Solved How do I reset back to the default startup screen?

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  1. TharosTheDragon

    TharosTheDragon New Member

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    Months ago when I first started using my Surface, I must've done something to configure it so that it would automatically open the desktop on startup. But now all the apps I wanna use are just the regular apps and not desktop apps. I want it to stop automatically opening the desktop. But I have no idea what I did or how to undo it.

    Does anyone have a list of steps I could go through to figure this out?
     
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    Two steps:

    1 - Right-click on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, then choose Properties.

    2 - Click on the Navigation tab, then under the Start screen section, check the box next to "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start."

    Hope this helps. Let us know.
     
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    It works! Thanks.
     
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    Great. Marking solved.
     

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