View or close running apps

View or close running apps

How to view, switch between, and close running applications.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO
  1. To access open apps, swipe in from the left edge. You'll see the apps you recently used.
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  2. Tap the X icon on the app that you would like to close.
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  3. To switch to a running app, tap the Desired app.
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  4. To run two apps side by side so that you can toggle quickly between them, swipe in and hold from the top of the screen.
    Note: For this example we will use the Surface app.
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  5. Drag the app to the left or right side of the screen.
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  6. Then select the second Desired app to appear on the other side of the screen.
    Note: To adjust the size of the apps, move the line between the apps. One app can take a third of the screen and the other can take two thirds.
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  7. To access the task manager, tap the Cortana key in the task bar, and search for  the Task Manager app.
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  8. The Task manager will display all open apps.
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  9. To close an app from the Task Manager, tap and hold until the dropdown menu appears, then tap End task.
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  10. To add an app to your task bar, from the Start screen tap the Apps List icon.
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  11. Select the Desired app, then tap and hold pin to taskbar. The app will now be visible in your taskbar.
    Note: For information on viewing app and data usage, please see the 'View & manage data' tutorial.
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