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This is an old element inherited since Windows 3.1 where the interface of the applications didn't have the, now common, "X" to close them. Before, on the top right there was a menu that you could access with the combination Alt+space and one of the options, the main one, was close. The double click basically activates the main option of that menu. At some ...


The reason why mobile apps don't have a "close" button, is because there is no need for it. All mobile devices are built with a button that fullfills the role of "closing" an app. For those that don't, the OS provides a replacement interface. The problem with mobile devices (excluding notebooks/laptops), is that they come with a touchscreen instead of a ...

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