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  1. sheharyarali's Avatar

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    Hi Guys,

    Just got my HTC 8X yesterday. Great phone apart from the battery life. Anyways I'm still getting used to the new OS. Now yesterday I was able to close running apps by simply flicking them off the screen. Today I cant. Did I mess up the settings somehow?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. ImAdrian23's Avatar

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    As far as I know the only way to close up apps is by using the back arrow.
  3. marbla's Avatar

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    No webOS style action there although ms should really licence that feature! HP said they don't want to build phones anyway...
  4. T1TAN's Avatar

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    You must've mistaken it with ICS
  5. sheharyarali's Avatar

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    I am actually coming from the Note 2 but Im positive it was on the HTC 8X when I flicked it off the screen. If it wasnt then im just going crazy :P
  6. Skeet1981's Avatar

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    Must've dreamt it..
  7. sheharyarali's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeet1981 View Post
    Must've dreamt it..
    Now that actually is a possibility if you're positive WP8 doesn't have this feature.
  8. socialcarpet's Avatar

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    You don't.

    I do wish Microsoft had snagged the WebOS UI design guy instead of ****ing Google.

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