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  • Closing properly the Desktop app

    Hi

    How do I properly close the Desktop app?

    Thanks

    Bye
    balubeto

  • #2
    Re: Closing properly the Desktop app

    Why would you want to?

    In general, apps -- as opposed to applications running in the desktop, and have a close button -- do not seem to close. The only way I have found is to go into task manager and kill it or to use ALT+F4)

    I think the desktop "app" ties into the Windows Explorer process and should not be killed, i.e. the desktop (as with previous versions of Windows) should run all the time under the "UI Formerly Known As..."

    EDIT -- tells me you can also drag the very top of an app (but not the desktop) to the bottom of the screen and that also closes it. Verified in Task Manager
    Dragging the desktop just minimises it and replaces it with TUIFKA
    Last edited by Ossian; 6th September 2012, 10:40.
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    • #3
      Re: Closing properly the Desktop app

      If I run the Desktop app from the Metro interface and, afterwards, I go back to this new interface, how do I property close the Desktop app (the old interface)?

      Thanks

      Bye
      Last edited by balubeto; 7th September 2012, 08:40.
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      • #4
        Re: Closing properly the Desktop app

        Sigh... You don't CLOSE it, you HIDE it.
        (The desktop is not an app, it is the visible implementation of the explorer process. If you stop that process.... well... try it via task manager.... and see what happens)

        Note the Metro Interface no longer exists.

        Also note I take no responsibility for trying killing the explorer process
        Tom Jones
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