Close an App Using a Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng, Anonymous

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  1. 1
    Let's open up an application.
    We will select one from the start menu. The start menu can be accessed from the lower-left corner of the screen. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner and then click. Now the start menu is open.
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    Click on any app to open it.
    For example, let's open "Hands Free Cake Book". This is a very fun application for anyone into cooking. Plus, it has a hands-free mode, which helps keep the computer clean while cooking. It uses the camera to detect hand motion and flips the pages. Let's turn this application off using a keyboard shortcut.
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    Press and hold the Windows key and then press the down arrow key.
    Now the application is closed. Let's go back to desktop.
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    Click "Desktop".
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to close an app using a keyboard shortcut on Windows 8 computers.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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