1.    08 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 10

    How do I turn off Task View and restore original desktop?


    Greetings all,

    A game recently crashed on my laptop, and, in attempting to close it, I seem to have somehow turned on Task View. The crash required a restart. Now my desktop is devoid of folders and icons, the Task View button is on the task bar, and only the Start menu comes up. I can revert to desktop using the Start menu, but it is devoid of icons and reverts to Start each time I click the desktop screen. I can create virtual desktops, but still no folders and icons. My desktop folder still contains most of the folders and icons, but I see no way to restore them to the desktop.

    At any rate, the virtual desktop thing is not for me. How can I disable this and restore my original desktop, with icons, and without Task View?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
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  2.    08 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
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  3.    08 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello Newbi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition, double check to make sure that you have tablet mode turned off.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    08 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Hi:

    LOL.
    Excellent point.
    That's why @Brink gets paid the big bucks.

    (I use neither Tablet Mode nor Task View, so I know not about that which I speak.)

    Cheers,
    MM
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  5.    08 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Newbi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition, double check to make sure that you have tablet mode turned off.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    That was it! Thank you very much for both the help and the prompt response.
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  6.    08 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
    Hi:

    LOL.
    Excellent point.
    That's why @Brink gets paid the big bucks.

    (I use neither Tablet Mode nor Task View, so I know not about that which I speak.)

    Cheers,
    MM
    Yes, it was in tablet mode. Thanks for the help, though! I very much appreciate it.
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  7.    08 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    You're most welcome. I'm glad we could help.
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