Like most, I'm new to Win 8 but I can't get over all the
hysteria. Two simple things to remember:
1. The Start Screen is just an expanded Start Menu.
2. The easiest way to get to the Desktop (and your Program Icons)
is to simply place the "Desktop" tile in the top left position of the Start Screen.
Then all you need to do is press Enter at the Start Menu, and you will
go directly to your Desktop! Simple. No 3rd party software needed,
no contorted keystrokes!
(Note: You can also place any tile in the top left position,
that you want to launch just by pressing Enter, in case you'd rather launch an app
instead of the Desktop).
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