Windows 8.1 Boot to Desktop

Windows 8.1 introduced the ability for you to boot straight to the desktop instead of the start menu.

To turn this on, go to the desktop, right click the taskbar and select properties.

Taskbar Properties

Taskbar Properties

 

Select the “Navigation” tab, then check, “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start.”

Navigation Properties

Navigation Properties

 

Click “OK” to save your change.

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