DesktopOptimization specifies display settings that affect the desktop.

Child Elements

Setting Description
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 Microsoft Store apps on the taskbar.


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 Configuration Passes




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 Microsoft Store apps on the taskbar.