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Swift-R    2

Some times when I open the start menu and I want to open an app it does nothing. Even if I want to switch to the desktop I have to use ALT+TAB because the Desktop button does not work.

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f0rk_b0mb    698

Maybe try to unpin and repin the desktop tile?

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Swift-R    2

No one? Today I couldn't switch to desktop when I started the computer. I had to CTRL+ALT+DEL to open task manager which switches to the desktop.

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

Refresh your PC

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DKAngel    180

what have u installed or mucked with for it to actuall start doing that?

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Matthew_Thepc    59

No one? Today I couldn't switch to desktop when I started the computer. I had to CTRL+ALT+DEL to open task manager which switches to the desktop.

Well, just as a temporary solution you can use the Win+D shortcut to get you there a bit faster.

Would it be possible for you to take a procmon? Download procmon.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx) then start it up, go to your Start Screen, and attempt to access the desktop. If it fails, press Win+D then File -> Save... all events as a PML file and upload it to Neowin. That way we know exactly where it failed and what it was doing when it failed.

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Swift-R    2

Win+D doesn't work when it's happening. I have to use ALT+TAB, it's the only way. The problem is when the computer is started, ALT+TAB doesn't work so I have to use CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Here's that PML file you requested:

http://ge.tt/9mqebGS/v/0?c

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Sekyal    33

I'd refresh, it is one of the new additions to Windows 8 that really is a benefit.

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Swift-R    2

I'd refresh, it is one of the new additions to Windows 8 that really is a benefit.

What do you mean refresh?

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grayscale    237

What do you mean refresh?

winkey+w, type refresh.

Read what happens (i.e.,your installed desktop applications will be gone). If you're okay with it, proceed.

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Swift-R    2

I don't want to lose my installed desktop applications, they're too many xD

There has to be a fix for this...

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