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DesktopOptimization

Published: April 1, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1

DesktopOptimization specifies display settings that affect the desktop.

 

GoToDesktopOnSignIn

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

ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar

Specifies to show Windows Store apps on the taskbar.

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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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