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Steps to have your desktop open in Windows 8.1
Old 14th March 2014
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Glenn Bucci's Avatar
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Steps to have your desktop open in Windows 8.1

1. Right-click any open area in the taskbar, then click Properties.

2. Click the Navigation tab, then check the box next to Go to the desktop instead of Start when you sign in.

3. Click OK, then reboot.
Old 14th March 2014
DAW PLUS's Avatar
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You don't need to reboot, just press the windows button in the bottom left corner or on the keyboard.
Also, you can tweak 8.1 so you only see the tiles GUI when searching for applications.
Old 14th March 2014
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Or install Startisback, a $3 application, that gives you a start menu and boots to desktop, and works really well; been running it on my win8 machine for quite some time.
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