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Solved: Win 8 apps open full screen, can't close

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Gordon, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Gordon

    Gordon Thread Starter

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    Hi, I'm using Win 8 Release Preview Build 8400. I'm happy so far. But when I touch an app, it opens FULL screen. The only way I have found to get it closed is to open the Task Manager and End it. Anybody know a better way? Ctrl+Z or something? Thank you.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Mouse down to the bottom left corner of the screen
    and click the menu button.
    The application will go into a sort of standby mode
    and doesn't use any CPU,but will still be ready when
    you want to go back to it.
     
  3. Gordon

    Gordon Thread Starter

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    Thank you.
     
  4. alphanumeric

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    If you mouse up to the upper left corner of the screen a thumbnail of the last Metro app you launched will display. You can then right click it to get a close option. If you mouse up to that same corner, then move your mouse down the left side of the screen a bar will open with all the active Metro apps. Clicking its thumbnail/tile will switch you to that app. You can also close them from there.
     
  5. RedCloud2k

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    Alt + F4. To close it or...

    Windows key + M to minimise!
     
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