An article on Winbeta.com reminds us that the Microsoft 'Build' Conference will also herald the release of the January version of Windows 10. The build number of this release isn't currently known and possibly won't be the recently leaked build 9888 as Microsoft designated it as 'not stable enough':
I can't confirm anything in Windows 10, but I can confirm in Windows 8.1 they are exhibiting the same behavior as the Windows 10 ones did.
For example, if I open Reader, then close the app by dragging to the bottom and let spin, the app is still showing in Task Manager. I can end that task, reboot my system, and Reader is once again open. Very irritating....
I read one post in the Microsoft forum where the poster stated this is a programmed behavior to allow for faster starts of the app when requested. Sort of seems like a mobile device type enhancement.
I don't use reader, but I have just opened it for the experiment. Not sure what you mean by dragging it to the bottom..etc, Would that be the same motion as minimizing? Sounds like you are using the feature for placing it in standby It certainly closes by the means I mentioned. Anyone confirm Saltgrass's problem??
Again Davehc, this is Windows 8.1, I do not have a working install of 10. Are you saying in 8.1 you never dragged the app to the bottom and let it rotate to close? Or in Windows 8 you did not drag it to the bottom to close? Windows 8.1 only started doing this after some of the 8.2 updates were installed.
One of the problems the Nvidia Control panel had with the Windows 10 preview builds was apps, such as Store being open and needed to be shut prior to proceeding with some operation. In Windows 10, you could not close those instances, and if you ended the task, the Framework Host would show up to inhibit the operation.....
If you haven't had these experiences, it might be hard to understand.
Sorry. I assumed it was 10. Sure, I drag them down if I want to keep them active.(In 8.1). If you want to permanently close them, you need to hold the cursor, or your finger, for a short while until the picture turns back to the original icon.. (8.2 updates? I think I best stop there. Never heard of those!)
Fwiw. I have left the Nvidia Control panel on its defaults. I certainly have not had any of the problems you describe.
Maybe, however, the last posts in this thread, maybe from #109, would be more appropriate in the Windows 8 section??
A new consumer-focused Windows 10 build
Microsoft said back in November that build 9879 would be the last build of 2014, and that a new build would be pushed to Windows Insiders in January 2015. Microsoft will demo this new build at the event, and talk about what's new over the previous builds
Below is the latest email from Gabe Aul to Windows Insiders regarding the Windows 10 schedule:
Hello, Windows Insider –
It's Gabe again from here in the Operating Systems Group (OSG), with more Windows 10 updates.
As I mentioned in my blog last month, we have over 1.5 million registered Windows Insiders – and it's a very hands-on group. In fact, Windows Insiders are using Windows 10 preview builds more actively than with any prior beta release of Windows.
With new features and events just around the corner, being an Insider is sure to get even more exciting. Here's a quick summary of what you need to know:
Our Windows 10 event is quickly approaching! Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, and other senior Microsoft executives will be sharing more on the Windows vision, including news of a major, new Windows 10 build. Visit here for instructions on how to view the webcast. Click here for an invitation you can add to your calendar.
The Insider Hub app
The new Insider Hub app (included in build 9879) is up and running with exclusive updates and missions (where you can try out new features and send us your feedback).
Open the Hub at least once to get notifications from the app on important news and announcements. Just search for "Insider Hub" and pin it to your Start screen for easy access.
Info for IT pros
If you haven't already checked out these blog posts and webcasts on Windows 10 and Windows 10 app, have a look now. They are loaded with details about new UI, security, and identity features, as well as new management and deployment capabilities.
As you already know, Windows 10 represents a big step forward around unifying the Windows development platform, tools, and Store to maximize the audiences available to developers. At the same time, Windows 10 minimizes the work to deliver optimized application and game experiences across multiple device types.
We're targeting a public Windows 10 SDK in the near future. In the meantime, the best way to prepare for Windows 10 is to build Windows XAML apps targeting Windows 8.1. Check out the free Microsoft Virtual Academy training to get started.
We'll post the updated terms here. Be sure check back after January 21 to review. Your continued participation in the Program once the terms are live constitutes your acceptance.
For more on Windows 10, you can check out my regular blog posts that I post every month, and you can also follow me on Twitter. In the meantime, we look forward to having you join us at the January 21 event.
P.S. If you haven't already installed Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can do it here. (If you are an IT pro, Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise is here.) This is pre-release software, so check out Before you install to be sure it is right for you
A new report coming from Neowin claims that Microsoft has artificially jumped development builds of Windows 10 to mark build 10,000. That's a special milestone indeed, however it isn't a true one. Microsoft is known for frequently jumping builds, although they were supposed to have stopped doing that with Windows 10. Looks like that new years resolution lasted long!