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I've had my HP envy for over  a year now and recently ran into a problem with my home display screen. When turning it on it would always turn onto my background display with my different folders everywhere, but now it locked itself into a different kind of screen. Now when I turn it on it does show somewhat of my background, but with the different apps displayed as it I had pressed the windows key. I have tried almost everything and can't get it back to normal. 


Is there any way to reset my laptop to how it used to be?


Please help!


Thank you,



2019-11-16 (1)_LI.jpgHome screen stuck on this display, help!

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The following article might describe what you are seeing:

Start Menu Stuck on Desktop - Won't Exit


The fix:

Switch off Tablet mode



Settings > System > Tablet Mode


When I sign in

Select the "mode' you want from the dropdown menu




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