Close an App in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to close an app on Windows 8 computers. In Windows 8, if we go to the desktop from the application that we're running from the Start Menu, then the application won't be closed. It will just be suspended. It won't be taking much energy or CPU or RAM, but still, it is running. If we want to shut it down, we can. Let's look at two ways of doing this.

Was this helpful? Yes | No| I need help
Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas64 198733.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen
    .
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas33 267217.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  2. 2
    Click "Task Manager"
    .
    When the Task Manager opens, we can see what programs and apps are running. For example, in this case, we have "Weather" running in the background.
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas33 950384.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  3. 3
    Click the app we want to close
    .
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas42 367595.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  4. 4
    Click "End task"
    .
    It will be terminated. Let's look at another way to close an app.
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas43 398884.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  5. 5
    Move the cursor to the upper left corner of the screen
    .
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas56 843244.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  6. 6
    Click, hold, and drag down
    .
    A menu will open. In this menu are little screenshots of the applications that are currently running in the background. To disable any of them, simply click the screenshot of the application and drag down. Let's do this with Weather.
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas59 932359.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  7. 7
    Click and hold "Weather"
    .
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas77 549322.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  8. 8
    Drag down
    .
    Once we've done this, the application will be turned off.
    Close an app on Windows 8.mp4-canvas78 816259.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  9. 9
    This concludes our tutorial on how to close an app on Windows 8 computers
    .
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
    Advertisement

Video: Close an App in Windows 8

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 184 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No