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How To Completely Close (Kill) Metro Apps In Windows 8 [Tip] Share
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Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 handles running applications in a different way. You may know that Windows 8 is optimized for both PCs and tablets, and features metro style applications, which run in the Metro UI environment. The metro applications behave just like Android/iOS apps. For instance, when you move to home screen (Metro Start Screen) while using a metro app, it suspends the application to conserve CPU resources for other apps. This, however, reduces the load time of metro apps, but suspended applications (apps running in the background) do consume memory resources. In this post, we will show you ways to properly quit Metro apps.

Windows 8 provides you with 4 different ways to close/shutdown the Metro apps. The first method involves the Switch List that contains all the running metro applications. To close an app from the Switch List, right click the app and select Close to shut down the app.

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Using the task manager, you can easily quit the metro applications. It shows you all the currently running Metro apps in the Task Manager. Just Right click the running app and select End Task to close it.

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The above mentioned methods let you close the Metro apps from outside the application interface. However, if you want to close the app without having to open Task Manager or access the Switch List, you can grab the App window from the top end and drag it all the way down to the bottom of the screen. This will immediately close the metro style application. You can also close any running metro style app using the Alt+F4 hotkey combination.

How To Completely Close (Kill) Metro Apps In Windows 8 [Tip]

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