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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Closing Documents

You close a document window just as you’d close any window: by clicking the close box (marked by ) in the upper-right corner of the window, by double-clicking the top-left corner, by clicking the in its taskbar icon’s preview thumbnail, or by pressing Alt+F4. If you’ve done any work to the document since the last time you saved it, Windows offers a “Save changes?” dialog box as a reminder.

Sometimes closing the window also exits the application, and sometimes the application remains running, even with no document windows open. And in a few really bizarre cases, it’s possible to exit an application (like Windows Mail) while a document window (an email message) remains open on the screen, lingering and abandoned!

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