Why does Windows Defender open up within the desktop environment in Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by gaving, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. gaving

    gaving New Member

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    I really like Windows 8 and am thinking of getting it, but I have one problem - I hate the desktop! Aside from deleting the tile from the start screen and not moving your mouse to the bottom left corner to show it, is there any way to uninstall the desktop completely so that when Windows Defender is opened up, there is nothing underneath it? I thought the point of Windows 8 was to have a pure tile experience without desktop exposure. I did try adding Defender as a tile to the start screen but it still opened up within the desktop - getting on my nerves! Anyone been able to solve this problem?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    the desktop is still an integral part of the os design and cannot be disabled.
     

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