apps in a window on the desktop.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Never mind, it was part of my modern mix (was still installed), but the bar at top was new with upgrade.

    So, uninstalled and the feature no longer existed. Unfortunately, when I re-installed Modern Mix, the behavior was altered, should have left it alone. I liked it better befotre I uninstalled. LOL, now I am even less impressed with windows 8.1.

    Sorry for my confusion.
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. The next update to Windows 8.1 hopefully, or possibly Windows 9 is supposed to improve upon this.
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