1. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I love update 1 but my biggest complaint is that in modern apps the X in the corner does not actually close apps, they just go into standby mode and still use computer resources. You still have to drag down and wait for the flip to get them to actually close.

    Anybody else notice this?
    04-08-2014 07:55 PM
  2. thepolicecall911fordetails's Avatar
    I love update 1 but my biggest complaint is that in modern apps the X in the corner does not actually close apps, they just go into standby mode and still use computer resources. You still have to drag down and wait for the flip to get them to actually close.

    Anybody else notice this?
    Strange, I hit the X button and it closes the whole app for me. Well I just installed the update 10 minutes ago, so I will post if anything changes for me.

    521 user
    04-08-2014 08:28 PM
  3. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Strange, I hit the X button and it closes the whole app for me. Well I just installed the update 10 minutes ago, so I will post if anything changes for me.

    521 user
    It does close but if you check the task manager it's still running. It's the same as if you drag down and don't wait for the flip.


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    04-08-2014 08:29 PM
  4. Ahmed Gharib's Avatar
    it sits in memory and the OS will tombstone it when it feels necessary or that it would be helpful. As a result it won't hurt performance or battery!
    04-08-2014 08:38 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If you're using a traditional keyboard, alt+f4 will completely close the apps.
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    04-08-2014 08:42 PM
  6. Eric J F's Avatar
    Thatotherdude24 is right- X'ing the app only suspends it. Drag and flip still closes it, but they got rid of the hand symbol.

    I appreciate you noticing that.
    SpaceyO likes this.
    04-08-2014 08:45 PM
  7. SpaceyO's Avatar
    Thatotherdude24 is right- X'ing the app only suspends it. Drag and flip still closes it, but they got rid of the hand symbol.

    I appreciate you noticing that.
    Thank you for this...when I saw the hand was gone I assumed I couldn't do the drag & flip....Just tried and it works.

    Thanks!
    04-08-2014 08:51 PM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I wish the X would totally close the app and the - would put it in standby. That would make the most sense.


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    04-08-2014 09:08 PM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    Why? The OS handles the resources as necessary. Suspending also gives a far faster load the next time you run the app. There's no reason to completely end the task under normal circumstances. (Though a rare exception to that is Nextgen Reader, which only refreshes feeds automatically on a fresh start.)
    04-08-2014 09:27 PM
  10. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Why? The OS handles the resources as necessary. Suspending also gives a far faster load the next time you run the app. There's no reason to completely end the task under normal circumstances. (Though a rare exception to that is Nextgen Reader, which only refreshes feeds automatically on a fresh start.)
    For computers with 2GB RAM or less that would eat it up really quick.

    Working with the clients that I do it would be much simpler for them to understand that the X closes the app. They have so many problems dragging down and waiting for the flip.
    04-08-2014 09:31 PM
  11. thepolicecall911fordetails's Avatar
    It does close but if you check the task manager it's still running. It's the same as if you drag down and don't wait for the flip.


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    Never thought to check that. It really does defeat the the purpose of the X button.
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    04-08-2014 09:34 PM
  12. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Never thought to check that. It really does defeat the the purpose of the X button.
    521 user

    ​Somebody that understands!!!
    04-08-2014 09:35 PM
  13. Kavu2's Avatar
    Slightly off topic but still related to closing Apps from Start screen....

    For those people who want to open Apps ....AND....return to the Start screen (as opposed to the Desktop as is apparently the current Update-1 default on some [desktop]PCs )...here's how to fix that.....

    In Desktop, right click/long tap) taskbar and choose 'Properties'. Then in 'Taskbar Tab'...uncheck 'Show Windows Store apps on taskbar'
    Last edited by Kavu2; 04-08-2014 at 10:26 PM.
    04-08-2014 09:52 PM
  14. jhoff80's Avatar
    For computers with 2GB RAM or less that would eat it up really quick.
    No, the OS reclaims the RAM when it needs it. That's my point.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-08-2014 11:09 PM
  15. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I love update 1 but my biggest complaint is that in modern apps the X in the corner does not actually close apps, they just go into standby mode and still use computer resources. You still have to drag down and wait for the flip to get them to actually close.

    Anybody else notice this?
    You don't need to close apps. You're so use to closing apps, you really don't know why you're doing it. The OS manages the RAM so you don't need to. Running out of RAM isn't an issue any more with a modern PC.
    04-08-2014 11:20 PM
  16. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    No, the OS reclaims the RAM when it needs it. That's my point.
    I get your point now but from my experience working with clients the OS doesn't start clearing RAM until it's already sluggish.

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    04-08-2014 11:20 PM
  17. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    You don't need to close apps. You're so use to closing apps, you really don't know why you're doing it. The OS manages the RAM so you don't need to. Running out of RAM isn't an issue any more with a modern PC.
    A tablet with 2gb of RAM or less it is a problem

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    04-08-2014 11:21 PM
  18. herbertsnow's Avatar
    For computers with 2GB RAM or less that would eat it up really quick.

    Working with the clients that I do it would be much simpler for them to understand that the X closes the app. They have so many problems dragging down and waiting for the flip.
    If I had a PC with 2GB or less of RAM, I would go out and buy some RAM. I don't even think you can buy a PC with 2GB or less of RAM these days.
    04-08-2014 11:22 PM
  19. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    If I had a PC with 2GB or less of RAM, I would go out and buy some RAM. I don't even think you can buy a PC with 2GB or less of RAM these days.
    Dell Venue 8 Pro. Lenovo Miix 2. Toshiba Encore.

    All have 2gb.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
    04-08-2014 11:24 PM
  20. herbertsnow's Avatar
    A tablet with 2gb of RAM or less it is a problem

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
    It's not a problem if your using a Windows tablet. Now if your using a Lagdroid Tablet, then well.....
    04-08-2014 11:24 PM
  21. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    It's not a problem if your using a Windows tablet. Now if your using a Lagdroid Tablet, then well.....
    Nobody brought Android into this and at no point have I said 2gb is either enough or not enough for Android.

    My point of this thread was to find out what people thought of the X not actually closing modern apps.

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    04-08-2014 11:27 PM
  22. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Nobody brought Android into this and at no point have I said 2gb is either enough or not enough for Android.

    My point of this thread was to find out what people thought of the X not actually closing modern apps.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
    You want a hug? Hugs sfor everyone!
    04-08-2014 11:31 PM
  23. EBynum's Avatar
    Slightly off topic but still related to closing Apps from Start screen....

    For those people who want to open Apps ....AND....return to the Start screen (as opposed to the Desktop as is apparently the current Update-1 default on some [desktop]PCs )...here's how to fix that.....

    In Desktop, right click/long tap) taskbar and choose 'Properties'. Then in 'Taskbar Tab'...uncheck 'Show Windows Store apps on taskbar'
    Thanks so much for sharing this. Landing on the desktop instead of Start every time I closed a modern app was driving me crazy! Your fix solved the problem.
    04-09-2014 12:27 AM

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