I want to get back the desktop option to the metro ui thingy in Windows 8?


  • Hello. I'm using the Windows 8 dev version, and the Desktop option vanished from my metro ui thingy. Now I usually go to the control paned>advanced ot click on desktop management to go onto my desktop. How can I bring back the desktop option on the menu?
    Monday, September 26, 2011 5:47 AM


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  • Just a quicker way to get desktop is to press Win+D.
    Monday, September 26, 2011 5:57 AM
  • In Metro, type "desktop" to search for it.

    You will see the desktop icon on the right of your screen.

    Right click the desktop icon.

    On the bottom right of your screen click "pin" to repin it.


    Monday, September 26, 2011 6:14 AM
  • Hi Trek, thanks for replying. But I did not find a desktop icon.

    It's like the desktop is playing hide-and-seek

    Also, sometimes when I click on the metro's BG (the green part; left side) then it takes me to the desktop. But it happens very rarely.

    @MCCZ : Thanks. 
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:46 PM
  • If you point your mouse to the left side and wait a bit, you should see a screenshot of another running program and be able to click on it to swith on it. The Desktop is treated as "another running program" for this purpose.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:42 PM