How to boot into Automatic Desktop Mode in Windows 8

Windows 8

One of the fundamental changes that the Windows 8 operating system has brought has been the arrival of a new main interface called Metro at first . This screen divides the different elements of the system through cells of different sizes , and it is no secret that it is mainly intended for use in touch devices. A year after reaching the market, there are still many users who have not gotten used to its use and who criticize the imposition of this screen. For all of them, Microsoft has introduced several options in its Windows 8.1 update to customize the way the computer starts up.We will tell you how to configure this version of Windows so that the computer starts automatically on the desktop without going through the main interface.

The American company seems to have heard the popular clamor and has decided to take a small step back with its Windows 8.1 update by allowing users to configure a system use more similar to what they had with Windows 7 . One of these options is the ability to automatically start the computer in the desktop application, without having to take an intermediate step through the brick interface. This option, which is very useful for those who continue to use Windows almost exclusively through desktop applications , is not visible and it is difficult to reach it if its location has not been explained before.

Windows 8 apps

The first of the steps to be carried out is to click the right mouse button on the task bar . Then we click on the "Properties" option . A small window with several tabs will open. To control the options that interest us, we will have to go to the "Navigation" tab . The property that we will have to have selected by default is "When logging in or closing all the applications on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start". We apply the changes and the next time we restart the system or come back from a sleep state, the computer will load directly on the desktop.

Within this tab we also have other interesting options to adapt the use of Windows 8.1 to a more productive environment. For example, if we mark the option "Show Applications view automatically when going to Start" instead of showing us the icons of the main interface, we will see a list of all available applications. If we also check "Show desktop applications first in Applications view when ordered by category"we can see the games and desktop tools first. In this way, each time we press the Windows button we will arrive at a list of system applications, which becomes a very interesting alternative to be able to enjoy a substitute for the start menu of previous versions of Windows.