Start screen is the new feature which was added in Windows 8. It is the heart of Windows 8 and its successor versions. In the start screen we can find important applications, pictures, news and many other application in the form of tiles. You can also customize the start screen as you want. Now many of us may not like this feature as we are used to desktop mode as in Windows 7 and the other previous version of windows. So, windows 8.1 has included the feature with which you can automatically go to the desktop mode instead of start screen in Windows 8.1

windows8.1screenIf you want to automatically go to the desktop mode instead of start screen in Windows 8.1 then you can do now in this version of Windows.

Right click on “Taskbar” and click on “Properties“.

windows8taskbarYou will see the following dialog box. Now click on “Navigation” tab.

window8taskbarNow put a tick mark in the check box in front of “When I sign in or close all apps on-screen, go to the desktop instead of start“.

Now click on “Apply” and “OK“.

Now the next time when you start your computer with Windows 8.1 you will go to desktop mode automatically instead of Start screen.