1. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I upgraded my laptop and Surface Pro to 8.1 update 1 last weekend.

    On my laptop if I now close an app for example Mail, or my browser (Either by swiping down or using the close button) I go to the desktop instead of back to the Metro screen, this doesn't happen on my Surface Pro, it goes back to the Start/Metro screen and this is how I would want my laptop to work.

    I know it is probably a setting but for the life of me I can't see it, any help appreciated.

    Bob
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-05-2014 03:12 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey bob go to desktop and right click on taskbar/properties. You will find a setting (sorry I don't have my netbook at moment , there is a bug. I have a Lenovo flex 10 which is a laptop with a multi touch display. Whenever I close the app either by swiping down or by pressing the X button , it takes me straight to desktop. Earlier it used to take me to my start screen. The toogle option does not seem work anymore )
    05-05-2014 03:44 AM
  3. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.

    I can see the "Go to desktop when I close items" but it was unchecked, out of curiosity I checked and applied it, made no difference, so I unchecked and applied it and still no difference.


    Bob
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-05-2014 04:10 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I am sure Microsoft is working on it. This issue is really annoying:(
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-05-2014 04:26 AM
  5. Bobvfr's Avatar
    As long as it isn't just me

    Cheers for the help.


    Bob
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-05-2014 04:35 AM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    05-05-2014 04:43 AM
  7. paulsalter's Avatar
    From properties of your taskbar go to the Taskbar tab and remove the tick from Show Windows Store Apps on The Taskbar

    Should now work as it did in previous versions

    Having Store Apps show on the Taskbar (new in latest version) forces it back to Desktop when apps are closed
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-05-2014 01:10 PM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    From properties of your taskbar go to the Taskbar tab and remove the tick from Show Windows Store Apps on The Taskbar

    Should now work as it did in previous versions

    Having Store Apps show on the Taskbar (new in latest version) forces it back to Desktop when apps are closed
    Thanks this works :D
    paulsalter and Guytronic like this.
    05-05-2014 01:14 PM
  9. berty6294's Avatar
    From properties of your taskbar go to the Taskbar tab and remove the tick from Show Windows Store Apps on The Taskbar

    Should now work as it did in previous versions

    Having Store Apps show on the Taskbar (new in latest version) forces it back to Desktop when apps are closed
    beat me to it! This is something I would like them to change. Love the store apps on my taskbar but on my surface I would prefer to go to Start screen instead of desktop.
    05-05-2014 01:19 PM
  10. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Well done that man, vote yourself a treat, anything you want (Well you are paying for it).

    Many thanks.


    Bob
    05-05-2014 02:51 PM

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