Start Menu Stuck on Desktop - Won't Exit

  1. Gator5000e's Avatar
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
       #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.

    Start Menu Stuck on Desktop - Won't Exit-start-menu.jpg
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,250
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #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.

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

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Gator5000e's Avatar
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,250
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #4

    You're most welcome.

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