Windows 8 – Closing Metro Style Apps

Back in September 2011 I wrote a blog post called Windows 8–Why you don’t close a Metro Style application. Well with the Consumer preview things have changed because now you can directly close a running Metro Style app without going through the task manager. In the below example I have started a few Metro Style apps and have just switched back to the Task manager, On the Metro Start screen or Windows Desktop when pointing Read More …

Windows 8–Why you don’t close a Metro Style application

One of the first things I noticed when playing with the Windows 8 preview build was that you can’t close metro style applications. Almost instinctively I pressed the Alt+F4 keys when I wanted to close a running application but nothing happened, I then tried to find an option within the application to close it but couldn’t find an exit button there neither. Well after some reading and watching the Fundamentals of Metro style apps: how Read More …