Bouncing back and forth between the Start screen and desktop remains a jarring experience in Windows 8.1. But you can make the trip smoother by giving both environments the same look.
Windows 8.1 offers a new option that lets you splash the same background image onto the Start screen and desktop and even keep the two images in sync. Here's how to set it up:
Launch Windows 8.1, open the desktop, and then right-click on the Taskbar. Select Properties from the popup menu. In the Taskbar and Navigation properties window, click on the Navigation tab. Check … Read more