DesktopOptimization

Applies To: Windows 8.1

DesktopOptimization specifies display settings that affect the desktop.

Child Elements

GoToDesktopOnSignIn

Specifies to go to the desktop instead of Start Screen when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed.

ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar

Specifies to show Windows Store apps on the taskbar.

Important

It’s recommended that both settings, GoToDesktopOnSignIn and ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar, be set to a consistent value, either both set to true or both set to false.

Valid Passes

offlineServicing

oobeSystem

specialize

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | DesktopOptimization

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output specifies to go to the desktop on sign in and to show Windows Store apps on the taskbar.

          <DesktopOptimization>
                    <GoToDesktopOnSignIn>true</GoToDesktopOnSignIn>
                    <ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar>true</ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar>
          </DesktopOptimization>

See Also

Concepts

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup