How to use touch screen to close Windows8 apps

With the type cover, it is very easy to close the running apps using the keyboard on my Surface Rt/Pro tablet. However, if I am outside and only take the tablet without cover, I can’t find a way to close the apps from the touch screen. Is there a gesture to do that?

How to Close apps using touch screen on Surface or Windows 8 Pro
* Use my finger to drag from top center of the screen border all the way to the bottom before releasing, just like from the camera to the windows logo.
* If the above tip is not working and it just maximizes itself, make sure you haven’t released during the processing and do that quickly.
* When you are on classic desktop, just drag it down after you are swiping in and out.

2 thoughts on “How to use touch screen to close Windows8 apps

  1. Agreed with Leon …. Microsoft did not know … otherwise they would have told us in clear terms or put an x at the appropriate place for us to tap on.

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