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    Default Can't close programmes

    I've been trying several of the apps that come with Win8. They all open in full-screen mode. My problem is that none of them appear to have any exit option, so I've been having to shut the applications down in Task Manager. Any ideas please?
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    Grab the top edge of the app with your mouse and pull it to the bottom of the screen.

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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    Grab the top edge of the app with your mouse and pull it to the bottom of the screen.
    Adding to that, the old tried and true keyboard shortcuts work as well.

    Alt+F4

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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    MS don't think you need to close them, just push start and carry on
    As well as the tips above, you can go back to the start screen and move your mouse to the top left corner to see what's running and switch to it or right click - close.
    Recently they've said the start screen is intended for more casual users and is supposed to be simple, I guess hiding away simple functions like closing an app makes things easier?

    Still if you stick with it and learn your way around windows 8 it does get easy and start to seem quite good. I'm a convert after a couple months of frustration.
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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    I use the keyboard Windows button + the down arrow.

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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I use the keyboard Windows button + the down arrow.
    +1

    Quickest and easiest option for me

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    Default Re: Can't close programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I use the keyboard Windows button + the down arrow.
    Wow, that's a good one that I haven't come across before. Usually use ALT+F4.

    Greg, if you troll back through the Windows 8 threads here (or do a search) you will find plenty of good tips. I had actually forgotten that I am running Win 8.1 now until I saw this thread as the Desktop is my default view and I very rarely go to the Start screen. In fact just now was the first time in a couple of weeks that I had seen the Start screen.

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