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How to Close Metro Apps on Windows 8/8.1 Computer

For those who just start using Windows 8, they may not know how to close the apps opened from the Metro Interface (hereafter called Metro apps). So this article will introduce two frequently-used methods to close Metro apps in detail.

2 ways to close Metro apps on Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Way 1: Close the open Metro apps by composite key.

That is, press Alt+F4 hotkeys to directly close the apps one by one.

Way 2: Close the Metro apps through their thumbnails on the Metro Interface.

Step 1: Move the mouse pointer to the bottom left corner of an open app and click the Metro Interface thumbnail to open the Metro Interface (also referred to Start screen).

Step 2: Move the mouse pointer to the top left corner of Metro Interface and an open app thumbnail appears.

Step 3: Move the pointer down along the left edge to display all open app thumbnails.

Step 4: Right-click an app thumbnail and choose Close to turn it off. Then, follow suit to close other open Metro apps.


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