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8.1 Update 1 - Closing Metro Apps Always Sends to Desktop

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    Windows 8.1 U 1

    8.1 Update 1 - Closing Metro Apps Always Sends to Desktop


    My 8.1 Update 1 HTPC now sends us to the desktop instead of the Start screen when we close an app. I know of the setting in taskbar properties to always go to the desktop instead of start when an app is closed. This option is unchecked. It looks like any non-touch Update 1 PC just ignores this setting. Anyone else suffering from the same problem? Any thoughts?

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    Windows 8.1 U 1


    Crisis averted. You need to go to the taskbar properties and uncheck the box that says "Show Windows Apps on the Taskbar."

    Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Apr 2014 at 00:55. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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8.1 Update 1 - Closing Metro Apps Always Sends to Desktop
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