1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2016 #1

    Start Menu Stuck on Desktop - Won't Exit

    A family member's W10 computer won't exit the start menu. It is stuck on the desk top and I can't figure out how to make it go away. It is preventing programs from starting. Even the installation of the Anniversary update did not correct this issue. I've attached a screen shot. Clicking on the start icon does nothing.

    I am at a loss to fix this so any suggestions would be welcome.

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       01 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello Gator,

    It sounds like they may have tablet mode turned on. If so, turning off tablet mode should allow them to be able to go to the desktop.

    Tablet Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    In addition, they may also wish to turn off full screen Start if on.

    Start Full-screen - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2016 #3

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Saved my sanity!! Not sure how the heck that got turned on, but it did. Will creating a restore point save this setting if it gets messed up again?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       01 Sep 2016 #4

    You're most welcome.

    It can, but you can easily turn it on/off without a restore point.
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