Close Threshold for Metro Apps

Warning! Windows 8.1 RTM users, please refer to the Close Threshold for Windows 8.1 app!
Close Threshold for Metro Apps is a must-have tool for all Windows 8 users. It allows you to improve ways of Metro apps closing. You will able to do much smaller mouse movements/touch "swipes" to close any app.

Set sliders to left, and it will be not nessesary to drag Metro apllication to the bottom edge of the screen! After you click on "Save settings" button Windows Explorer will be restarted and you will able to close Metro application near the top edge of the screen.
I have prepared a video to show you how is it works:

Close Threshold for Metro Apps in action




With Close Threshold for Metro Apps you will able:
  • to speed up Metro apps closing with mouse
  • to speed up Metro apps closing with touch gestures
  • to disable Metro apps closing with mouse
  • to disable Metro apps closing with touch


Close Threshold for Metro Apps works on Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview, it is portable and does not require to be installed. Freeware, like all my other tools.

Download: Close Threshold for Metro Apps

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Comments
Leepat0302 | 16 Aug 12
Guest


Well done Perfect App solves a massive headache with mouse users Thanks

noname | 01 Sep 12
Guest


Closed source for so few =/

david marlow | 02 Dec 12
Guest


brilliant saves a lot of swearing!

Sergey | 03 Dec 12
Comments: 482


sure. I hate swearing

CtrlZ | 22 Jan 13
Guest


does this app change the registry or something? I'm looking for the same effect in Windows RT, this obviously doesn't work there :/ any tips?

Sergey | 24 Jan 13
Comments: 482


See this http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-improve-the-way-you-close-modern-metro-apps/
I wrote the article related to this app and manual tricks.

hary10000 | 17 Apr 13
Guest


Great! The exactly app i wanted though didn't even thought there could be tweaks for metro close especially with touchpad its a pain (oldish driver/must require two hands >.<)!!
Thanks a lot!

mhipsman | 03 Jul 13
Guest


does not appear to work on 8.1

Sergey | 03 Jul 13
Comments: 482


let's wait 8.1 RTM
i do not want to waste my time if something will be radically changed in RTM

somanyusernames | 14 Jul 13
Guest


Hi Sergey,

MouseCloseThreshold and TouchCloseThreshold are helpful, however, I am looking for a way to adjust the distance it takes to "grab" the app before it jumps to bottom and switches to "close" mode.
Strangely enough, it only takes a few pixels from top to "grab" an app with a mouse, but what is killing me is that you have to drag an app down to half the screen with the finger to get to "grab" state. I need to make this distance/threshold as small for touch as it is for mouse.
Purpose for this is to "snap" desktop apps to right side as alternative to taskbar(have a windows tablet so mouse is not a great alternative). Please help figure this out.

Regards,
somanyusernames

Sergey | 15 Jul 13
Comments: 482


No known easy way for this, sorry

Asrin475 | 17 Jul 13
Guest


Does it support Windows 8.1 ?

Horst | 17 Oct 13
Guest


Please Update for Windows 8.1

Sergey | 17 Oct 13
Comments: 482


open your eyes and read please

Bronislav | 19 Oct 13
Guest


doesn't work in win8.1, waiting for new version

Sergey | 20 Oct 13
Comments: 482


Just once again, for all people who want new version.
Windows 8.1 RTM users, please refer to the Close Threshold for Windows 8.1 app!


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