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Open Files on the Desktop in Windows 8 - CmdrKeene's Blog
If you use Windows 8 on a typical desktop computer (with a keyboard and mouse), you may not like getting whisked over to a full-screen tablet interface just because you opened an email attachment or picture file. Here’s how to stop that and stay on the desktop. You can stay on the desktop by setting a desktop-based program as the default one that opens for all the file types it can handle. For example, tell the desktop Picture viewer to…