Windows 10: How do I turn off Task View and restore original desktop? Solved

  1.    08 Jan 2017 #1

    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!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       08 Jan 2017 #2
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 22,788
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       08 Jan 2017 #3

    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
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       08 Jan 2017 #4

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    08 Jan 2017 #5

    Brink said: 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    08 Jan 2017 #6

    MoxieMomma said: 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 22,788
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       08 Jan 2017 #7

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


 

Related Threads
How to Turn On or Off Hover to Select Desktops in Task View in Windows 10 Task View is a virtual desktop manager in Windows 10 that allows you quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple virtual desktops. Create custom additional...
Is it possible when I go to task view and choose a different desktop that I could have certain desktop icons only on one?
Hi there going through my music files I've a load in .APE archive + the CUE file. I used to be able to re-create original track info (+tags) by using a program called CUE TOOLS. This seems to have disappeared. Anybody got an old link for...
Hello Everybody! I would like to use Task View or multiple Virtual Desktop such in that way: Desktop 1: My desktop Desktop 2: Remote Desktop on fullscreen Desktop 3: TeamViewer on fullscreen Desktop 4: While playing a game There is a...
Read more... 5290
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26.
Find Us