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when closing IE or Chrome it goes to Desktop not Start Scr


rrocco

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When I exit/close IE or Google Chrome it takes me to the desktop not the Start Screen. I actually like the Start screen and do not want to end up at the desk top.

Is there anything I can do to make it go to the (Metro) Start Screen?

Is this normal or is this because I downloaded a desktop start menu ( to get the old start key back) and then decided I didn't want it - so uninstalled it. I don't know prior to that change how it behaved since I did the download almost immediately after getting my new windows 8 system.
 

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brummyfan

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Hi rrocco, welcome to the forums, that's the normal behaviour, if you want the metro screen, move your cursor to the bottom left and click.
 

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rrocco

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I know I can easily get to the Start screen by clicking the windows key or moving the cursor but I was trying to make the system very simple for my 80 year old mother. She is going from a windows ME system ( 2000) to Windows 8. I think that the Metro Start screen will be very easy for her to navigate, but I think it is confusing that sometimes she will end up at the desktop. I would rather she only go there if she wants to by clicking on the desktop tile. Is there anyway to close IE and end up at the (metro)Start Screen?
 
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brummyfan

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I know I can easily get to the Start screen by clicking the windows key or moving the cursor but I was trying to make the system very simple for my 80 year old mother. She is going from a windows ME system ( 2000) to Windows 8. I think that the Metro Start screen will be very easy for her to navigate, but I think it is confusing that sometimes she will end up at the desktop. I would rather she only go there if she wants to by clicking on the desktop tile. Is there anyway to close IE and end up at the (metro)Start Screen?
I don't think that will be easy as Metro has it's version of IE, wait until someone more experienced to help you.
 

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    Intel HD 4000
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    High Definiton Audio Device
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bobkn

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When I exit/close IE or Google Chrome it takes me to the desktop not the Start Screen. I actually like the Start screen and do not want to end up at the desk top.

Is there anything I can do to make it go to the (Metro) Start Screen?

Is this normal or is this because I downloaded a desktop start menu ( to get the old start key back) and then decided I didn't want it - so uninstalled it. I don't know prior to that change how it behaved since I did the download almost immediately after getting my new windows 8 system.
If you're using the desktop version of IE or Chrome, you'll be back on the desktop after you close them, just like any other desktop application.
 

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    homebuilt
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    I7-3930k
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    Asus P9X79 Pro
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    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
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