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How to fix this Windows 8.1 Start screen problem?

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    How to fix this Windows 8.1 Start screen problem?


    Every time i switch to the Start Screen, my desktop icons shows up too. Is there a way to fix this?

    I've try changing my theme/background then after a while, the icons will just show up again.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Romerqazwsx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you mean the icons on the Start screen's background image, or pinned icons on the Start screen?

    If background, do you have a custom theme or Start Menu type program installed?

    If pinned icons, are you able to right click on them, and click on "Unpin from Start" to remove them?

    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 01 May 2014 at 10:16. Reason: addition
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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    maybe u cud've installed a 3rd part theme app to modify ur start menu or a faulty aero theme? try reset them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Romerqazwsx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you mean the icons on the Start screen's background image, or pinned icons on the Start screen?

    If background, do you have a custom theme or Start Menu type program installed?

    If pinned icons, are you able to right click on them, and click on "Unpin from Start" to remove them?

    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8

    The background. I didn't install any 3rd party themes. Well, after i change my Windows Desktop background and go to the Start Screen, its normal (I don't see the icons) but after a while, the desktop icon shows. It's not that big deal but i find it messing with my start screen.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, double check to see if you may have the desktop slideshow turned on, and maybe just have some screenshot images of your desktop in the folder used for the desktop slideshow?

    It's a bit outside the box, but plausible.

    Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8
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