Solved

Unable to Close Dialog Boxes in Windows 8

Posted on 2013-06-01
8
588 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-19
Hello Experts,

Can someone please let me know why I'm unable close dialog boxes. In the attached image you'll see that the X to close the box isn't available. I simply can't close them.

Can you help?

Cheers

Carlton
windows.doc
0
Comment
Question by:cpatte7372
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39213533
If they have no close button, just escape and navigate to the next app. They will close themselves after while or at log off.

If they are desktop applications, they should have close buttons. All mine do.

You can try using Task Manager to close but I do not recommend that. Different apps react in different ways, and sometimes forced closure leaves a Stopped Working error. Just allow them to close on their own. I am fairly sure that is the Microsoft design.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:cpatte7372
ID: 39214148
Thinkpads,

thanks for responding. This is not normal behaviour. If what your suggesting is correct, then please explain why I can't even minimise?
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39214179
Your attachment shows a screenshot of windows explorer - never in windows explorer have I seen this behavior. Please upload more screenshots, if you don't mind. Also tell us if you use some kind of modification to the windows 8 user interface.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 39214198
Also, I assumed you meant Windows 8 Metro Apps and most of those have no buttons to close (e.g. Photos, or Camera).  

Your thread subject says Dialogue Box. Again I assumed the above.

So if you are seeing something different, please post a different screen shot.

If you cannot close Desktop Applications, then try the following:

1. Scan for viruses and malware. Use your own suite and then online Malwarebytes.
2. Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Restart the computer after these steps and test.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:cpatte7372
ID: 39214217
thinkpads

It was a virus. I reinstalled windows 8 and all is well.

Cheers
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39214221
Thanks for the update. Since it was a virus as suggested earlier, you probably should close the question now.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cpatte7372
ID: 39260740
Cheers
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39260760
@cpatte7372 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever wondered why Windows 8 and 10 don't seem to accept your GPO-based software deployment while Windows 7 does? Read on.
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question