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8.1 close button in Apps

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 64-bit

    8.1 close button in Apps


    Hi all
    I recently bought a surface pro 3 and ran all the updates even the Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355).

    However when i am in applications such as store, i dont have the little x in the top right corner to exit?

    Any ideas.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Matthew,

    The tutorial below can help show you some other different ways to completely close modern apps.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
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  3. #3


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    Windows 7 64-bit


    Hi sorry i didnt explain it correctly

    From that guide you sent, i want to be able to do option 4, go to the top right corner and close. But i dont have the x button in the top right corner, and i have all the updates.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


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    Yep, I understood. Just to make sure you know, that closing a modern app with the X will only suspends the app. It doesn't actually fully closes it.

    You mean Option 3 instead correct?

    If so, did you do step 2 or 3 to be able to see it?
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  5. #5


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    Windows 7 64-bit


    Ok yes it will be to suspend the application.

    I have followed Option 3, for the touch. It says

    Move the pointer to the top edge of the app to have the app's title bar slide open, and click/tap on the X at the top right corner. (see screenshot below)
    I dont have the title bar appear to click on the x
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    What do you see when you press the ALT+Space keys?
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  7. #7


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    Windows 7 64-bit


    When i press the alt and space key the menu bar appears. and then i can suspend the app. With it been on a surface pro 3 without having a keyboard connected, when for example i am in the STORE, i have to go to the search bar, to pop the keyboard up to press ALT+Enter to then press the x button.

    Thanks.
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  8. #8


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    Will the title bar open if you touch the area where it should be, or slide down from the top edge?
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  9. #9


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    Windows 7 64-bit


    nope, unfortunately not.
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  10. #10


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    I'm not sure what else to suggest other than using any of the other options to close it instead.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
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8.1 close button in Apps
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