Why don't most mobile apps have a "Menu...Exit" function? RRS feed

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  • Is it so difficult to add this to every program? In order to preserve precious memory we're always forced use the Task Manager "Stop / Stop All" buttons. Imagine if desktop Windows worked this way - no "File...Exit" or "X" in the upper right corner - you could only go to Task Manager and kill the exe.

    Mobile Mines has it, but Solitaire and Bubble Breaker don't.
    IE and Bing have it, but Word and Live don't (strangely enough Word has a "File..." menu but lacks the "Exit" function!

    Weird. It should be made mandatory.

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:46 AM

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  • This topic has been discussed ad nauseum on just about every windows mobile forum I've seen.  Windows Mobile was written to perform in this fashion, by design.  You can read this article, entitled, "The Emporer has not Close,"  to learn more about the reasoning behind it.

    This may become a moot point with WM7.  We'll all have to wait and see how it works under that operating system.

    Prof Julie, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices | http://pocketprimer.com
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:33 PM