Quote Originally Posted by pragmobile View Post
Sorry to do off topic again... but since this one's active... I read somewhere that Windows 8.x doesn't really close desktop apps but sends them to the background (unlike previous Win versions) and not all apps give an "X" or close and remove from RAM option...
Not exactly, Windows 8 manages apps much like a mobile OS... For Metro apps, apps not in use get suspended after a few seconds of none usage... unless it's specifically a background app, like something you want to run even under the lock screen but you can usually control what is allowed to run in the background from the lockscreen apps options panel.

While apps are automatically shut down if more RAM is needed... MS basically set it up so you don't have to worry about it and it takes care of management automatically...

To preserve the best power efficiency, the desktop apps are also strictly controlled and when the system goes into standby (connected standby in this case) the desktop is automatically put into a hibernate like state.

If you rather make sure, Alt+F4 works for both desktop and Metro apps for shutting them down with the keyboard... just select the app and hit the key combination...

For Metro, since it has to work with touch it has a grab and drag closing action instead of clicking a "X"... For Windows 8, this served to close the app but in 8.1 they changed it so it instead puts it in the background, like hitting the minimize button on desktop but you can still close by just holding it for an extra second and watching the app animate, basically flips, into it's tile icon before you then let go...

The Metro app list switching feature also lets you right click on each app listed to then choose to close it!

I wouldn't recommend disabling the Metro interface unless you're working on a desktop, the T100 is a tablet after all... and the ModernUI environment is a lot more than just a touch optimized environment!

Better to just adjust your usage and maybe use some 3rd party UI modifiers like Classic Shell, etc...