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Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT

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    windows 8.1

    Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT


    I hope someone knows how to change this because for some reason it drives me crazy. As we all know the word "Start" appears on the top left hand corner of the win8/8.1/RT metro home screen. Is there anyway to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by darpavader View Post
    I hope someone knows how to change this because for some reason it drives me crazy. As we all know the word "Start" appears on the top left hand corner of the win8/8.1/RT metro home screen. Is there anyway to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for your help.
    You mean this:

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello darpavader, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If what David posted above is what you mean, then you could set Windows to startup to your desktop instead of your Start screen if you like.

    Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    windows 8.1


    Hey thanks for the replies. exactly what David posted. Is there a way to get rid of the word "start" and just have the background image? I like metro, I just don't like that graphic. Even replacing the word "start" with a clock would be better and more useful.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by darpavader View Post
    Hey thanks for the replies. exactly what David posted. Is there a way to get rid of the word "start" and just have the background image? .
    I dough if that will be possible ,I think its purpose is to let you know what screen you are on .you got 2 choices ,"start" or " APPS by name" ,if you follow the link to make changes to the start screen above
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    windows 8.1


    That's too bad. For some reason I feel it just makes the metro screen look ugly. plus if they did let you of rid of it you could get another row of live tiles.
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    Taking customization a bit too far I would think.
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