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How do I get 8.1 to go directly to desktop?

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    windows 8.1

    How do I get 8.1 to go directly to desktop?

    I have used desktop for many years and am used to it. I am sure the tiles thing is better, but I want my desktop.
    Instead of having the tiles come up and clicking on the desktop, how can I make it just go to the desktop and avoid the tiles. I found something in setup about defaulting to desktop, but that didn't seem to change anything.

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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Right click on a blank area of the taskbar, select Properties then Navigation tab and set the option.

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

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    Last edited by Brink; 06 Mar 2014 at 09:58. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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How do I get 8.1 to go directly to desktop?
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