How to close an app in Windows 8

Introduction 

 
Windows 8 Metro apps do not have a traditional close (X) button. 
 
There are two common ways to close an app
 

1. ALT + F4 

 
Press keys ALT + F4 and it will close the currently active app.
 

2. Use Close gesture 

 
To close an app in Windows 8, first, we need to view all opened apps. 
 
Move your mouse to the top-left corner in the metro view of Windows 8.
 
You will see a list of all opened apps. 
 
Right-click on the app you want to close and select the Close menu. This will close the app.
 
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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about how to close an app in Windows 8.