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Windows 8 Metro Apps Need Close Buttons Too

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    Windows 8 Metro Apps Need Close Buttons Too


    Early adopters that have played with the first public preview Build of Windows 8, whether on the Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC or their own test machine, have undoubtedly tried to close a Metro application, and found out that itís not as easy as it seems.
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    Fully agree to this one!
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    Me too !
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    I agree.
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    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.
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    I don't think we need close button. This is the response from Microsoft tech

    Apps go into a suspended mode when you switch to a new app. Here's how it works. When you switch away from an app it is given 5 seconds to perform any cleanup work (like saving settings or its state) and then is suspended. It is still in memory but not receiving any CPU cycles. If the system needs to free resources it will terminate suspended apps to make those resources available.

    Letís say you have 10 suspended apps and your App History is set to 3. If resources are needed, the 7 oldest apps will be evaluated to determine which one is using the most resources. It will be terminated. The only app(s) that are running, rather than suspended or terminated, are the ones you are actively using.
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    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.
    I agree with you, I like the idea of me not closing and let the PC do the job for me, when I leave the metro applications they go to suspend mode and don't use any resources, what's wrong with that? I don't get it.
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    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?
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I dunno, when the apps lose focus, they aren't doing a thing. Ram usage isn't a big deal at all.

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    I'll approach this in the same way I approach the manner in which Win7 handles memory - I'll let the OS do its job.
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    It's a paradigm shift. It took me awhile to adjust to it with my Android phone but now it doesn't bother me in the least. Once people get used to the apps being suspended and the OS deciding when to actually terminate the app it won't be a big forum topic anymore.
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