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Solved Any way to Close Apps or CLEAR App History?


winstontj

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I'm using W8 on the machine I have hooked up to my TV. I like the look and feel of W8 a lot (on a big flat screen TV) but I'm having some n00b issues and I can't seem to Google or search to find the answers.

For example, I have a NAS with movies and when I open more than one movie at a time, both stay open. When I go back to the Metro screen both movies scroll through the Video tile. I know W8 shuts that down and closes the process after a certain amount of time but is there a way to either clear that history or cancel the task manually?

If I am watching an adult movie (I don't mean porn I mean rated PG-13 or R) I don't want kids to be able to pick up the keyboard and start watching a rated R movie just because it's still on the Video tile icon.

It's a pain in the rear-end but I could use Active Directory and create an account for the kids and an account for adults and then be forced to log off or switch users each time we leave the TV - but ideally the TV computer would just be one account and login and I can control what the Metro tile history shows and is. Likewise, if I'm reading news articles or have news up on one of the tiles and it's graphic is there any way to clear that off when I'm done so that little one's don't see scrolling links to potentially graphic news articles? I'm talking about simple CNN articles, nothing crazy, just simply want to be able to clear the tiles out when desired.

Thx.
 

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phailyoor

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You can clear App history from PC settings. You can close apps by dragging down from the top of the screen or pressing alt+f4.
 

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winstontj

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Thanks so much! I will have to explore this in the coming days/nights.

Thanks again so much!
 

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    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell T5500 (4) + T7500 (4)
    CPU
    2x Xeon X5680 or 2x W5580
    Memory
    72gb in the T5500's & 192GB in the T7400's
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800's
    Monitor(s) Displays
    EIZO, NEC or Dell (dual or quad on Ergotron)
    Hard Drives
    4x WD1500HLHX in RAID6
    Keyboard
    Bloomberg
    Internet Speed
    Cogent 100mbps + TWC 50/5 backup
    Other Info
    BackBlaze Storage Array, 48x 2TB in RAID6 = 96TB

    Offer cheap virtualization solutions - so machines & HW is usually over the top.

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You're most welcome. Glad we could help. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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