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This list of running apps includes both modern, Metro-style apps and apps that run on the classic Windows desktop. If you need to kill and unresponsive or unwanted program, this is the easiest place to do it.
Memorize this shortcut:
(The next best alternative is to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then click Task Manager.)
No matter where you are in Windows 8, that shortcut will summon this list. Click More Details to expand the Task Manager window impressively, as shown on the next page...