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Surface pro 3 - desktop

Is there a way when first start up to have it go directly to desktop (instead of apps screen) on Surface pro 3
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VBdotnet2005
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Francois_ITCommented:
assuming your in Windows 8.1:

Right-click on an empty area of your taskbar, and click on the "Properties" option.
Click on the Navigation tab.
Click the checkbox to the left of "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the Desktop instead of Start".
Click the "Apply" button in the bottom right corner of the dialog box.
Click Ok button.
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jvillareal78Commented:
If you are like me and want the start menu back as well, I would suggest Classic Shell http://www.classicshell.net/ This will give you the start menu and boot directly into desktop. I use it on my Surface Pro 3.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
To the point made by Francois above, I enabled all the first 3 settings under Start Screen.

Also you can add All Programs to the taskbar very easily.

Right Click on the Taskbar
Select Toolbar, New Toolbar
Add the following content in the space provided:
%ProgramData%Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Save the toolbar. It should call itself Programs.

See my article on how to improve Windows 8.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16620-Ways-to-improve-Windows-8.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@VBdotnet2005  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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Francois_ITCommented:
Did i not answer your question?
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