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Quit a program

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by edib, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. edib

    edib New Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    A fundamental question: how to quit a program in the Metro. I miss the X in the upper right corner.
    Windows 8 on a laptop without a touchscreen!
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2011
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    I don't have an answer just would like to add my own question. Since I also can not find a way to quit an app (one of the games included in the Win 8 Dev Preview full install with tools for example) if I go back to the Metro interface using the Windows key, does the app automatically close?
  3. rooswahyoe

    rooswahyoe New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Actually this is not the answer, but if you want to see what apps are running on the background, just move the cursor to the left side till it touches the edge. You'll then see the popup program's thumbnails and may click it.
  4. Captain Jack

    Captain Jack Windows Forum Team Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Mar 6, 2010
    You cannot close a Metro application. You just press the start button from on-screen keyboard or hit alt-tab or do the same previous poster said. It's working as designed. it will be in suspend mode and if it's not used for a while it will release the Memory or if computer requires additional memory it will release the Memory. It's like a Android or W7P etc. So far I have noticed it works great very effective Memory management.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 16, 2011

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