Completely Close Metro Apps In Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain how to completely close (kill) Metro apps in Windows 8.
 

Procedure for completely closing Metro apps

 
Step 1
 
Windows 8 provides 4 ways to completely close Metro apps. The first one involves the use of 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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Step 2
 
The next is we use the Task Manager. In the Task Manager we see all running applications, then right-click the running app and select "End Task" to close it.
 
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Step 3
 
If we want to close the app without the Switch List or Task Manager, we can grab the app window from the top end and drag it all the way down to the bottom of the screen.
If we want to close the app immediately, then press the shortcut key "Alt+F4" on the keyboard.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Completely Close Metro Apps In Windows 8.