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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 29-Apr-13 12:24:25
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Win 8 - closing apps / windows in Metro mode


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Blind spot I suspect - how do I close an Internet Explorer or other window / tile in Windows 8 metro mode on a laptop ?

Alt-F4 works, but I can't imagine I'm supposed to be using that !

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Apr-13 12:39:12
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Re: Win 8 - closing apps / windows in Metro mode


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Alt-F4, as you say, works and is the quickest way to close Metro apps. Why would you not be supposed to use it? It's the easiest way of closing any Windows application - always has been.
Standard User ukoffline
(learned) Mon 29-Apr-13 12:41:32
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Re: Win 8 - closing apps / windows in Metro mode


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If you move the mouse pointer to the very top of the screen it should change into a little hand, drag the page to the very bottom to close


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 29-Apr-13 14:04:36
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Re: Win 8 - closing apps / windows in Metro mode


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I can't imagine the child that designed it envisaged use of a keyboard shortcut to close an app smile

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Phil

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Apr-13 15:15:43
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Re: Win 8 - closing apps / windows in Metro mode


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I suspect they did - why else did they build it in to the system?
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 29-Apr-13 15:23:01
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They didn't. As another poster stated the design is that you grab the top of the app and drag it to the bottom of the screen. Really odd using a mouse but surprisingly easy and natural with touch.

Makes it really quick to close the application on a touchscreen. Everything in W8 metro is designed for touch and can be awkward with a mouse.
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Apr-13 15:30:16
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They didn't.
Yes they did. As the OP states, Alt-F4 will close a Metro app. It's not the only way of doing it - Windows has always offered a number of ways to close programs, and it still does.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Apr-13 19:49:59
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From the desktop with a mouse, move to upper left and right click - close on App.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 30-Apr-13 08:03:44
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I disagree. They envisaged doing it by touch - win8 metro is almost entirely designed around touch. The alt-f4 is MS doing the usual providing support for everything past - one of the reasons windows is increasingly bloated.

Win8 is nice on a touchscreen but not as natural with keyboard/mouse.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 30-Apr-13 08:08:45
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Microsoft provide several ways of closing programs (as they always have done). They do so because they envisage different methods suiting different people. Choice is good.

I appreciate that you prefer to use Windows 8 with a touch interface. Others of us find that it works just fine with a keyboard and mouse. No-one is right, and no-one is wrong.
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