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Skip Start Screen and Go to Apps Section Automatically in Windows 8.1 [Guide]

Posted in Windows8 years ago • Written by Jenny AaronComments Off on Skip Start Screen and Go to Apps Section Automatically in Windows 8.1 [Guide]

Previously, we have discussed with you to auto save screenshots in Windows 8.1 that is one of the most exciting hidden features of Windows 8.1. Here, you will find complete information on how to directly jump to Apps Section while skipping the Start Screen in Windows 8.1. The frequent users of Windows 8.1 are quite comfortable while using its advanced and newly introduced features, but there are a large number of users of Windows 7 who directly upgraded to Windows 8.1 and thus, it becomes a disturbing issue for them to use the advanced Metro UI style Start Screen in Windows 8.1 instead of using the old and typical Windows 7 or Windows XP Start Menu.

They do not find themselves easy while working on Windows 8.1 due to this reason and they try to find out the ways to disable the Start Screen, but in vain. Luckily, TechZend has brought a wonderful technique for the users of Windows 8.1 that can enable them to skip the Start Screen while moving from the Desktop to the Apps Section and they can access the Apps Section directly without any interference of the Start Screen in the midst of their process. Here is how you can do so.

Bypass Start Screen in Windows 8.1 & Go to Apps Section Directly

Step 1: If you are in Desktop mode in Windows 8.1, you need to right-click on an empty place on the “Taskbar” where it will show you some options. You need to click on “Properties” from the list appearing before you.

Taskbar Properties-1Step 2: Now you will be in the next window where you can see a few tabs and you need to select a tab named “Navigation”. Just select this option to go ahead.

Navigation Option in Taskbar-2Step 3: In the Navigation tab, there will be some options in the check boxes before them. You need to check the box before “Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start” as it has been shown in the screenshot below. Once you have done with it, select the option “Apply” and then “OK” to apply the changes.

Taskbar and Navigation Properties-3Step 4: Now click the “Start” button and you will find Apps Section before you instead of the Metro UI style Start Screen. This is what you were looking for.

Apps Section-FinalTip: If you only want to see apps related to your desktop in the apps section, then also check this option “List desktop apps first in the apps view when it’s sorted by category” when opening “Taskbar and Navigation Properties”.

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