1.    16 Nov 2015 #1
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    How to Return to Traditional Desktop


    I went through all the settings last night, making changes as desired, and somehow managed to screw up my desktop. Instead of seeing my icons on the background and in the taskbar, I have a bunch of start menu tiles covering the screen. I know it's probably a simple matter to return to my old desktop, but I can't seem to find the correct setting to change back. Can anyone help?
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  2.    16 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    I believe you have turned on the full screen start menu, revert by going to settings/personalization/start then under the "Use Start full screen" turn it off.
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  3.    17 Nov 2015 #3
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    Thread Starter

    I did what you said, but that didn't fix the problem. It's also annoying that I can't close a program the usual way. I have to click on the task view button and close it that way.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4
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    Check in your action centre

    you might have accidentally turned on tablet mode
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  5.    17 Nov 2015 #5
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    That did it. Thank you very much.
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  6.    17 Nov 2015 #6
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    You're Welcome

    Glad to hear you got it sorted
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