Ray— why do you insist on changing Microsoft terminology? Other than yourself, some members in this group and some of your friends; nobody knows what MPI stands for. This is the only information I can find online about MPI.
It may be an appropriate way to describe the main menu but it gets confusing when one has a problem and their source of help is using a term that can't be looked up for a description.
Meaningful discussions and help sessions requires words and terms that everyone knows the meaning of. Anything else
"leaves the reader guessing the meaning, intent and target audience, does not add to or enhance meaningful discussion."
No one seems to know, for example: Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet
A lot of people are confused, so yes, I created the acronym MPI (Mobile Phone Interface) purely for this forum, as it's the only Windows forum that I'm on and I was heartily sick of using naming conventions that were no more valid than the MPI. As I said, the term MPI is very apt, as it is exactly what you see on a Windows 8 mobile phone, Windows 8 tablet and Windows 8 PC.I said it before, I'll say it again: Metro, or whatever you want to call it,...
I Googled 'eightforums mpi' and the first three listings gave you the details. Your posting here simply enhances the understanding of the term MPI, so thank you. I could have been derogatory of the interface and called in the CRAPP interface (CRAPP meaning crap app interface), but that would have been grossly unfair and not reflective of how I feel about the interface. I don't believe it's crap, but simply inappropriate for a desktop PC (or maybe it is crap, for desktop PCs - now you've got me thinking).
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is there anyway to bypass the password and just go to the desktop?
no, not out of the box.
MPI seems good enough to me.
There are other much less flattering ones out there. Ray is being polite.
How to Boot to the Desktop & Skip Metro in Windows 8
or move the 'desktop tile' to be first in top left corner and as you log in, hold the Enter key down to bypass start screen (per an Eight Forums tutorial)
which I did for awhile. Now I would only do that if I were going to the desktop IE 10.
It just makes sense for me to save time logging into the start menu, clicking a program tile that opens on the desktop when I'm ready to go desktop.
Sometimes I prefer to use a Metro App like metro IE 10 for additional security, metro mail or .... before going to desktop.