Windows 8.1 tips and tricks – Go straight to your desktop when you log on
With Windows 10 not on the way until later next year and in reality probably not making it to the business desktop for some time after that, we thought it would be useful to put some Windows 8.1 tips and tricks online!
When you start or log on to your computer, by default it will take you to the Start Screen.
This has frustrated many users, however thankfully in Windows 8.1 there is a solution
Follow these 3 steps:
Right-click on the desktop toolbar
Select Properties and go to the Navigationtab.
Under the Start Screen options, enable the box “When I sign in or close all applications on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start” (as shown here)
That’s it, next time you switch your pc on (or log in) it will go straight to the desktop, just like Windows has done since 1985 !
These tips apply to Windows 8.1 and may not work with Windows 8.
If you are still using Windows 8, then you should upgrade for free to 8.1 to ensure you have the latest security fixes. If you are unsure then please ask us or your current provider for assistance.