Actually, I only now realized, after some googling, that modern apps are suspended when you move away from them and do not run in the background. I use the modern apps so rarely that I haven't paid attention to their behavior. Two questions, or maybe a comment and a question: 1. That suspension rather than background operations seems strange to be -- takes us back to the days of shutting down Visicalc to run dBase. Or am I missing something? 2. In Win 8, you could open a suspended app by mousing to the upper left corner and clicking on the pop-up icon. It appears you can't do that in 8.1 -- you have to find the icon and click on it or search with the keyboard. Again, am I missing something? Thanks for any comments.