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Windows 8 desktop not loading automatically at start

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Win 8

    Windows 8 desktop not loading automatically at start


    Hi,
    When log in , just after loading "Metro" interface I try to press window key to go to "classic desktop" but until I start some application or even Control Panel it does not appear loaded.

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  2. #2


    I think you have to press: winkey+d to go to desktop, at least for the 1st run, after you can switch using only winkey.
    Not sure, maybe some expert can give better advice.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sps View Post
    I think you have to press: winkey+d to go to desktop, at least for the 1st run, after you can switch using only winkey.
    Not sure, maybe some expert can give better advice.
    Thank you! That worked for me!
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  4. #4


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    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Yes. The reason is that the Windows key takes you to the previous running app. The Desktop, as far as Windows 8 is concerned, is like one of the Metro apps. So if it's not running, the Windows key won't take you there. But if you start the app (e.g., with Windows + d) then it's running all the time unless you explicitly close it. And the Windows key will take you there. That is, of course, until you start another Metro app running...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Thanks for such explicit explanation!
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Windows 8 desktop not loading automatically at start
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