1. Brian C Stradale's Avatar
    When you hold the back button you can see all the apps that are running (suspended) and switch to one quick... but is there some way to get rid of one? (swiping up or down doesn't do it)

    Why do I want to do that? For starters...
    (1) If the app does things in the background (like Skype does), then you might want to quit it if you don't want it doing those things now (even if you normally like it it to do those things, so you don't want to block it in settings).
    (2) If there's value in having an app resume rather than restart, then you may not want it to auto-quit due to other apps you run... so quit those others.
    05-19-2013 12:19 PM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    The only way is to repeatedly hit the back button in the app to close it. Hopefully in an upcoming update Microsoft would implement a swipe up or down or an x below the app.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-19-2013 12:24 PM
  3. rider2040's Avatar
    Hold down the home button to show all recent apps. Tap on the one that you want to get rid of (it will then open). Press the back button to kill the app.
    Brian C Stradale likes this.
    05-19-2013 01:26 PM
  4. broar94's Avatar
    Hold down the home button to show all recent apps. Tap on the one that you want to get rid of (it will then open). Press the back button to kill the app.
    OP wants to kill the app using a swipe method or a shortcut key instead of going inside the app and pressing the back button.
    05-19-2013 01:58 PM
  5. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Everytime I see these posts I blame Android for obsessive app management. It took my girlfriend (ex android user) a couple weeks to just relax and let it roll. I had to keep reminding her that she has a phone that just works without the need to constantly close apps.
    05-19-2013 02:12 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    i see iOS users closing an app after every use too - it does kinda make sense but it really isnt necessary with the way theyre designed

    I personally like the control such a thing allows. Which app lives, and which app dies! <evil laugh>

    Still miss webOS's cards.
    05-19-2013 03:07 PM
  7. Brian C Stradale's Avatar
    It is NOT that I want obsessive control... I am generally happy leaving things open. I usually have dozens of apps open at all times on my computer.

    But if I want to close an app for some reason, I want to have that control. Skype is a key one that I want to control... mapping apps is another.

    I didn't realize that if I select it from the list and then hit back that it would actually close it. That is actually workable. A swipe up or down would be quicker and more obvious... but I am glad to have a way. So, thanks for that rider2040!

    P.S. On the flip side, there have been times when I wanted Skype to stay open and it was "randomly" going away... and I wasn't sure why... probably because I hit back thinking it was just navigating to the last app, not quitting the app I was on. It would be nice to be able to flip back to the prior app real quick without quitting.
    05-19-2013 03:31 PM

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