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.

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  1. 1
    Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
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  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.
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    Click the app we want to close.
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  4. 4
    Click "End task". It will be terminated. Let's look at another way to close an app.
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  5. 5
    Move the cursor to the upper left corner of the screen.
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    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.
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    Click and hold "Weather".
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    Drag down. Once we've done this, the application will be turned off.
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    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.
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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