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Using Apps without going through the Desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Using Apps without going through the Desktop


    Hi all,

    If I start a program (Photoshop, Firefox, for example) from the Start Screen the Desktop appears and the program loads on top of the Desktop, and when the program closes I am left with the Desktop not the Start Screen. Is this normal Windows 8 behaviour? (I have only just acquired Windows 8 and it is taking some time getting used to it!!) Is there a setting which will allow me to start a program from the Start Screen and return to the Start Screen when I close the program, ie allow me to bypass the Desktop (unless I choose deliberately to go to it)?

    Thanks

    Robert

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi Robert and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I you start an App you will return to Start when you press the Windowskey or close the App.

    The two programs you are mentioning aren't apps but are 'normal' programs. The run in 'Desktop modus' and not in 'App modus'. Therefore, when you close them you will return to the Desktop. Since they are normal programs and not apps.

    You can allways quickly go back to Start by pressing the Windowskey.

    Hope this info is helpfull.

    Greetz,

    Rover.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Rover

    Thank you for your help.

    Robert
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  4. #4


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You're welcome, Robert.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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