The new tiled Start screen and Modern UI apps (aka Metro style apps) are the main attractions of Windows 8. Windows 8 ships with a bunch of cool apps such as Weather, People, News, SkyDrive, Maps, Calendar, Mail, Camera, Video and Music.
Users who have been using Windows 8 for a while must be knowing that Modern UI apps don’t sport minimize, maximize, and close buttons. One needs to either use Alt + F4 hotkey to close an app or by grabbing it from the top edge of the screen and dragging it all the way to the bottom of the screen. Users can also right-click on an app tile that appears in the switch list (use Win + Tab to see switch list) and then click Close button to end the app.
Close Threshold for Metro Apps is a small utility from the developer of several popular tools such as WMP12 Library Background Changer, Drag & Drop Editor, Alt+Tab Tuner, Ribbon Disabler to disable Windows 8 Explorer Ribbon.
Close Threshold for Metro Apps is designed to help you change the default behavior of closing modern UI apps in Windows 8. With this tool, you can change the default threshold of closing apps through mouse and touch gesture. For instance, with default settings, you need place your mouse cursor on the top of the app to see a small hand, click and then drag the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. Using this tool, you can close an app just by dragging down an app from top of the screen to the center.
Also, users who want to disable the default method (dragging from the top of the screen to the bottom) of closing modern UI apps and want to close with Alt + F4 hotkey can use this tool to disable the default feature.
We suggest you check out the video guide provided at the download page to learn how you can use this utility to enhance your Windows 8 experience.
An option is available to restore all settings their defaults as well. Close Threshold for Metro Apps is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and doesn’t support Windows 8 RT.