Windows 10: Unwanted live tiles on desktop Solved

  1.    16 Jun 2016 #1

    Unwanted live tiles on desktop


    I am an IT volunteer at a day centre and am working with a gentleman who has live tiles on the desktop which are unwanted.

    I can't seem to find the control panel if that is the way to rectify the problem.

    Does anyone know how to restore the desktop icons please?

    Many thanks.

    John Shearing.
    Last edited by John Shearing; 16 Jun 2016 at 05:08.
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       16 Jun 2016 #2

    John Shearing said: View Post
    I am an IT volunteer at a day centre and am working with a gentleman who has live tiles on the desktop which are unwanted.

    I can't seem to find the control panel if that is the way to rectify the problem.

    Does anyone know how to restore the desktop icons please?

    Many thanks.

    John Shearing.
    Hi John, welcome to the forums!

    Sounds like it might be in 'Tablet Mode'
    Try switching to Desktop Mode in Settings/System/Tablet Mode:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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    Last edited by Brink; 16 Jun 2016 at 07:45. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    16 Jun 2016 #3

    Hello Edwin.

    Thanks for the reply.

    It does indeed sound like it is in tablet mode. I will have a play with my Windows 10 computer over the next couple of days and will post my findings.

    Thanks.

    John.
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  4.    16 Jun 2016 #4

    Having had a chance to use my Windows 10 computer I am certain the problem was associated with being in tablet mode.

    Many thanks again for the reply.
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