Windows 10 'Old Style' Desktop Icons not available

  Angry Kid 15:29 22 Nov 2015


I wonder if anyone is able to help my father as he is unable to view his desktop icons (old Windows style) on the desktop but has access to the tiled version of the start menu.

This is very frustrating and I am wondering if I have missed something simple.

Your help as always would be much appreciated.


Angry ;-)

  iscanut 16:10 22 Nov 2015

Right click on the small windows tile bottom left, and you should see at the very bottom of the list, " desktop". Select that option to see the desktop.You can also personalise the start screen when in desktop mode. Click start, settings, personalise. You will then be able to customise according to taste. If you set to " use full screen Start when in desktop" you will see full desktop screen. See "Start behaviours" at the bottom of customise option lists. Also when you click on "desktop", select View or "sort by" to make further customisation.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:31 22 Nov 2015

right click blank area of desktop - select Refresh

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