[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users

Desktop Mode

Definition - What does Desktop Mode mean?

Desktop Mode is a graphical user interface (GUI) environment for Windows 8 for quickly accessing commonly used applications and services. Desktop Mode works like a typical desktop, as in all versions of Windows earlier than Windows 8, but with slightly different functionality and appearance.

Techopedia explains Desktop Mode

Desktop Mode is one of the two different GUI environments available in Windows 8. The other is the tiled screen menu. Typically, Windows 8 starts in the tiled screen UI, but a user can switch to the desktop mode, which nearly resembles the desktop found in previous Windows versions. However, the desktop mode doesn’t include the start button, although all frequently used apps icons are placed on the horizontal bottom bar. And, unlike the new Window 8 app menu, most of the functionality of desktop mode can be accessed with non-touch input devices such as mouse and keyboard.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.