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Windows 8 Metro Apps Need Close Buttons Too

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Thanks for that information Brink.

    That means they are using up RAM (i.e. resources)

    I've only got 4 GB at the moment.


    Nope, they only sit suspended in RAM. If the RAM is needed by something else, then the app is closed/purged from memory automatically to free the memory for what needs it. Thus, no resources used while suspended.

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    Sorry, Brink, you run terrific sites and I should respect that better.
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    No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nope, they only sit suspended in RAM. If the RAM is needed by something else, then the app is closed/purged from memory automatically to free the memory for what needs it. Thus, no resources used while suspended.
    OK.
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    I'm just going to say that Metro apps do need a close button. They can be closed by dragging them below the screen but clicking on a close button on the upper right is a more obvious way of closing an app and have it totally off, not consuming resources, not sitting idle in the RAM, not doing anything whatsoever as they are closed right there on the spot at that precise moment.



    Also, a minimize button on the top right would be helpful too isn't it? MS just went on the trend of other tablet OS whose apps don't have a close button or window controls. If MS had window control on their Metro apps, wouldn't that be an advantage at least to those dull apps on other tablet OSs?

    They weren't making the best of decisions. Sometimes, the best decisions come from the most obvious reasons.
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    As per the Resource Monitor, suspended processes use zero CPU time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
    Thats because they don't realize that they don't have to close them, average users who use ipads, and smart phones will be right at home. But power users well new concepts are hard for them to grasp.
    How hard a concept to grasp is big battery drain?
    Exactly. Supsending it means suspending in RAM. More RAM usage=more battery power regardless. With laptops/smartphone/tablets you would want every single source of juice you can get.
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    Volatile memory (RAM) uses the same amount of power whether it's empty or full.

    Volatile memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thanks to the Windows 8 myth busters
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    windows key + tab then right click on the apps you want to close.
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