The new Windows 8 Start screen is great but it’s not for everyone and having to click to get to the desktop just a waste of time if you never use it. Thankfully, there is a way to get past this and it’s built right into Windows 8.1. Yes, there are no secret codes, buttons or hacks necessary to accomplish this.
Just follow these steps:
- Boot up your computer and click the “Desktop Tile” to enter “Desktop Mode”
- Right-Click on the “Task Bar”
- Select “Properties”
- Select the “Navigation Tab”
- Place a check in the checkbox next to “Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in”
- Click “OK”
That’s it, it really is that simple. Next time you reboot your computer it will take you right to the desktop, no questions asked.
Don’t have the Windows 8.1 Preview and you want to try it out? Microsoft has you covered on their Windows 8.1 Preview page.