1. Gamely Lounges's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I've searched for a bit and can't quite find the answer to my question.

    When I start up my Win10 device I want by default to go into the Start Screen (which I have set to full screen mode). I really don't have any use for the old desktop anymore. If I want to see files and folders on the desktop then I open File Explorer.

    So ... is there a way to hide the desktop and instead promote the Start Screen as my primary experience?

    Thanks!
    Gamely Lounges
    08-21-2017 10:23 AM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    You can try using Tablet Mode as your primary setup. Tablet Mode basically enables the Start Screen as the desktop, but you lose certain aspects like windowed applications and such. As far as I know, there's no "hybrid" mode with a combination of Tablet Mode's Start Screen experience combined with Desktop Mode's windowed applications and more mouse focused UI. This is one area that Windows 10 is still limited in, and Microsoft has done little so far to improve the experience (surprising considering how much they're pushing Windows tablets).
    08-21-2017 02:29 PM
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Snap Assist on Tablet Mode does do a decent job of straddling the two modes, and Task View is very quick, but you definitely lose something just using Tablet Mode. It's up to you what you prefer.
    08-21-2017 02:30 PM

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