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Sep 4, 2012

When I exit / close [any program / application] I am presented with the old Windows 7 Desktop. Old W7 Desktop is the default when I close a program -- even if I started the program from Metro UI. I wish to see the Metro UI when I close any application. I do not like the extra keyboard press of the Windows key. How can I change Windows 8 such that I default to the Metro UI when I exit [close] any application?

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Sep 8, 2013

I'm fine starting up in the Metro View. Panels and purple are friggin' great. Oh yeah. I love Windows 8.

But what is disproportionately annoying is that you HAVE to click on the [Desktop] panel with your mouse to get to the Desktop view that first time after a bootup. ???

Once you've done that, just once, THEN the Win key will work seamlessly to toggle back and forth - which is of course exactly how it should be.

Is it some kind of security protocol? Maybe if you delete the [Desktop] panel entirely you don't have access to the desktop view, thus allowing for some kind of Admin configuration for limited use?

Why? Is there a workaround? Is this a 8.1 thing and if I'd just shut-up the pain will go away in a couple months?

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Nov 16, 2012

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is there a way to close all tabs immediately?

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