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Metro apps still running in background (Win 8.1)

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    Windows 8.1

    Metro apps still running in background (Win 8.1)


    Hello

    When i close the metro app from metro task manager (or whatever it called) or from close button. the metro apps still running in background and i always have to stop them with Windows task manager. It is not happen on Windows 8. i can't understand why Microsoft made this...

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Click the red x in the upper right corner will only suspend the application on the Metro screen. To really close it use Alt + F4
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    Win 8 64-bit


    In addition to the above reply, you can also grab the running app at the top of the screen, drag it to the bottom of the screen as if you're going to close it, but instead of releasing the mouse button, hold it for a few seconds until it 'flips' around. Then release the mouse button.
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    In addition to the above reply, you can also grab the running app at the top of the screen, drag it to the bottom of the screen as if you're going to close it, but instead of releasing the mouse button, hold it for a few seconds until it 'flips' around. Then release the mouse button.
    COOL!!! I didn't know that one, I just tried it. I like how windows has multiple ways and links to do the same thing.
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