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    Closing Metro Apps

    Win 8 is definately designed for fingers. Of course where they had their fingers when they designed this manouver to close an app with the mouse I can only guess.

    Ready, here it is:
    Move mouse pointer to top of screen
    Click & Drag down, at this point the app will get small, don't let go!
    Drag it all the way to the bottom, till it won't go any further then let go.

    It's still slow enough closing that I can do a Ctrl+Shift+Esc to get into task manager and actually watch it close.

    Remember, just hitting the WinKey only hides the app. I've been sitting here while typing this watching the Task Manager with Solitaire running and I hit the WinKey when I started typing this message, it ain't going away. As Charlie Brown would say, "Augh, they're turning my PC into a Phone!
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    I suspect that many of us will use portions of both UIs but will spend the majority of our time on the Desktop rather than the Metro. Plus right now the Metro apps are just far from finished. They just ain't ready for prime time. The Desktop on the other hand is pretty slick. This seems quite stable for this early in the life cycle. This method of shutting down apps to conserve resources does seem rather primitive does it not. The cursor turns to a little hand and grabs the app and drags it to the bottom. May appeal to the kids out there. (5 and younger)
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    Alt + F4 works great too for closing Metro Apps!

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    Besides, the dragging down way & Alt+F4... open/active Apps will sit on what I'll the APPs bar or Panel @ the upper-left screen edge... they can be viewed, snapped & closed @ this location.

    Drew

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