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GoToDesktopOnSignIn

Published: April 1, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1

GoToDesktopOnSignIn specifies to go to the desktop instead of Start Screen when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed.

 

true

Specifies to go to the desktop instead of Start Screen when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed.

false

Specifies to go to the Start Screen instead of desktop when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed.

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The default value of GoToDesktopOnSignIn depends on the selected power platform role.

ImportantImportant
It’s recommended that both settings, GoToDesktopOnSignIn and ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar, be set to a consistent value, either both set to true or both set to false.

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For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML output specifies to go to the desktop on sign in and to show Windows Store apps on the taskbar.

<DesktopOptimization>
     <GoToDesktopOnSignIn>true</GoToDesktopOnSignIn>
     <ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar>true</ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar>
</DesktopOptimization>

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