moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?
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Hi, Shirley. There are two settings that you can change to make sure that, in the future, even if Tablet Mode does get turned on, your desktop and task bar won't be hidden.
1. Open Settings with Windows key plus I.
2. TAB to the list of Settings categories, and press ENTER on System.
3. Arrow down to Tablet Mode, and press ENTER.
4. Under Tablet Mode, make sure, Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode Button is Off
5. Also under Tablet Mode, make sure, Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode Button is Off.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?
Thank you! Thank you! I must have done that, but I sure don’t know how. Wow!
This list is great when guys like you are willing to respond. I thank everyone who replied…and I truly thank you for coming up with the idea.
A very happy Shirley
Did you somehow turn on Tablet Mode?
Press Windows Key + A and tab until you hear Tablet Mode, if it is checked press the spacebar to uncheck it.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Yes, I tried rebooting. I also pressed windows key plus D and also the alt M and even Control M. Nothing happens. I ask Curtana for mail is the way I find it now. I no longer have the normal list. I hope I didn’t get a virus or something.
No, I didn’t finish the letter before the Desktop vanished, but I asked Curtana for mail and finished (rewrote) the important email letter. What the letter had to do with everything is that I was rushing to get it sent out before today—long story. In my hurry, I may have pressed the wrong keys somewhere—or been keying too fast--that darn letter took up a lot of my time and brain power. By the time I sent out my plea for help last night, I was exhausted. (smile).
My next plan is to call Microsoft Disability number. Thought I’d pick your brains on the list first.
Did you try rebooting?
Did you try pressing, Windows key + D, or M, to take you to the desktop?
Did you press, Insert + T, to read the title of the screen you're on?
Was your computer doing some sort of update and wanting to reboot?
Did you get your letter composed and saved?
What relation does composing a letter and not having a desktop have to do with each other? What I mean is, as above, did you finish the letter, save it, then you couldn't find your desktop?
I'm not trying to be an A'Hole, but you're leaving out a lot of things that could of, might of or maybe did!
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
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From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02 PM
Subject: What happened to my desktop?
My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).
Any help would be appreciated.