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Where is the X?
by martini on Thu 1st Mar 2012 13:06 UTC
martini
Member since:
2006-01-23

I didn't like the Windows 8 GUI, but because I can not use it, not beucase how it look. Im using it on VirtualBox.

If I open any application on the Metro Interface, I can not know how to close it... ok pressing Alt+F4 I can , but what is the natural GUI way to close applications?? Where is the X?

The main GUI window (Metro) do now scroll to the right with the mouse. You require to make a roll over on the bottom and use the scroll bar... why I can not use the mouse as it was the finger?

I really think that the Metro stuff is not thinked for people that use a mouse and keyboard anymore.

After while I understood that the Windows button on the keyboard help you to return to the main Metro interfase, but I still can not find the "X".

This is the future, why do you need to close apps?

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RE: Where is the X?
by vaette on Thu 1st Mar 2012 15:01 in reply to "Where is the X?"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

You don't need to close apps, that's why there is no 'X'. They are garbage-collected as needed.

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RE[2]: Where is the X?
by martini on Thu 1st Mar 2012 15:18 in reply to "RE: Where is the X?"
martini Member since:
2006-01-23

Yes, but, how do you return to the main desktop (that Metro thing) when you are running a Metro app just using the mouse?.. not the keyboard or the windows key.

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RE: Where is the X?
by gonzo on Thu 1st Mar 2012 15:55 in reply to "Where is the X?"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

This is how you close app: move mouse near top of the screen, click there and drag to bottom of screen.

Also, you can move mouse to top left corner of screen, then move mouse down and list of open apps will appear. Then just right click app and select "Close".

:-)

Edited 2012-03-01 15:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Where is the X?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 1st Mar 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE: Where is the X?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The drag thing is awesome.

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