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The Razor's Edge

Hello to All

Just wondering, other than Alt+F4 and task manager, how do you close an app
from the windows 8 start menu. For instance Video has the open file, next,
previous, play and options buttons but nothing to close the app. It just
sits there consuming 95 mb of memory doing nothing.

Thanks
Giovanni
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Hello to All

Just wondering, other than Alt+F4 and task manager, how do you close an app
from the windows 8 start menu. For instance Video has the open file, next,
previous, play and options buttons but nothing to close the app. It just
sits there consuming 95 mb of memory doing nothing.

Thanks
Giovanni

First Google hit for the search terms "how to close an app in windows
8" without the quotes:

http://www.geek.com/chips/geek-101-how-to-close-apps-in-windows-8-1529280/

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Zaphod

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster: A cocktail based on Janx Spirit.
The effect of one is like having your brain smashed out
by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
 
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Wolf K

First Google hit for the search terms "how to close an app in windows
8" without the quotes:

http://www.geek.com/chips/geek-101-how-to-close-apps-in-windows-8-1529280/
Best solution: avoid the problem. Install one of the 3rd party shells
that restore the pre-W8 desktop and boot into it. I use Classic Shell.

NB: I also avoid _all_ W8 "apps". None of them does anything better than
the programs I've used since Win2000 days. The social media and news
feed etc crap is of no interest to me, as I have other ways of getting
the information I want and of staying in touch with the people who
matter to me.

If there were some way to utterly remove and destroy these "apps", I'd
do it. Anybody have any advice? Um, I've thought about going back to W7,
and might still do that.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Giovanni.

In most cases, use your mouse to drag the top of your screen to the bottom.

That might be intuitive for a touch-screen user, but it takes some learning
time to become second nature to a mouse user like me.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3508.0205) in Win8 Pro


"The Razor's Edge" wrote in message
Hello to All

Just wondering, other than Alt+F4 and task manager, how do you close an app
from the windows 8 start menu. For instance Video has the open file, next,
previous, play and options buttons but nothing to close the app. It just
sits there consuming 95 mb of memory doing nothing.

Thanks
Giovanni
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hello to All

Just wondering, other than Alt+F4 and task manager, how do you close an app
from the windows 8 start menu. For instance Video has the open file, next,
previous, play and options buttons but nothing to close the app. It just
sits there consuming 95 mb of memory doing nothing.

Thanks
Giovanni
FYI, there's a Windows 8 group available from at least some providers
(NIN, AKA news.individual.net, has it).

alt.comp.os.windows-8

Some posters there are knowledgeable specifically about W8.

Since your current problem seems to be resolved by the other replies
here, it's moot for now, but you might do well there in the future.
 
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...winston

"The Razor's Edge" wrote in message news:[email protected] wondering, other than Alt+F4 and task manager, how do you close an app
from the windows 8 start menu. For instance Video has the open file, next,
previous, play and options buttons but nothing to close the app. It just
sits there consuming 95 mb of memory doing nothing.
Mouse upper left corner to reveal any open apps thumbnails, rt click a thumbnail and select close.
 
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