How to close an application in Windows 8 Release Preview?

Do you face trouble using the Windows 8 Release Preview? Read the article to clear all your doubts regarding installing & using the Windows 8 Release Preview. Since many users have this question, I have included here the method of closing an Application in Windows 8 Release Preview.

Windows 8 Release Preview is live now and you can use it on your system either by downloading the setup process from Microsoft's official website or by upgrading your old consumer preview. This version is the last test run by Microsoft and will help Microsoft identify the bugs, if any in the version. This is to ensure that the final Windows 8 product comes error-free. You too can contribute in the development process of Microsoft Windows 8 by sharing your experience with the company.

So, are you one of those who have downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview and have started using it already? There are many questions coming from the Windows 8 Release Preview users. One of the most common questions is 'How To Close An Application?'.

Your mind may be also struck with the same question. Are you tired of searching on internet, an answer to this question? Well, now you need not worry at all as the answer to your question lies in this post.

How to Close an Application in Windows 8 Release Preview?

As you must be aware, running applications should be closed to reduce the memory load on system but Windows 8 Release Preview is unique in its features. The applications you download from the Windows app store do not take much of your system's memory. So, you don't need to close them at all.

Windows will automatically send the application to background if you do not use it. Still if you want to close the app, just follow the small and simple steps listed below.

Depending on whether you are using mouse or touch based system, here is how you proceed to close the application.

• If you are using mouse based system then just make a left click at the top of the window of running app. Keeping the mouse button pressed, drag the pointer to the bottom of your screen.
• If you have a touch based system, then using your fingers, simply drag the application to the bottom of your screen.

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