Start Screen: opening items doesn't always switch to them

  1.    11 Oct 2015 #1

    Start Screen: opening items doesn't always switch to them


    I have 'Start' full screen. When I open programs from here, they open on the desktop and the Start screen disappears. That's how I expect it!

    I noticed that if I create a web shortcut on 'Start', it behaves differently. When I open it from the Start screen, it opens and I can see it on the taskbar, but I'm still looking at the Start screen; it doesn't disappear.

    If I have the Start screen up, and I click on anything in Quick Launch, it's the same. They open, but focus doesn't switch to them, the Start screen stays there.

    If I have 'Start' not full screen, and I open that web shortcut, I see it open behind the Start menu, but the menu stays there.

    What I would like is to have everything behave the same. When I open anything from 'Start', I want focus to switch to the item I just opened and 'Start' to disappear. Is there a setting I've overlooked? Is this the same for everyone??
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  2.    13 Oct 2015 #2

    That's exactly the same problem I have been trying to solve for the last week.
    Program shortcuts perform as expected when in Tablet Mode (i.e. program opens and start screen disappears),
    however web shortcut opens behind the Start Menu, so in tablet mode it looks like nothing happens when clicking the shortcut.
    I hope someone can come up with a fix for this.
    P.S. I have 3 Windows 10 computers and they all have the same problem
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Oct 2015 #3

    Well it seems if it is a URL shortcut then for some reason it opens behind the start menu.
    If it is a program shortcut then it will open in front.
    I made a test shortcut as follows:
    Right click desktop –> new -> shortcut
    In the box “location of the item” for example:
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe"
    Next -> give the shortcut a name e.g. ITV Player -> Finish
    Right click short cut and click “Pin to Start”
    In the above example the icon will be Firefox, so change it to whatever you prefer.
    Now if I am in "Tablet Mode" the shortcut will open ITV Player on top.
    (I'm sure that is some kind of bug where the URL shortcut will not open on top)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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