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Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Q: Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Hello all I don't know if this is intended or not but my Metro apps will only completely close if I use alt f from within the app to close it If I pull the app down from the top with my mouse or Metro closing apps f4 only alt with I go to the switcher right click and click close the only thing that happens is that my Metro apps get removed from the app switcher Metro apps only closing with alt f4 and from the alt tab list Using the task manager I can see that they are still there and still using the same memory that they were before I tried to close them With alt f they disappear from the task manager and I get back the Metro apps only closing with alt f4 memory that they were using Additionally when I close them with pulling down or the switcher when I open them again from the start screen it is as if nothing had happened They still open into whatever state they were in and the splash screen with the app icon doesn't appear again like it would if the app had actually closed and been reopened This definitely seems wrong as all three options to close apps worked in Windows but in Windows only alt f works Any help would be greatly appreciated

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A: Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Hello The Visitor,

It has changed a bit on how to close an app from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. In Windows 8.1, you will now need to wait until the app flips to show it's tile when you drag it down to close it.

Here are some more ways to close apps in Windows 8.1.

Apps - Close in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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Look at your power profile settings. Likely the HD is being powered off after xx minutes.
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A:Choose What closing the lid does?

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Have you tried another mouse? Is the mouse wired or wireless?
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Unless you're playing across multiple 1080p screens you won't need gobs of power to run either game. A single GTX 460 or 5850/5870 will run the games just fine on reasonable DX10/11 settings coupled with a decently powerful CPU.

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What capacity of memory is installed?
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A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Go to C:\windows\minidump. Select all the .dmp files and right-click sending these files to a compressed (zipped) folder. Upload this folder as a file here
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If possible please tell us what the computer shops did to repair your system in bullit points.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your thread to a more appropriate forum.

There are a number of possible causes for your problem.

Viruses/malware etc could be responsible.

IE may have become corrupted in some way.

Let`s check to make sure you don`t have anything nasty lurking on your system. If your system checks out clean, then we`ll see what else we can do.

Go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

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Microsoft Windows (dialog box)
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There are a few things you can look into.
In the Start/Programs/Startup folder is probably an entry with a small flag and Microsoft Office. Delete that entry. (this is a process also known as OSA9.EXE for Office2K, or OSA10.EXE for OfficeXP). If you have the Binder program running, stop that as well.
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2015-08-22 13:44:01, Info CSI 00004df6 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:370{185}]"Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-WOW64-Package-AutoMerged-windows~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384.Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-WOW64-Package-AutoMerged-windows-Deployment"
2015-08-22 13:44:01, Info CSI 00004df7 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:248{124}]"Microsoft-OneCore-AppRuntime-WOW64-windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384.26c429cc6e1d76dfdde0498e64c36479"
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2015-08-22 13:44:01, Info CSI 00004e1a [SR] This component was referenced by [l:238{119}]"Microsoft-Windows-WinRT-WOW64-windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384.22eef71e2ba8ee8dba064d919aed3909"
2015-08-22 13:44:01, Info CSI 00004e1b [SR] This component was referenced by [l:370{185}]"Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-WOW64-Package-AutoMerged-windows~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10240.16384.Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-WOW64-Package-AutoMerged-windows-Deployment"
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Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
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Thanks a lot lot this tutorial.
It saved my day
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