Return to the desktop after closing program

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Forum' started by Ruffles, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Ruffles

    Ruffles Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Is there a quick way to return to the desktop if that's where you were when you launched a program and close it? For example, several times now I have been in the desktop and tapped on a .pdf or .jpg. The metro apps for these files opens and displays them. I then hit escape or swipe from the top and the app will close but it returns me to the start screen, not the desktop. Is there a simple keystroke or gesture that I'm not aware of to do this?
     
  2. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    My Device:
    RT
    If anything else on the Desktop is open just hit the Windows key.
     
  3. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,177
    Likes Received:
    262
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern CA
    My Device:
    RT
    Yes, you can hit the Window key to return to the previous app or you can pause 1 second after closing the app and then swipe from the left edge in (the multi-task swipe) to return to the previous app. Waiting 1 second between swipes toggles between the two recent apps while swiping continuously without the one second pause cycles through all open apps.
     
  4. tonyz3

    tonyz3 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    0
    it seems the the new Stardock app might be what you need. Modernmix - get the free beta at stardock.com - because it runs everything - metro apps from the desktop it will keep you in desktop. I would jump on the stardock forum for info. seems good so far. I prefer the modern apps but you can do a lot with the Mmix options on desktop.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
closing apps returns me to the desktop on surface rt
,
closing program goes to desktop windows 8
,
closing program on surface rt
,
how to close a program on surface
,
return to desktop ms 2013
,

surface pro 3 closing apps goes back to desktop

,
surface pro returns to desktop
,
surface return to desktop
,

surface returns to desktop

,
why desktop after closimg program wimdows 8