Solved How to stop icons from MSOffice Picture Manager

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April 2, 2014 at 16:00:51
Specs: Windows 8.1, 1 GB
It seems that the newer the version of Windows the more operations it performs without you knowing it. Case in point: After using MSOffice Picture Manager for the first time I discovered quite accidentally that when the screen cursor is moved to the upper left corner of the screen an icon appears containing the last picture viewed. This seems to be true even if Picture Manager was previously closed.
Is there a way to turn off this unwanted "feature"?
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#1
April 4, 2014 at 00:13:05
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I think you’ll find that anything that appears when you move the cursor off top left, represents Apps that are open. If you right-click it, you can close it.

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#2
April 4, 2014 at 15:14:25
Thanks, BurrWalnut. In the interim I figured that out. Typically, I would open the photos directly from a file list (I believe that's referred to as docu-centric selection"), not by first opening Picture Manager. However, to leave Picture Manager I clicked on the X in the upper right corner. I thought that was sufficient to close the application.

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#3
April 5, 2014 at 00:16:54
I’m glad you sorted it out.

Another way of closing Apps is to press Alt+F4. Also, clicking at the top of the screen and dragging to the bottom and then releasing the mouse button works.


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#4
April 5, 2014 at 04:54:27
Everyone using Windows 8 should learn about Alt+F4 for closing programs. It is very useful, but be warned if all programs have already been closed, the machine will ask if you want to shut down (at least is asks).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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