How to disable top drag to close an app

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  1. Jorge

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    Hello,
    I have been looking for over a day and trying applications to only disable the top drag to close an app in Windows 8.1
    Everything I've found is regrading left-rigth sides and corners, but I can't find anything that disable this option.
    Do you know any way to disable that?
    Thanks
     
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    I have not seen a way to do this. As far as I know it is a function of the OS. Out of curiosity - why do you want to disable it?
     
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    Thanks, I'll try to research or find other ways.
    So the idea is to have the surface as in Kiosk mode but with a custom .NET application..shame this is not built-on.
     
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    what I'm testing now is a schedule task to kill explorer process.
    Not the nicer solution but might work for me.
     
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    KIOSK Mode is built into Windows 8.x/RT, if your App was WinRT it would be very easy to accomplish what you're wanting to do...
     
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    I'm not [edit] sure I understand what you meant.
    Kiosk mode is built into both Win8x and Win RT 8x?
    If the app is a MUI app Kiosk mode would take care of it?
    Is Kiosk mode the same or different than locking the user to running one app?
     
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    On a related note but off topic: I really hate swiping top to bottom on the larger SP3 screen to close an App. It would be fantastic if they added the X to a swipe from top edge like you get with the mouse on top edge.
     
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    I'm pretty confident that I've checked all possible configurations within Windows, and some other third party apps.
    I still think only option for me will be to kill explorer.exe process..
     
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    IMO all that will accomplish is extremely poor performance or total un-usability.

    Event trapping is not a configuration it's programmatically handling user inputs like EdgeGesture . IDK maybe this can only be done with MUI apps (Store Apps) in which case you have your answer.
    https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/edge-gesture-invocation-76a474dd
     
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    Yes, doesn't sound good killing explorer process.
    However like touch screen and Lync calls work fine I'll keep going with this solution from now, thanks!
     

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