Here’s how to get the silly Start Screen back in Windows 10

Some people have been using the Start Screen for so long that they’ve developed an embarrassing, almost paradoxical love for it.  The Start Screen is one of those things that the public has simply acquiesced to because it didn’t really have a choice.

With the advent of Windows 10, the Start Screen is gone but some people feel forlorn with its absence.  That’s why today I’m going to show you how to get that silly start screen back.

Let’s get on with it!

To boot to the Start Screen instead of the Start Menu in Windows 10, right-click the Taskbar and choose Properties from the context menu.

Taskbar properties for Windows 10

Click on over to the Start Menu tab and uncheck Use the Start menu instead of the Start Screen.

Changing the Start Screen options

Windows will censure you about saving your work.  It needs to log out to commit your changes so if you’re not ready for that just click Cancel and save your stuff first.

Changing the Start Screen settings

Now when you login and click the Start Button, your forsaken Start Screen appears and takes over your monitor like it did in the Windows 8 days. (seems so long ago since we skipped Windows 9 doesn’t it?)

If you want Windows to automatically display the Start Screen at sign-on, go back to your Taskbar properties, click the Navigation Tab and uncheck When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start.

Go to the desktop instead of start

Once you get tired of the Start Screen (I’m sure you will) just return to the Start Menu tab and put a check in the box you originally deselected.

 

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