Well, this isn't the Desktop...what is it?

  1.    18 Mar 2016 #1

    Well, this isn't the Desktop...what is it?

    Hey all,

    Just upgraded my inexpensive Toshiba laptop to Win 10 from 7. Here's the thing, though...
    Every time I read something (online, for instance) about the Desktop, it seems to reference the tablet-looking screen with all the tiles on it (the tiles I removed because I neither need nor want any of them).

    But I also have my original Desktop, which has my own background, colors, icons, etc., and I switch between the two desktops by clicking the little Start window. So, what is my original Desktop called in order to differentiate it from the tablet-looking Desktop?

    Further, will pinning and such only apply to the tablet-looking Desktop?

    Thanks much,

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    18 Mar 2016 #2

    The desktop is called the desktop. The tablet style tile view is called start. You pin to start, which creates a tile. You create shortcuts on the desktop. To can convert a shortcut to a file by pinning it to start. You can convert a tile to a shortcut by dragging it to the desktop portion showing behind start.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Mar 2016 #3

    Great, that clears up a lot. Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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