Windows 10: Where is my Desktop? Solved

  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1

    Where is my Desktop?

    Where is my desktop? I have a Microsoft-forced-on-me desktop that has a bunch of absolutely useless square icons. I want a desktop with my icons on it. The suggestions, so far, have been useless also. Nothing happens when I right click on the desktop. Ditto swiping in from the right.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       26 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Terry, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    It sounds like you may have tablet mode turned on. Turning off tablet mode should help.

    Pressing the Win+D keys will take you to your desktop as well.
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  3. BugMeister's Avatar
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    64-bit Win10 Pro Insider Build 18262.1000
       26 Aug 2015 #3

    also, check you haven't hit the Task View Button..
    that throws up an almost empty screen, if you've nothing pending..

    - can be a bit disturbing, at first when it suddenly appears..
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4


    I have my desktop back. I did the Windows Button + P and tried PC Screen Only - No help, Duplicate - No help, Extend - Bingo. The Whatever desktop full of useless to me icons disappeared and my desktop appeared. Thank you.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       26 Aug 2015 #5

    Great news. :)
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