1. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    So far I am loving 8.1 but I have noticed something that is a rather big deal to me....

    With Windows 8 it was always when you swiped an app down it totally closed the app, it was no longer even running. Now with 8.1 when you swipe an app down it closes it but it's sill running in the task manager using resources. The only way to close them is clicking them one by one and ending them. Is there a setting I am missing or is something wrong?
    10-17-2013 09:15 PM
  2. azcruz's Avatar
    No.

    In 8.0 they get suspended when you pull them down.

    In 8.1 pull down and hold, and wait 'til it flips. The app is closed.
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    10-17-2013 09:49 PM
  3. Ferdinand Cullen's Avatar
    Skydrive desktop not working in windows 8.1...
    They integrated with Skydrive Tile app :)
    but I don't feel good :(
    10-18-2013 04:22 AM
  4. anony_mouse's Avatar
    You shouldn't need to close apps. Windows should manage resources on your behalf, and close apps when it needs the resources for something else.
    Consuming some memory shouldn't be a problem. If an app is using processor or network resources that might (but might not) affect other apps, but Windows should manage this and hopefully the app is doing something useful.
    10-18-2013 09:00 AM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    You shouldn't need to close apps. Windows should manage resources on your behalf, and close apps when it needs the resources for something else.
    Consuming some memory shouldn't be a problem. If an app is using processor or network resources that might (but might not) affect other apps, but Windows should manage this and hopefully the app is doing something useful.
    However, Windows will normally just let desktop programs slide under the rug. What you said about apps is indeed true, though. If you really want to close everything manually, just Ctrl-Shift-Esc.
    10-18-2013 09:05 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    However, Windows will normally just let desktop programs slide under the rug. What you said about apps is indeed true, though. If you really want to close everything manually, just Ctrl-Shift-Esc.
    Oops, I meant Metro apps (i.e. all apps on Windows Phone). Indeed traditional desktop apps don't work like that. Apologies!
    10-18-2013 09:25 AM
  7. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    However, Windows will normally just let desktop programs slide under the rug. What you said about apps is indeed true, though. If you really want to close everything manually, just Ctrl-Shift-Esc.
    Or you could end the task in the task manager :)
    10-18-2013 03:12 PM
  8. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Or you could end the task in the task manager :)
    Ctrl-Shift-Esc = Task Manager.
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    10-18-2013 05:38 PM
  9. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    You shouldn't need to close apps. Windows should manage resources on your behalf, and close apps when it needs the resources for something else.
    Consuming some memory shouldn't be a problem. If an app is using processor or network resources that might (but might not) affect other apps, but Windows should manage this and hopefully the app is doing something useful.

    So far I am finding the RAM isn't managed very well. I have mail for example running in the background right now and it's taking up 125MB and if I do this for all the apps I use this ends up being a lot of RAM that is being used.

    I don't get what the change is for. What's the difference between how it worked in 8 and 8.1? In 8 when I closed an app I still got notifications just fine.
    10-18-2013 11:14 PM
  10. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    No.

    In 8.0 they get suspended when you pull them down.

    In 8.1 pull down and hold, and wait 'til it flips. The app is closed.

    The flip feels like it takes forever....
    10-18-2013 11:15 PM
  11. anony_mouse's Avatar
    So far I am finding the RAM isn't managed very well. I have mail for example running in the background right now and it's taking up 125MB and if I do this for all the apps I use this ends up being a lot of RAM that is being used.

    I don't get what the change is for. What's the difference between how it worked in 8 and 8.1? In 8 when I closed an app I still got notifications just fine.
    Why do you think it matters if mail uses 125MB? Well, I agree that's a hell of a lot for a mail program but why is it a problem?
    10-19-2013 03:19 AM
  12. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    Ctrl-Shift-Esc = Task Manager.
    Aii... I feel noobish right now...
    10-19-2013 06:22 AM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Aii... I feel noobish right now...
    Don't worry. There are a lot of archaic keyboard shortcuts in Windows.
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    10-19-2013 06:38 AM
  14. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Why do you think it matters if mail uses 125MB? Well, I agree that's a hell of a lot for a mail program but why is it a problem?
    That's a huge deal. What about all these new tablets that only have 2-3GB of RAM? That memory from the apps not closing automatically adds up real fast.

    What about the general users that don't know to hold down and wait for the flip? Then they'll be out of RAM and have a hatred for Windows 8.1 even more because their computer is running slow.


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    10-19-2013 11:20 AM
  15. azcruz's Avatar
    Hi, please refer to this article - http://m.windowscentral.com/windows-...oning-new-cool

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    10-19-2013 06:38 PM
  16. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    That's a huge deal. What about all these new tablets that only have 2-3GB of RAM? That memory from the apps not closing automatically adds up real fast.

    What about the general users that don't know to hold down and wait for the flip? Then they'll be out of RAM and have a hatred for Windows 8.1 even more because their computer is running slow.


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    Take note. Once you're running low on RAM, tombstone.
    Yes, this is the approach that apps take. Desktop programs proceed to full multitasking.
    10-19-2013 06:50 PM
  17. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Take note. Once you're running low on RAM, tombstone.
    Yes, this is the approach that apps take. Desktop programs proceed to full multitasking.
    But how many regular users will know to hold it until it flips or know to go to the task manager?


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    10-19-2013 07:54 PM
  18. azcruz's Avatar
    You don't need to.

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    10-19-2013 08:49 PM
  19. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    You don't need to.

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    Yes you do. What happens when you're out of RAM? Then what?
    10-19-2013 10:52 PM
  20. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Has anybody noticed any differences in client Hyper-V from 8 to 8.1?
    10-19-2013 10:53 PM
  21. azcruz's Avatar
    What difference did you notice ? All my images run like before.

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    10-20-2013 12:29 AM
  22. azcruz's Avatar
    Yes you do. What happens when you're out of RAM? Then what?
    Did you read the link i posted?

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    10-20-2013 12:30 AM
  23. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Did you read the link i posted?

    Sent from my LT25i using Tapatalk 4
    I didn't even notice it until just now. I'll check it out.


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    10-20-2013 12:36 AM

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