1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #1

    How do I place a desktop tile on screen in Windows 10


    Windows 8.1 had a desktop tile in the start screen. Windows 10 does not appear to have it. Is there a way to get the desktop tile back in windows 10?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 105
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    I don't think so. If you are on Tablet Mode, clicking the Start button will bring you to Desktop Mode. Desktop tile is unnecessary because Windows 10 is now utilizing the Start button.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    You can right click on the Start button and click the bottom item, Desktop.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       03 Aug 2015 #4

    Hmm. Interesting. Being a keyboarder for the most part I look at and use the WinKey as a toggle between the "Starts" and desktop just as in past OSs. WinKey to open start and another to close. Nothing has changed through the years except if 8.1 is booted to the Start screen. It is only there that the WinKey does nothing, however since the Desktop is treated like an app, once it's "revealed" (it isn't closed like an app, just hidden) with either pressing the Desktop tile on the Start screen or WinKey/D combo only then the WinKey toggles between the two.

    BTW, In 8.1 while holding WinKey down then tap period key then tap down arrow then release the WinKey will hide the desktop again.

    I can't find a way in 10 to create a tile neither, but since it can be configured to boot to the either desktop or in Tablet mode which boots to Start menu a tile isn't needed IMO. Simply push WinKey for either. It'll toggle.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #5

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Hmm. Interesting. Being a keyboarder for the most part I look at and use the WinKey as a toggle between the "Starts" and desktop just as in past OSs. WinKey to open start and another to close. Nothing has changed through the years except if 8.1 is booted to the Start screen. It is only there that the WinKey does nothing, however since the Desktop is treated like an app, once it's "revealed" (it isn't closed like an app, just hidden) with either pressing the Desktop tile on the Start screen or WinKey/D combo only then the WinKey toggles between the two.

    BTW, In 8.1 while holding WinKey down then tap period key then tap down arrow then release the WinKey will hide the desktop again.

    I can't find a way in 10 to create a tile neither, but since it can be configured to boot to the either desktop or in Tablet mode which boots to Start menu a tile isn't needed IMO. Simply push WinKey for either. It'll toggle.
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    Thanks for the input. You have been very helpful
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
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       03 Aug 2015 #6

    lhyson said: View Post
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    Thanks for the input. You have been very helpful
    You're welcome. Glad to be of help.

    You may want to mark this thread solved if it has filled your acquisition.

    Good luck to you.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win10 Pro
       04 Aug 2015 #7

    yeah, for kicks and giggled i tried to make a shortcut to the desktop, and then pin it, but it wouldnt let me pin that item. thats rich...
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