HoloLens applications are launched by tapping on a tile from the windows home screen and placing the application window in physical space. Application windows are persistent and will remain in place even if the device is turned off and on. First time users of the Hololens commonly surround themselves with application windows and find it difficult to return to an application they were recently working in. For this reason we recommend the following approach to launching and closing applications.
When placing application windows, ensure they are located in spaces that are not likely to become occluded by moving objects or people. Try to place windows where they can easily be seen, opened and closed.
Sleeping and Closing Applications
While an application is running, A Bloom gesture will open the app menu and allow you to tap the Home icon to exit the application and leave it in a sleep state. You can return to the application by tapping within the application window. If you do not wish to return to the application, you should remove it from the space by tapping the Remove button in the top-right corner of the application window.
You can restart an application by exiting, removing and relaunching from the windows home screen.