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User Info: EpicKingdom_

EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#1
So over the past night, I've noticed that these apps are hogging up some of my RAM. Adding up to a surprising amount. Apparently, I don't officially close them. I thought going to the top left area of your desktop>right clicking >close would shut them off (or something, but I guess not; because they're still running in processes). The only way I know how to shut them down for good is by way of end task. I'm somewhat still new to 8.1 so is there are proper way to managing these apps?
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User Info: Rolen47

Rolen47
3 years ago#2
Alt+F4 to close them for real.

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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#3
Rolen47 posted...
Alt+F4 to close them for real.


Oh yeah, that's right..
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Bazooka_Penguin
3 years ago#4
You really shouldn't worry about it.

Windows 8 and 8.1 are very good about managing memory. So if you have something resource intensive running there won't be a problem.
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r7gerrabbit
3 years ago#5
Ideally you leave them running and the OS handles memory as it needs it. All modern operating systems work this way, especially on mobile.

Alt +F4 to kill it entirely.
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#6
Additionally, if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click and hold, drag the app to the bottom of the screen and hold until the app preview flips and shows the app tile and then let go, it will shut the app down.
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Ep1taph303
3 years ago#7
Or you could be a badass and boot straight to desktop without using the horrid Metro UI

/thread

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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#8
Ep1taph303 posted...
Or you could be a badass and boot straight to desktop without using the horrid Metro UI

/thread


Why would I make it harder for me to access things?

gastaman posted...
Additionally, if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click and hold, drag the app to the bottom of the screen and hold until the app preview flips and shows the app tile and then let go, it will shut the app down.


Nice to know.
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weAREtheB0RG
3 years ago#9
EpicKingdom_ posted...
Ep1taph303 posted...
Or you could be a badass and boot straight to desktop without using the horrid Metro UI

/thread


Why would I make it harder for me to access things?

gastaman posted...
Additionally, if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click and hold, drag the app to the bottom of the screen and hold until the app preview flips and shows the app tile and then let go, it will shut the app down.


Nice to know.


Don't you know, man? It's cool to hate on the Metro UI. Get with the times!

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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#10
staticxtreme5 posted...
EpicKingdom_ posted...
Ep1taph303 posted...
Or you could be a badass and boot straight to desktop without using the horrid Metro UI

/thread


Why would I make it harder for me to access things?

gastaman posted...
Additionally, if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click and hold, drag the app to the bottom of the screen and hold until the app preview flips and shows the app tile and then let go, it will shut the app down.


Nice to know.


Don't you know, man? It's cool to hate on the Metro UI. Get with the times!


Exactly...
You're not Master Race until the Gaben reveals himself before you. ALL of himself. https://www.youtube.com/user/PCGamingMasterRace87/videos
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