1.    17 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Desktop showing apps not icons


    Dear Experts

    I am new to windows 10 , as I have been using windows 7 for a while.

    I tried to google for the issue that I have been experiencing but couldn't find a fix

    Currently windows 10s desktop is showing apps how can I make it showing icons ,,,,I mean I want it same as windows 7 style

    I tried to use :ClassicShell_4_3_1 but I wasn't sure if this would help ot not,,,,snapshot below showing ClassicShell was installed

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    Second question I can't remove cortana although I used a small utility called : Uninstall Cortana from the link below

    How to uninstall and remove Cortana in Windows 10 - Winaero

    Thanks
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  2.    17 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,025
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    Hi,
    Currently windows 10s desktop is showing apps how can I make it showing icons ,,,,I mean I want it same as windows 7 style
    Do you mean the desktop - or the Start Menu? Given your reference to Classic Shell, I assume you mean the Start Menu.

    The Start Menu shows tiles on the right, and optionally (and by default) a list of programs, grouped, on the left.

    Classic shell start menu is excellent- I and others here use it.
    If you install it, you can still launch the (poorly conceived, frustrating - my opinion) Win 10 start menu, and you can launch the Win 10 universal apps from it too.

    Its search features are better, and the whole thing is much more configurable, flexible and intuitive.
    However, if you want tiles, you need sthg else.

    Don't bother about removing Cortana- you can end up in more trouble than you want. If you still want to, in the tutorial section here, there's a tutorial about that.

    Just ignore it, and use the option from the taskbar to hide its search box.

    In the Tutorial section, which you're free to browse and search,
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index Windows 10 Tutorials

    I have searched 'tiles' for you.
    Enable or Disable Live Tiles on Start in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Turn On or Off Live Tiles for Apps on Start in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Coming from Win 7 you will find Win 10 far less customisable, but there are things you can do. Superfly's SMACC partly replaces the missing Advanced Display Features dialogue.

    Example of mine with a few changes (using 3rd party programs and a theme file saved and created using the above utility (or a widely known registry mod):
    Click image for larger version. 

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    You can find examples of what others have done in some of threads in Customisation.
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  3.    17 Sep 2017 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your help
    I meant Desktop not Start Menu.
    But I thought mistakenly Classic Shell might fix the issue, but it doesn't I guess
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  4.    17 Sep 2017 #4
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    Please post a screenshot of your desktop so we can understand what you are seeing. (Or is that your imgur image?)

    Do you perhaps have the start menu set to full screen? (Bottom right)

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Start Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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    To post a screenshot here please use the Insert Image icon to the left of the video icon above your post as above
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2017 at 09:27. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5.    17 Sep 2017 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Okay
    Thanks for the help
    "Use start full screen" supposed to be set to "on" to fix the issue
    mine was set to "off"
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  6.    17 Sep 2017 #6
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    If the start screen is not full screen you should be able to see part of your desktop. Do you?

    Your image does not show any of your desktop, just the taskbar and start screen.

    Close the start screen, and post a screenshot of your desktop please, as you are saying its content is not what you expect.
    How to post a screenshot is indicated at the end of my last post. Thanks.
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  7.    17 Sep 2017 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Your image does not show any of your desktop, just the taskbar and start screen.
    I couldn't see the desktop this is why I posted here , the image that I posted is what I used to see

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    But when I set "Use start full screen" to "on" now I can see the desktop as per below :

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  8.    17 Sep 2017 #8
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    Do you perhaps have tablet mode enabled?
    Settings - search tablet

    Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Note: it shouldn't be possible to enlarge the start screen to cover your screen by dragging it.
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2017 at 09:26. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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