How to Close Apps in Windows 8 [Video]

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Windows 8 metro apps didn’t have  a traditional close button or a minimize button. Then how you close the apps once they have been opened? It doesn’t mean you cannot close any app.  Obviously a fellow Windows user may have quite a hard time to quit such an app.

How to close Metro Apps in Windows 8?

Interestingly, there are four ways to close an opened Metro app in Windows 8.

  Alt + F4 This is the simplest and most used key combination to close apps in Windows 8. Just try it.

   Move mouse to the top of the screen until the pointer turns into a “Hand” then  click and drag downwards to the bottom and release. Here is a quick video of the same, Watch it!

Also Read  → Complete list of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts.

   Using Task Manager   This is just like old Windows versions. Press Alt + Ctrl + Del then select the application you want to close and click on End Taskbutton.

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Click End task to close Apps

   This method will work on traditional desktop mode. Move mouse to the top left corner and wait for a second. A taskbar showing all running Modern Metro Apps will appear, then right-click on the thumbnail of the app you wish to close and hit Close button.

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Right click on the thumbnail and click Close

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