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Go to the desktop instead of Start when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed

This policy setting allows users to go to the desktop instead of the Start screen when they sign in or when all the apps on a screen are closed. This policy setting applies to all versions of Windows and versions of Windows Server with the Desktop Experience installed. If you enable this policy setting users will always go to the desktop when they sign in or when all the apps on a screen are closed. If you disable or don’t configure this policy setting users will go to the Start screen by default when they sign in and the user can configure this setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # GoToDesktopOnSignIn

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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