Microsoft to allow users to jump straight to desktop in Windows 8.1? Written by Michael on April 14, 2013 - 04:50AM
Microsoft may be working on an option to jump straight to the desktop for users in Windows Blue, according to code found inside important operating system files. For as long as Windows 8 has been out, many have criticized the usage of the Start Screen in favor of the usage of the Start Menu.
For those upgrading to Windows Blue, you might now have the option to remove the Start Screen. According to the report, after examining the code in twinui.dll, there is a line that is "responsible for disabling the Start Screen" and after disabling or modifying the code it makes the system "go to the desktop automatically." Those using Windows 8 or the leaked Windows 8.1 build, you will obviously know by now that this option isn't yet available.
What are your thoughts on this change? Would you give Windows 8.1 a try if there was an option to jump straight to the desktop?